Congressional Democrats: We’re Fine Going Over The Fiscal Cliff and Plunging the Nation Into Recession

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Ace @ Ace of Spades HQ:

There are two possibilities here. Both may be true.

The Democrats may simply be posturing in order to wring a complete victory in negotiations. By threatening to take the country over the fiscal cliff, and seeming to mean it, they will force Republicans — whose allegiance is to the nation, and not the progressive ideology — to stop them by giving them everything they want.

The other possibility is that they’re not just posturing and that they do mean it. Charles Krauthammer has been talking about this — the Democrats know that to finance their ever growing welfare state they will have to tax the middle class. What better way to do it than to take us over the fiscal cliff (automatically raising income taxes on the middle class) and simply say “The Republicans did it, they wouldn’t compromise?”

The other part of it, the automatic sequestration part, is likewise something they desire. Deep slashes to the military without having to vote for it? There are also cuts to Medicare, of course, but the Democrats are moving away from the old vote and besides, lots and lots of old people will continue voting for Democrats no matter how much they cut from Medicare (as they proved this last election).

And there’s one more thing: We’re going to have a recession, with the fiscal cliff or without it. It’s better for Obama and the Democrats to have a recession that they can claim “was all because of Republicans” rather than one which is plainly owned by Obama.

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Curt served in the Marine Corps for four years and has been a law enforcement officer in Los Angeles for the last 24 years.

4 Responses to “Congressional Democrats: We’re Fine Going Over The Fiscal Cliff and Plunging the Nation Into Recession”

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    Common Sense

    I say let’s go over now. The economy is going to fail either way and this way we can get started on fixing it the correct way. It reminds me of the failure of 0-blama and the auto industry. Only a fool would think by buying the union votes and feeding their pension would save it.

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    Drive on: The other side has engineered the entire sequestration process and will blame it on the conservative side no matter what. On to the cliff – hereby requesting all patriotic Republican and Conservative Senators to just vote present as dingy harry is going to do what he wants anyway. Until we get to the bottom of this addiction of the moochers, we have no chance of fixing the problems. No more new taxes. The bush cuts, obozocare, death tax and the myriad of new dumbocrap business adverse regulations will be more than enough to get us there – to the bottom that is.

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    The Democrats have been playing Boehner-head and the Establishment Republicans for years. They were completely suckered into this sequestration agreement. The Republican party needs new leadership, and John Boehner needs to be replaced as Speaker.

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