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  •  They're betting that while the country (0+ / 0-)

    might blame them at first for the "cliff", eventually it will pressure Dems to give in to their demands to get us out of another recession.

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

    by kovie on Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 09:57:03 AM PST

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    •  Giving in to their demands wouldn't (0+ / 0-)

      help at all.
      What the Dems will have to do immediately in January, is push an unemployment extension. And there are a bunch of critical programs that lose funding in the Sequester that must be restored quickly.
      Added revenue from the expiration and sequestration, the new "facts on the ground" will make it hard for them to fight necessary spending restorations. It should also then be possible to get some new stimulus moving, maybe by tying a middle class tax cut to it that the GOP has to support.
      I don't see any upside to bending to their extortion and every upside to telling them to fu(k off.

      If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

      by CwV on Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 10:27:32 AM PST

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