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Congressional Liberals: This Fiscal Cliff is Pretty Great, Actually

Ross83 Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 6:26 PM
Paul is gone. Time to let it go and join the real world.
Van Lingle Mungo Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 6:38 PM
DDelMonte Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 6:34 PM
In the real world, we would not spend more than we take in.

Who's out of touch?

So why don't republicans consult the man? Who knows more about economics than Paul?

I'll tell you why: because so-called conservatives only care about waging war. It makes them feel tough. Everything else comes second.

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...