RUSH: Obama Agenda Is To Go Off The Fiscal Cliff

RUSH: … let me get into my prediction here on the fiscal cliff very quickly.  It won’t take much.  Not only are we not going to avoid the cliff; it is my contention, I say to you today that the Obama agenda is to go off the cliff.  He wants the cliff.  And he wants it for two reasons:  A, because of the genuine economic damage that it will do, and, B, for the politics of it.  What happens?  If we go over the fiscal cliff, what happens?  Taxes go up.  Simply by virtue of the expiration of the Bush tax rates.  Taxes go up.  They go up on everybody, not just the rich.  And as is also a part of the fiscal cliff, defense spending gets cut, which Obama wants.  If you don’t believe me, don’t forget that Obama has doubled his request for tax revenue from $800 billion to $1.6 trillion.  That’s his opener in his negotiations with the Republicans to stop going over the fiscal cliff.

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