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  •  I actually wonder whether (1+ / 0-)
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    going over the so-called cliff would really be all that bad. Taxes would go back to Clinton levels, hardly a disaster for the economy at the time. Spending would get across-the-board cuts but specific appropriations would be made to reverse them. The real problem would be medicare and social security but think how focused and angry seniors would be as they blamed Republicans for the cuts that would really start to bite just as the mid-terms came into play. So, rather than freak out like the MSM, I am not at all alarmed by this. Who knows? We might see Defense shrink!

    For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life. - Albert Camus

    by Anne Elk on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 05:02:33 PM PST

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