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

Uber Dave Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 11:38 PM
Liberalism 101 Lesson 135: Statist/Socialist/Progressives must ensure that all know one simple fact and that is no private concern, from a street vendor to evil mega corporations and everything inbetween, can ever meet the needs of our Amerikan working kamrads like the government. Liberal/Statist/Socialists must use special words like "infrastructure" to baffle the simpleton rustics in "fly-over country" into realizing that there can never be one thing they could possibly do without the helping hand of the State. This is so that we can justify relieving them of their wasteful over abundance and so make them all wards of the State because the fundamental transformation of Amerika into a Marxist worker's paradise requires all...

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...