Off the Cliff

The real fiscal cliff is the nation’s $16 trillion debt, slated to rise to over $20 trillion if President Obama’s budget–for which not a single member of Congress voted–is the de facto blueprint for the next four years. Obama, as far as I can tell, has never once in his life taken responsibility for a problem, let alone solved one. So he doesn’t care about our impending financial collapse, except insofar as he can demagogue it for political advantage. Hence his absurd position, that all he cares about in negotiations with Congress is that upper-income taxpayers–those who are already paying twice their fair share of income taxes, on the average–pay even more, even though the effect on the deficit will be negligible. Michael Ramirez brings Obama’s fiscal death wish to graphic life:


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