Saturday, December 1, 2012

Fiscal Cliff: Real threat or political opportunism

Is the 'fiscal cliff" more of a calculated political ploy than a real threat?  According to Newt Gingich, "There is no Fiscal Cliff":
The same people who are now negotiating worked two years ago to create the mess which they say is such a threat... 
Their goal is to panic the country so the people will then apply pressure to panic the Republicans. 
Every time you hear “fiscal cliff” just remember it is an artificial invention of the Left.
Power hungry politicians have often used trumped up crises to justify things that would never fly under normal terms or proper scrutiny. Historian Milton Mayer noted a similar pattern as the Nazis rose to power in 1930s Germany:
"This separation of government from people, this widening of the gap, took place so gradually and so insensibly, each step disguised (perhaps not even intentionally) as a temporary emergency measure or associated with true patriotic allegiance or with real social purposes. 
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) is saying to expect a huge fiscal cliff bill to be rushed through just before the Christmas. A bunch of stuff crammed into one package. And on Fox News, Paul says he'll vote against it.

It's Obamacare all over again. It appears we're about to be shafted with one of those humongous bills some in Congress will say has to be passed to find out what's in it.

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