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

Obama and the dems know exactly what they are doing and where they are taking us. This is their plan. Their plan does not involve SAVING the US, but instead, destroying it. All they will do is destroy the government, but not 'we the people'. So bring it on you S O B s. When the smoke clears from your destruction and deceit, we the people, will be standing there, strong and armed. And, I pity you, for the rage that you are unleashing will not be stopped.

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...