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

oldervoter68 Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 6:47 AM
We ran this country pretty successfully for years with spending around 19-20% of GDP. Gotta work to get it back to that level, hold our Congress accountable for that (Representatives and Senators) during each election cycle.
Keep the change Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 7:12 AM
Agreed but it really should 18 like it was when the pasty white rapist pervert ran things

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...