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    bewareofme, isabelle hayes

    Throw out logic--throw out patriotism--throw out economic theory--throw out hope.  Since at least 1980, Republicans have dreamed of starving the beast--this "cliff" is their wet dream.  It's gonna go down.

    Apres Bush, le deluge.

    by melvynny on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 09:59:20 AM PST

    •  ...Except the expired tax cuts (0+ / 0-)

      The "Fiscal Cliff" is actually what the budget would look like if a bipartisan budget deal happened.  Tax increases together with spending cuts.  Too sudden for the current economy, but nonetheless it's not "starving the beast" as much as it is actually giving it a balanced diet for once.

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