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Tue Jan 1, 2013, 04:47 PM

I'm not sure the country is going over the cliff, but DU sure as hell has. [View all]

This place has gone crazy.

The Senate deal has tax hikes wrested free from spending cuts and people here still find something to complain about.

"B-b-b-but he said $250,000!"

First of all, it's called negotiation. What DU considers a cave, most Americans see as true compromise and sacrifice. The political fallout from the cliff now falls squarely on House Republicans. This weakens the entire party.

Secondly, the $400,000 cap is not the end of the world. Yes, it's going to reduce some revenue. But this is not the Swiss bank account class. When these people have extra money, they tend to spend it. Thus much of the revenue will come back.

It's strange that, for the amount of interest in politics on this board, how many don't seem to understand how they work. At least not in a realistic sense.

Flame away, my friends.

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