When the lemmings all start blaming the "obstructionist Republicans" in January for taking us off the fiscal cliff, remember this:
To be fair to the Secretary and the President, we didn’t just put together a bill that included his $2 trillion tax increase – we also added the almost $400 billion in new tax stimulus measures he wanted as well. This bill contained a continuation of the payroll tax holiday, a 10 percent credit for new wages that will go to businesses big and small, and it included a fix to one of the many flawed provisions of Obamacare – an expansion of a tax credit for businesses that no one uses. This proposal reflected exactly what was in the President’s budget and his various submissions to Congress.
That is Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell venting a little frustration as he explains that Harry Reid would not allow Obama's fiscal cliff plan to come up for a vote on the Senate floor.
Apparently, near total capitulation by the Republicans is not enough.
This screen shot from Drudge just about tells it all:
Go. Let.them.go. Hurry up, even.
Bernard Goldberg wrote the most delicious rant about this. He fully acknowledges that those nasty, obstructionist republicans will be blamed no matter what:
We know that you, the American people, will blame us, the Republican Party if we go over the cliff. We know you will blame us when we slip into another recession and millions of Americans lose their jobs. We know that if a giant meteor falls out of the sky and kills a pussy willow in Wyoming you will blame us for that too. Good thing we no longer care what you think.
There's no question. Never mind that Obama has increased government spending to unheard of levels. It's the Republicans fault! George Bush's fault!
I swear, they still say that. They do.
Sure, this will cause a lot of pain and suffering. Too bad I’ve reached the point where I don’t care anymore. Barack Obama doesn’t understand how the economy works and neither do the slugs who voted for him. They deserve each other – and the consequences of their actions.
That's truly where I am with this - just let it go. We're all going down the tubes together whether we want to or not.
And it won't matter whose fault it is when it's all over. They'll still blame the Republicans, of course, but it won't matter. You can remind them that
Just as long as