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

Thasic Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 6:06 AM
If demofarts want to tax the rich, let them. I don't understand why Republicans want to fall on their swords for a bunch of people that don't vote for them or support them financially. Most of the rich live in Hollywood, New York and other big cities. They vote overwhelmingly for Democrats. Let them reap the benefits of what they have sown. I would say make sure these limosine liberals that disdain the flyover states actually pay, through the nose. Just make sure the small business owners aren't the ones taking the brunt of the tax increases, just the uber rich. That is what Obama keeps saying he wants to do. Craft a series of taxes based around that. Then let Obama put up or shut up.
Panda Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 6:11 AM
Thasic, your points are actually even more true when you factor in the higher cost of living in most Leftist states. California, New York, Delaware, Hawaii, etc.--average incomes are much higher in these places by necessity, but taxes on "the rich" hit everyone above certain income levels, regardless of where they live.

So, it would hit places like California and New York far worse than Oklahoma and Kansas.

It's still bad economic practice, but I'm just very bitter right now. It's like watching Pennsylvania and Ohio suffer from the most layoffs and cutbacks since November 6th. GOOD!!!!!

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...