I, for one, welcome our new tax-crazy overlords. Bring it on.
The Senate returned Thursday with an increasing sense that the country will go over the so-called “fiscal cliff,” leading to higher taxes and deep spending cuts across the board.
“It looks like that’s where we’re headed,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said, saying that he doesn’t see how any plan could be brought up in time to beat the Jan. 1 deadline.
Mr. Boehner said his chamber already passed two other bills earlier this year to head off the tax increases, and told the Senate to act on those.
Mr. Reid said the Senate has defeated those, and instead points to a bill the Senate passed that extended tax cuts on families making $250,000 or less, but lets tax rates rise on others. That bill, however, originated in the Senate, which puts it in violation of the Constitution, which requires all revenue measures to start in the House.
I’m no fan of John Boehner. I think he’s a puss-aah that couldn’t negotiate a taffy away from a three-year old. That being said, he caved on tax raises – more than once – and each time he was rebuffed by Obama and that douche canoe Harry Reid. Make no mistake, Obama and Reid want us to go over the fiscal cliff. Their actions during these negotiations – or lack thereof – are all the proof you need.
Boehner should have told them both to go frak themselves back in November. The GOP is going to be blamed for this by the low-information voter (read: morons) anyway. Might as well sit back and enjoy the ride.