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Pushing Conservatives Off the Fiscal Cliff

mwakefield Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 9:18 AM
I say let's fall off the cliff and see where that leaves us. I refuse to give in to blackmail. We need to stand together against the insanity. If we give in over this issue we might as well start learning Russian... because the cold war will have won... and we will be the next USSR. Look how they fared.
kenneth416 Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 10:54 AM
While allowing ALL tax rates to return to the Clinton-era rates would not be catastrophic in itself, Obama would then simply propose to REDUCE the rates on everyone under $200K/$250K to the Bush-era rates (while leaving the highest brackets unchanged) and the Republicans would be put in the position of OPPOSING the reduction of taxes on the "middle class."
Further, the sequestration would kick in and require significant cuts in expenditures without necessarily targeting the real culprits. A meat axe approach to solving a problem for which a surgical scalpel is best suited.
Charles SWVA Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 10:03 AM
Over the River and through the woods,
And over the cliff we go,
Obama will pull the sleigh through the snow,
As over the cliff we go.

I'm with you wakefield. Over the cliff. Give Obama everything he wants. Let's find out if he is right. I think he is wrong and the country will be taught an "object lesson" which it truly needs. Besides, taxes get hiked, spending gets cut. Isn't that exactly what we need? Smiley faces :-) all around.
The conventional wisdom has emerged that in order to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff," politicians in Washington must agree to some method of tax increases ("revenue") -- which will be real, even if low taxes are not the cause of our ills -- alongside some kind of promise of spending restraint on entitlement programs, which is our problem, and which no one believes Washington will restrain.

The American left and our "objective" journalists -- same thing, I know -- are not helping the nation balance its budget. As usual, these partisan hacks are obsessed with tearing the Republican coalition apart,...