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

The_Solandog Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 4:47 PM
Republicans are proud of the Citizen's United verdict and have also been instructed to parrot, "in fact, I've never heard of a corporation that wasn't composed of a person or group of people, i.e. you can't incorporate an abstract." I say, Yes, the corporation is a separate legal entity, but it is not human. A human being is composed of atoms. But an atom is not human. The Republican endpoint is to put corporations above the citizens of the USA.

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...