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Democrats: Absent Tax Hikes, We're Totally Willing to Head Over the Fiscal Cliff

Mark in CA Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 8:20 PM
Fine. Let's go over the cliff. We are going to down anyway. We might as well get it over with. Better an abrupt end than death by a thousand cuts.
Jerry555 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 8:23 PM
The Liberals have already made a thousand cuts, to bloody the waters and to make the Republicans willing, for those that are not, it will be a hard landing.

Profoundly irresponsible?  Of course.  Politically insane?  Not really.  I'll expound on the second point in a moment, but first, let's survey the brazen talk from Team Blue -- with massive, recession-inducing tax hikes hanging in the balance.  Our new friend Patty Murray is at the front of the line:

Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) says that if Republicans do not agree to let tax cuts expire for Americans making over $250,000 per year, the country should go over the fiscal cliff, which would allow automatic cuts in spending and the expiration of all tax cuts to...