As the days tick down until the end-of-the-world predictions by Mayan economists come true (it turns out that they didn't make a calendar - it's a calculator), it's becoming more evident that Barack Obama seems eager to actually take us all over the fiscal cliff. How else to explain his sadly laughable and entirely unacceptable proposals for a "compromise" in which he gets everything, and the fiscal conservatives get nothing?
How ridiculous is his offer? Consider this logic: by adding $1.6 trillion in new taxes to the evil wealthy job creators, even Barry expects the economy to take a new slump. So how to energize the economy after shooting it in the foot? With a new round of stimulus spending, of course! Because that's worked so well over the past few years!
Meanwhile, no one on the Democrat side is willing to talk about serious spending cuts of any kind, other than the trillion dollars of imaginary "cuts" that Timothy Geithner is claiming for not fighting two wars in the future. Presumably, if we need another quick $500 billion, Geithner can always pick another country that we won't fight a war with.
According to Republican senator Lindsey Graham (who previously starred as the boyish radio station manager in "NewsRadio"), "I think we're going over the cliff. It's pretty clear to me that they have made a political calculation."
And it's not a complicated calculation: allowing the country to go over the fiscal cliff would allow B. Hussein to enjoy massive sequestration cuts in military spending which would be impossible for him to ram through any other way. Plus the CBO estimates that allowing the Bush tax rates to expire will plunge the nation back into recession and send joblessness through the roof...which dovetails perfectly with this president's desire to see the United States downgraded into international insignificance.
Just like the complete ass that he is.