Originally Posted by DementedLogic
You are wrong. Democrats were not going to, and will not negotiate on entitlement reform or real spending cuts. By standing ground, the Republicans at least got concessions from the Democrats on tax increases.
I would have much rather gone off the fiscal cliff. I believe that if one person's taxes go up, everyone's should. Everyone should feel the burden of this government's spending problem. It is the only way that people will wake up and stop electing these big-spending politicians.
Negotiating is what has got us in this mess. Negotiation and compromise has and will always result in more spending and more government. The inability for people to understand this simple fact astounds me.
Right. Negotation for more government got us into this mess. That's a pretty nice oversimplification.