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GOP Fairy Tale: We Came, We Saw, We Surrendered

rpm Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 8:30 AM
Well said, Hawker. Economics is inexorable. Having run businesses for years, survival is in the small things--a percent here, a percent there. Raise income taxes a percent or two--you push a few off the edge or send them to China.

The Republic is safe.

John Boehner’s no national dictator, we now know, set to ruin the economy by forcing it off the fiscal cliff in the same way that Rep. Paul Ryan did to that poor old lady in a wheel chair on TV.

No, Boehner’s got other ways to screw up the economy, ones that have the happy effect- for him- of keeping the government vortex flowing and sucking in all the money it can.  

The modest, emotional, cigarette-smoking Speaker of the House, you see, uses force only against conservatives who wish to stop the vortex, not against...