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  •  Hey Krauthammer - FU too! (6+ / 0-)

    We aren't playing your stupid game because it doesn't need to be played.  We are going over the cliff.  Yeah!  And all tax rates will go up.  Now if you right wing nuts want to do the "right thing" (hard to believe) then pass a tax cut for the 98% (which really still provides an improvement to 100% because it's marginal rates we are talking about).

    "The real wealth of a nation consists of the contributions of its people and nature." -- Rianne Eisler

    by noofsh on Fri Nov 30, 2012 at 05:00:30 AM PST

    •  Krauthammer hit the nail on the head (1+ / 0-)
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      "And on Wednesday, the president threw down the gauntlet by demanding tax hikes now — with spending cuts to come next year. Meaning, until after Republicans have fallen on their swords, given up the tax issue and forfeited their political leverage."

      Charles' Sherlock Holmes moment deduced correctly: that is about the size of it.   Krauthammer and the rest of his GOP-shilling colleagues can just accept that utterly sensible reality.

    •  Krauthammer is smart enough to know (4+ / 0-)

      that SS contributes zero to the deficit because it's effectively off-budget, having its own funding source that's solvent for at least another 20 years. He just hates it because it's "socialism" and is willfully lying about it because he wants to kill it. He's just another mean-spirited and selfish old white asshole misanthrope.

      "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

      by kovie on Fri Nov 30, 2012 at 05:35:17 AM PST

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    •  Krauthammer is following the ConPun memo... (0+ / 0-)

      They're all starting to yammer about how the "Fiscal Cliff" is a fraud created by Democrats to stampede Republicans into raising taxes.

      My local paper reported Newt the Grinch's recent speech and book-signing gig at the Reagan Library... he said the very same thing.

      It's a mirror image of what I'm reading here on Dkos and hearing from other Dems. ("... a fraud created by Republicans to cut spending") But there's one big difference.

      The ConPuns are NOT saying, "Go ahead punk, make my day".

      They denounce the "cliff", but they're not daring the Congressional Pubs to step off it on January 1. Instead, they're trying to stiffen the 'Pubs resolve against taxes.

      This suggests that the Dems have the stronger hand.

      Have you noticed?
      Politicians who promise LESS government
      only deliver BAD government.

      by jjohnjj on Fri Nov 30, 2012 at 08:04:19 AM PST

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