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

Nanuq Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 11:43 PM
You're apparently incapable of seeing the difference between possessions and earned income. And you just admitted the top 5% of Americans PAY 59% OF THE US TAXES. Didn't you just say you want everyone to pay their fair share? And yet you just don't see this, do you. Can't comprehend the utter idiocy of your argument. It's a wonder your mother lets you out of the house without a white cane.
Nanuq Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 11:54 PM
Okay, consider this. Take half of all the possessions of all the rich people. Just take it away. There, you've funded your deficit for about 3 weeks.

Next year half their possessions are gone. Remember you took them. So take the other half. Fund your deficit another 3 weeks.

Next year... oops. There are no more "rich" people. You took ALL their possessions to make them suffer for being such greedy bastages.

Now what do you do? You've killed the golden goose.

Please explain.

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...