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

wbenton Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 4:53 PM
1) We need to fight for the best deal until the bitter end. 2) When the Democrats refuse to deal we need to have the Republicans in the Senate promise no filibuster of the best compromise budget even if it includes tax hikes. 3) Republican Congressmen who have signed tax pledges need to vote against any tax increase. Republican's who have not signed a tax pledge should vote "Present" and let the best deal go through. Fight the best fight. No obstruction. Avoid the cliff. Consequences on the Dems.

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...