That was an empty threat. In the fiscal cliff are cuts to government spending. That's poison to them. Their entire strategy requires increased government spending. If you noticed, Republicans are willing to sacrifice some things to achieve some fiscal sanity in our government. A sacrifice would be tax increases. The Democrats cannot sacrifice the primary element of their plan, continued increase of government spending.Guess we'll know soon if the Senate Democrats and President Obama are willing to compromise to keep us all from paying more in taxes next year.
It was Treasury Secretary, Tim Geithner, after all, who said the Obama administration was prepared to dive off the fiscal cliff if Republicans don't agree to give them everything they want.
Is this the new and improved kind of leadership the majority wanted - castrating the military and creating another recession?
Somebody on the left help me out here.
Let the fiscal cliff come. It's the only sane thing our government has done in the past 4 years.
I'm satisfied with it. At least government spending is cut. That is the most important thing that needs to be done. We can work the rest out later.
And, NO MORE DEBT. NOT FOR ANY REASON. Make the government grow up and live within the means the economy provides.