In the discussion thread: Democrats Declare Checkmate in Fiscal Cliff Debate [View all]
Response to kpete (Original post)
Thu Dec 13, 2012, 09:38 PM
customerserviceguy (17,266 posts)
4. It ain't over till it's over
Yes, they feel they have more to lose at this point, but things may change if we do go over the cliff.
The big business types don't want even a minute's interruption of the pursuit of profit that going over the cliff would mean, but if it happens, they'll adjust. They'll gladly go Galt and create a recession designed to hurt the little people way more than fatcat captains of industry will feel.
The Repukes may realize they're already going to get the blame for the cliff dive, they may decide to go all the way, and vote for absolutely no economic relief, even refusing to raise the debt ceiling.
Can the President withstand what happens if that occurs? I hope so, but it's going to be tough to see on TV the faces of the unemployed whose benefits have run out, the elderly patients whose doctors tell them to find another healthcare provider, the folks who are affected by the sequester, and the people who see their paychecks shrink because of the expiration of tax breaks.
The rich know they can hold out as long as it takes.
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