The ridiculous joke that is the negotiation to solve the “fiscal cliff” crisis is easy fodder for cartoons. Obama screeches about a tiny threat of the “fiscal cliff” while ignoring the immense chasm that yawns below America, eager to swallow it whole. This is the deficit, and the debt.
Chuck “the KROWT” Krauthammer lays it out beautifully in his opinion piece, “Cliff-Diving With Obama”:
Republicans must stop acting like supplicants. If Obama so loves those Clinton rates, Republicans should say: Then go over the cliff and have them all.
And add: But if you want a grand bargain, then deal. If we give way on taxes, we want, in return, serious discretionary cuts, clearly spelled-out entitlement cuts and real tax reform.
Otherwise, strap on your parachute, Mr. President. We’ll ride down together.