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Fiscal Cliff Notes: Part II

Pat2387 Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 9:29 AM
They shouldn't even negotiate. Anything they get out of negotiations will be held against them and held out to the media as the reason the policies didn't work. They should just let Obama and the Dems run it. Pass whatever they like. Let America see what happens. That is the only way they will ever convince America that progressive policies don't work.

Editor's Note: This column is part II in a series. Part I can be found here.

One of the big advantages that President Obama has, as he plays "chicken" with the Congressional Republicans along the "fiscal cliff," is that Obama is a master of the plausible lie, which will never be exposed by the mainstream media-- nor, apparently, by the Republicans.

A key lie that has been repeated over and over, largely unanswered, is that President Bush's "tax cuts for the rich" cost the government so much lost tax revenue that this added to the budget deficit-- so...