We're going to be sinking fast in this fiscal quicksand

Published: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 12:46 PM.

Normally a news event or story germinates in my brain, springing forth this little column. Well last week there was no germination, only fermentation. The recent tax posturing rots.

And could the term "fiscal cliff" have been used any more than it was by every talking head who could find a camera or microphone? In fact some interviewed "experts" actually referred to it as the "physical" cliff.

Notwithstanding deficient vocabulary, I think the whole shebang was misnamed from the get-go. A more appropriately descriptive term to banter around should’ve been the "fiscal quicksand" because we are truly going to sink over our collective noses if President Obama has his way.

Although I can’t believe it’s true, if he’s trying to destroy the country then he’s definitely on the right track. I’m in awe of how much damage he was able to inflict during his first term.

I don’t care much about the tax increase for higher income folks. They’ll pay a little more, but I don’t see it as a big whoop one way or the other. Truth be told, it’s just a single flea on our big economic dog.

The main heartburn most of us had with any increase on anybody was less about adding taxes and more about giving Obama extra money to blow. "Tax and spend" used to just be a campaign slur but is now orthodoxy practiced by the administration with religious fervor.

They should establish a church, "Our Lady of Perpetual Bankruptcy." Their collection process would use two deacons at each row — one to pass the plate and the other to frisk all of the parishioners to make sure they’re donating "fair" shares.

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