Congratulations. One of the kookiest things I've read on Free Republic in the last 12 years, and that's saying something.
Talk about a long game. The republicans essentially screwed themselves when they passed a bill in 2001 that expired.
Which it did because they were trying to show how they would be good stewards, unlike the democrats.
If they had simply passed a bill that didn’t pay for itself, like the democrats do all the time, we wouldn’t be in this mess.
Remember, this was a bill that was supported by all the anti-tax groups back in 2001. So frankly, I don’t see how anybody should be upset, this is what the bill they passed was designed to do.
We have two choices, in my opinion. Either we put our own proposal together, pass it, and then say “it is either this or the cliff”, and see what happens, or we completely give in, and pass exactly what the president has proposed, and then spend the next two years clearly articulating exactly what the negatives were in that bill, and how it is ALL THE DEMOCRATS FAULT.