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The Repubs are going to lose the fiscal cliff mess, plain and simple. If they don't watch out, the Dems are going to simply let the country go over the cliff, then immediatlely introduce legislation to lower taxes for everyone under $250K, plus restore the money to all programs that get cut except for the Defense Department. Are the Repubs really going to vote against tax cuts? I don't think so. Are the Repubs really going to go on record by voting against education, health, highways and bridges, etc.? I don't think so. What the Repubs should do is immediately agree to not oppose anything Obama wants to do regarding taxes, spending, and the economy. The Repubs don't need to vote in favor, just simply abstain. This way Obama and the Dems will truly own whatever happens down the road. It's going to happen anyway, so at least the Repubs should give themselves a chance to say, "We gave Obama his second chance, and look what he did with it." Heck, the spending cuts proposed by the Repubs are as limp as those being proposed by the Dems, so the only thing the Repubs are fighting for is to protect the so-called rich from higher taxes. Well, we already know how well they did with that approach from the last election. Maybe they should try something different. The country is going down the tubes anyway, so at least make it as clear as can be that it's liberal economic policy that flushed everyone down the drain. Yes, it will hurt the Middle Class the most, but they are going to get the shaft no matter what.
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