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

RiCkY.D. Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 9:20 PM
Republicans should very well man their words and stick to their guns. We as republicans have nothing left to lose, Make the liberal b!tches own it and own it all. NO RETREAT NO SURRENDER !..........................besides caving into d-rats demands would not only help further their foolish agenda, but will weaken our base even more than it already is.

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...