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Milton Wolf | GOP should fear voters, not the ‘fiscal cliff’

How many times does Lucy have to pull away the football before Charlie  Brown finally wises up and quits playing her game?

Republicans don’t have to keep falling for the Democrats’ duplicity. The  Democrats pretend the so-called “fiscal cliff” debate is about getting our  financial house in order, so they propose a tax increase on people earning more  than $200,000 a year (i.e., “millionaires and billionaires” in Democrat-speak),  which will fund their leviathan government for all of — drumroll — four  days.

These are pathologically unserious people. Their goal is not to solve the  current fiscal crisis. Their goal is to use the crisis to grow government and  further their statist agenda which, incidentally, created the crisis in the  first place. Recall Democrat Rahm Emanuel’s unmasked moment of clarity: “You  never want a serious crisis to go to waste.”

Now, in hopes of enacting their panacea of tax increases, Democrats offer  spending cuts that everyone knows never will happen. What’s worse, the president  calls for $255 billion in more spending. Only a Democrat would claim increased  spending will reduce the deficit, and only a Republican would fall for it.


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