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

scary313568 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 6:06 PM
More of the double talk....fair share.? Families making 250K living in many AMerican cities are not wealthy by a long shot. This is punishment for being relatively successful. Raising these taxes won't fix the deficet and Obummer's people know it won't. Polarizing, class warfare, divide the country, promote hate. Thanks Dems......

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...