I hope that, at least, the GOP would insist that there be no “sunset” on the middle class tax cuts.
This “doomsday” plan MUST make those cuts permanent.
If we roll over on this, we will never stand up for anything.
When the debt ceiling comes in January, we will find ourselves manuevered into a similar crisis, and we will cave again.
And when President Obama wants a couple Trillion for his next hairbrained scheme, we’ll give him what he wants, just to make the beating stop.
This is it. This is the hill. This is where we make a stand. Either the tax rates stay, of we hit the gas, cliff be damned. Because if we cave here, there is no reason for the Democrats to think we will ever stand firm at any other point.
And in 2014, the Democrats will relieve us of any responsibility when the voters throw out useless Republican Congresscritters wholesale. Why would anybody vote for a representative who will not hold the line when the chips are down? I would rather have a real Democrat than a fake Republican, because at least I know where the Democrat stands.