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Fiscal Cliff Notes: Part II

Scrap Iron in Texas Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 5:37 AM
"Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain." You're giving away the secret, wolfpat, and you mustn't frighten the uneducated among us. Sadly m the uninformed are joyful in their ignorance, and will gladly march headlong into the meat grinder of destiny. Soon, too soon, we will heed Jefferson's advice- "The tree of liberty must be watered occasionally with the blood of patriots and tyrants." And that tree is dying of thirst.
Scrap Iron in Texas Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 6:05 AM
I don't know that there will be any "leaders" Robert.
I think it may just be a spontaneous eruption in many areas around the country.
We will look back and be unable to point to any single event, or maybe we will.
Lexington and Concord spring to mind.
Robert 206 Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 5:56 AM
Where are the leaders who do this watering? It seems to me that this fellow's skin color automatically blocks any criticism that would have been heaped on any president in the past. There is widespread condescension in the media and in the opposition for this clueless, would-be dictator. He is treated like a small boy with severe retardation problems! He gets an automatic pass and we get a national disaster!

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...