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About That Fiscal Cliff

Thasic Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 1:44 AM
I agree. Let them eat cake as the saying goes. The idiot voters of this country, minus a few of us better informed, voted for 'hope and change'. I say give it to them in spades. The Republicans should allow any and every piece of moronic nonsense the dems put forth to pass. They should not vote for it, but abstain. Let them take all the 'credit' for the goodies they bring forth and reap all the pain as well. The only way America is going to wake up and pull their collective heads out of their nether regions is if the country REALLY suffers. I'm talking Great Depression type suffering and more. They wanted it, let them have it.
hiimterry Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 8:43 AM
Don't forget that the Great Depression brought us Roosevelt's New Deal. We've been suffering from that ever since. I'm in the "Let it Burn" camp as well, but I do fear the result being a total socialist takeover.
1960Republican Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 3:43 AM
Thasic -- Your ""The Republicans should allow any and every piece of moronic nonsense the dems put forth to pass," was exactly the tactic used by Joseph Stalin to gain absolute rule. It is a tempting tactic, but I don't care much for the result.
rk58 Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 2:17 AM
I'm not fond of the idea of a deeper depression.. but having the republicans abstain en masse and letting the Dems pillage and burn is a pretty good idea.
Yikes, we're headed toward a fiscal cliff! It will crush the economy! Or so the media and politicians tell us.

The "cliff" is a series of tax increases and budget cuts that automatically go into effect Jan. 1 unless Congress acts.

Will Congress act?

It will! I see the future: The politicians will meet and fret and hold press conferences and predict disaster. Then they'll reach a deal.

It will just postpone the reckoning, but they'll congratulate themselves, and the media will move on.

America, however, continues to go broke.

"They're not going to admit that we're bankrupt, and they won't...