Well, if the Democrats only plan is to increase the size of government and the Republicans only track record is increasing the size of government don't you feel pretty stupid voting for either one if what you want is smaller government?<quoted text>
Carol, the fiscal cliff seems to be the only act of Congress that cut government spending. The Democrats have only one plan, to increase the size of government until the government dominates everything. If they create a catastrophe in doing so, that will give them justification for using the government to take control of everything.
Boehner won't do anything but give the Democrats everything they want. That's why Nancy Pelosi asked Boehner to arrance the selection of Speaker in November, and not as it should be done on the first day of the next Congressional session. Boehner ordered the 112th Congress to select the Speaker for the 113th Congress.
We have to let the fiscal cliff happen. If we don't, then there's absolutely no reason to believe the insanity we saw the past 4 years, to include 2 years with a Republican House, will end.
There's no way to pay for the government the Democrats are creating. It's an impossibility. There's just not enough earnings to be taxed.
The fiscal cliff cuts government spending. The fiscal cliff raises taxes. We need both to happen.
And, we also need to increase the number of people paying taxes. 47 percent getting a free ride just don't sound right.
Now, don't allow any more debt. We can't afford any more debt. Every dollar we borrow brings us closer to the inevitable collapse perpetual borrowing causes.