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December 28, 2012


Republicans Resigned to Getting Blamed

BuzzFeed: "It's difficult to find a Republican operative who is willing to say on the record that going over the fiscal cliff next Tuesday is a good idea. Provoking a crisis is bad politics: Republicans are resigned to taking the blame. And it's bad for their policy agenda: They will likely be cornered into a broader tax hike than the best deal they could get from President Barack Obama today, and with none of the spending cuts that might now be on the table."

"And yet, the dominant emotion among most Republicans here is one of sheer resignation."

Said one prominent Republican: "It's a shit show. Tax rates are going to go up on everyone, and we're going to get the blame."












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