We all know they like to raise taxes and blame Republicans for the negative effects associated with them! It's obvious to the most partisan person what they are doing with the fiscal cliff. The bill they gave to the Republicans was a pile of crap. Not even a shred of compromise. In fact it went even more radical then they would have previously gone. The reason? They want the Republicans to reject the bull crap that was give to them. They want America to go over the fiscal cliff! Once we go over the fiscal cliff: Taxes raise on everyone, payroll holiday vanishes, tax deduction go missing and swift spending cuts come into place. The economy will fall into crisis and the leftist media will play the conservative hating the little guy theme. That is when Obama comes in and says we need to lower the taxes on $250K and below today. We can't wait any longer. We'll worry about the $250K> later (which of course he won't). He won't give back all the tax deductions, but will blame that on the conservatives. He will get a messiah, spending cuts without having to get villified by his base. He will cherish some spending cuts and increase spending on other liberal causes. In the meantime, everything will backfire. The fall from the cliff will put us in a recession, job losses will be hard hit, small businesses already hit hard by Obaminationcare will close their doors and a depression will be inevitable. The Democrat plan might lead to another political victory, but it will lead to a destructive economic climate!