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For GOP, Losing Might Be the Only Way To Win

tbashaw Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 11:34 AM
Let's go over the cliff, it will be better than putting off the inevitable pain. This will be quicker, more painful, but reduce the long term suffering. Kinda like pulling the bandaid off quickly. Taxes on everyone will go up no matter what happens, and spending will go up, especially if we agree to a short term "fix." The longer we wait to deal with this, the deeper in the hole our economy will go. I am for facing the music, demonstrating immediate effects of Obama care, raising taxes, and cutting spending.

According to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll, 73 percent of Democrats and 63 percent of independents -- and even 39 percent of Republicans -- now favor raising taxes on those making $250,000 or more a year. So give the people want they want.

As it is, the GOP is engaged in an unwinnable scrum with Barack Obama, a man chasing the gold-plated Holy Grail of hiking top marginal tax rates on the rich and small businesses -- bringing in, according to the Congressional Budget Office, a few days' worth of revenue. Concede the Bush-era tax rate (though you...