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

zcandler Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 4:36 PM
The money business is a funny busy. It has to keep being re-cycled. Many people are buying on credit cards. The money backing credit cards comes from the savings of others. The "people" are the only economic source. As a retiree who depends on SS and the income off my savings, I find that my spending has become stifled due to the ow return on money. I have less money to spend because of the low return which in turn affects the livelihood of the workers making and selling the goods. Our fed money system is so counter-productive. I know the politicians cater to those who will keep them in power. Right now that's the people on welfare. The politicians need to accept the responsibility of this country and make some spending cuts.

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...