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Congressional Liberals: This Fiscal Cliff is Pretty Great, Actually

nepar Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 8:54 AM
Obama's 3rd Term: BHO's Secret Plan to Retain Power Through 2020 ! Using vast new powers, Obama will: Greatly increase the size of the Fed's quantitative easing, leading to massive increases to inflation. Seize control of the entire 401k retirement system, forcing Americans to buy more risky-US-Govt-debt. Implement vast new taxes across our economy, as they've already done with the health care prgrm, which they'll do next by implementing a Natl-sales-tax. Continue to expand the welfare rolls by record amounts, buying still more votes, power, setting the stage for a 3rd Obama term. Reshape our foreign policy, drawing America into partnerships with dictators, socialists around the world. pro.stansberryresearch.com/1210THIRDLIA/OPSINB01

No, you aren't dreaming.  This post is a virtual facsimile of the 'fiscal cliff' piece I authored two weeks ago, replete with many of the same discouraging bells and whistles -- Democrats reveling in their leverage advantage, public opinion polls spelling doom for Republicans, and no tangible progress on the actual task at hand.  If that sentence wasn't enough of a morale boost for you, feel free to read on.  Liberals in Congress, led by incoming Senate Budget Committee Chair Patty Murray, are ostentatiously demonstrating an insatiable appetite for fiscal cliff-diving.  Their...