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I don't have any links to post because I'm on my phone but surely everyone is familiar with what this means. Do you think our scummy politicians will do anything? Should we just go over the so-called cliff and hope for the best?Answer Question
I don't think it matters what happens, I think Democrats will blame Republicans and the media will lap it up and regurgitate it all on air. Even imposing higher taxes on 'the rich', which many are business owners, will result in higher prices for everyone, so the middle class still gets to pay for it in the end.
As for my own opinion I am very wishy washy on the subject. One day I feel like Republicans shouldn't compromise their fundamental ideals, an the next day I think 'F*ck it, lets drive this thing off the cliff', and then a day later I think 'give dems what they want and let the own the failed results' (yeah, like it won't be Bush's fault).
Regardless of what I think should happen, I am fairly certain they will just end up kicking the can down the road. Our poor future generations. *smh*
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:17 AM on Nov. 28, 2012
I'm not happy about it either, but we do need deep cuts and I think if they kick the can down the road then it's going to hurt worse in the long run. Don't get me wrong, I don't think there is any way to avoid the 'pain', and I am fairly certain that everyone will feel a level of it. The rate of spending is just unsustainable. It has been for a long time. I have a feeling that the deal will end up looking like higher taxes for a certain set of people with the promise of spending reforms that will never come to fruition. It's just not possible to spend yourself to prosperity. Its like going to the bank while going through bankruptcy and asking for a massive loan. Honestly, at this point I don't think either side have the balls to do what is necessary to fix our economy. Holding this stupid shit over our heads makes us a much more compliant constituency.
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