In response to:

Who's Afraid of the Fiscal Cliff?

Mudslinger Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 12:28 PM
Vader, I agree with you. I know the tax hike will do little to pay our bills and will probably hurt the economy. It's based on fantasy and envy. But the Democrats have demogogued it to death. It was a key element of Obama's campaign. Let them have it and let them live with the results. If Obama get's his beloved tax hike on the rich, he won't have his favorite excuse for his failed presidency.
Were the average Republican asked for a succinct statement of his views on taxation, he or she might respond thus:

"U.S. tax rates are too high for the world we must compete in. The tax burden -- federal, state, local, together -- is too heavy. We need to cut tax rates to free up our private and productive sector and pull this economy out of the ditch."

This core conviction holds the party together.

Yet today the leadership is about to abandon this conviction to sign on to higher tax rates or revenues, while the economy is nearing stall speed. Yet,...