Spoiled Brats: Tea Party activists cheer on the Fiscal Cliff

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    As if in a replay of the debt ceiling debacle which resulted in our country’s credit rating being downgraded for the first time in history, Tea Party activists are cheering on another disaster. House Speaker John Boehner’s failure to obtain enough votes for Plan B in ‘fiscal cliff ‘negotiations is applauded by the Tea Party.

    “I want conservatives to stay strong,” says Christine Morabito, president of the Greater Boston Tea Party. “Sometimes things have to get a lot worse before they get better.”

    National Post reports:

    Anti-tax conservatives from every corner of the nation echo her sentiment.

    In more than a dozen interviews with The Associated Press, activists said they would rather fall off the cliff than agree to a compromise that includes tax increases for any Americans, no matter how high their income. They dismiss economists’ warnings that the automatic tax increases and deep spending cuts set to take effect Jan. 1 could trigger a fresh recession, and they overlook the fact that most people would see their taxes increase if President Barack Obama and Boehner, R-Ohio, fail to reach a year-end agreement.

    On Capitol Hill, some Republicans worry about the practical and political implications should the GOP block a compromise designed to avoid tax increases for most Americans and cut the nation’s deficit.

    “It weakens the entire Republican Party, the Republican majority,” Rep. Steven LaTourette, R-Ohio, said Thursday night shortly after rank-and-file Republicans rejected Boehner’s “Plan B” – a measure that would have prevented tax increases on all Americans but million-dollar earners.

    “I mean it’s the continuing dumbing down of the Republican Party and we are going to be seen more and more as a bunch of extremists that can’t even get a majority of our own people to support policies that we’re putting forward,” LaTourette said. “If you’re not a governing majority, you’re not going to be a majority very long.”

    (my bold)

    I would prefer to take a swan dive off the edge of that cliff than for our President who won by popular and the electorate vote, to give into extremists. Poll after poll as well as Obama’s reelection confirms that America would prefer for taxes to go up. Grover Norquist will be leaving the building and when he does, he can take the remnants of the Tea Party with him.

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