The conservative backlash at ‘Taxby’ begins

"How many people are thinking of running against me?"

"How many people are thinking of running against me?"

And the counterattack against Saxby Chambliss — “Taxby”, they’re already calling him on Twitter — has begun in full force.

From Robert Stacy McCain:

“Nothing that Chambliss does now can save him from his inevitable fate.

He is doomed beyond all hope of redemption.

Here’s the point: A Republican in a purple state can go wobbly without much fear of reprisal. But if a Republican in a deep-red state like Georgia is permitted to get away with flaunting his “bipartisanship” on such a fundamental issue, then every GOP senator might be tempted to join the RINO Caucus, becoming a bunch of treacherous self-serving sellouts like Arlen Specter and Lisa Murkowski.”

From Daniel Horowitz at Red State, writing with admirable frankness about what’s really at stake here:

“Saxby’s comments are quite instructive for conservatives as we confront a Republican Party that is committed to capitulation. This imbroglio over the fiscal cliff was never about the budget –- spending or revenue. It is about the fundamental role of government in a constitutional republic that inherently restrains the size of government. As such, even if raising taxes on the rich would be fair (it’s not; they already pay 37% of the income taxes), and even if it would be economically prudent; it is the wrong thing to do. Any additional revenue would be used to grow the size of government at a time when it needs to be cut in half. On this core issue, Republicans like Chambliss and Graham side with Democrats. We side with the Constitution.

That’s why this has never been about Norquist and his tax pledge. If Democrats would genuinely agree to a deal that would wind down the welfare and entitlement programs and eliminate full departments of the executive branch, conservatives would reluctantly go along with some form of revenue increases. Raising taxes is unfair and counterintuitive, but if that is what it would take to get Democrats to come onboard with our efforts to shrink government, then it would be a deal worth making.

The real narrative here is that Democrats will never agree to downsize the budget in any consequential way. And with Republicans like Saxby Chambliss, why should they?”

And Georgian Jason Pye, writing in United Liberty:

The fight over the budget in Washington is about scaling back government. Unfortunately, Chambliss has been part of the problem during his two terms in the Senate. He has been part of the political class that has spent too much and now wants to take his fiscal irresponsibility out on of taxpayers. It’s time for Chambliss and others like him to go. Here’s hoping an electable fiscal conservative steps up to the plate in Georgia.

– Jay Bookman

354 comments Add your comment

King of Planet Kolob

November 26th, 2012
12:24 pm

Revenue is on the table, but it is not. The Republicans have yet to prove that raising taxes on the rich will devastate job creation the same way they proved that tax cuts does not lead to job creation.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

November 26th, 2012
12:25 pm

The stooped is strong with these wingnuts. I hope Saxby and others stand strong. They are heading for continued disaster if they do not.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

November 26th, 2012
12:26 pm

ahhh dang spellcheck. Stoopid not stooped.

Welcome to the Occupation

November 26th, 2012
12:27 pm

Raising taxes is unfair and counterintuitive

That word again.

Stuck on Italics

November 26th, 2012
12:28 pm

King of Planet Kolob

November 26th, 2012
12:29 pm

“This imbroglio over the fiscal cliff was never about the budget –- spending or revenue”.
Just like tax cuts were never about job creation but about “starving the Govt until you can drown it in a bath tub”

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

November 26th, 2012
12:29 pm

If Democrats would genuinely agree to a deal that would wind down the welfare and entitlement programs and eliminate full departments of the executive branch, conservatives would reluctantly go along with some form of revenue increases.

Not intended to be a factual statement.

Aquagirl

November 26th, 2012
12:30 pm

Slanties! Slanties! And more slanties!

stands for decibels

November 26th, 2012
12:32 pm

“a Republican in a deep-red state like Georgia”

Guess nobody’s had the heart to show Daniel Horowitz that list of “red” states in order of Romney’s 2012 margin of victory.

Jackie

November 26th, 2012
12:32 pm

What is sad about this fight is those who voted for Senators and Congressmen who still stand by their pledge to keep tax rates for the top 2% from going up to 39% (rate during the Clinton boom) and keeping in place the tax rates that are currently in place for the other 98% of the population, do not seem to understand that the inability of our political leaders failure to resolve this problem has the potential to bring the WORLD into another recession.

Joe Hussein Mama

November 26th, 2012
12:33 pm

Good. Let’s run Max Cleland against him.

King of Planet Kolob

November 26th, 2012
12:33 pm

Bush never vetoed a spending bill before him, so I no not believe any Republican really cares about the deficit.

JamVet

November 26th, 2012
12:34 pm

Let’s run Max Cleland against him.

Damn good idea. IF Max’s healthy is up for it…

Matti

November 26th, 2012
12:34 pm

Please don’t hate on the conservatives’ backlash. It’s all they’ve got! There is no forward lash in their tool shed… bless their hearts.

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

November 26th, 2012
12:35 pm

I feel so italicized!

and, gosh, you know if McCain is calling you out of touch, you must be! :roll:

St Simons - aboriginal BOOTAKOOK 2014

November 26th, 2012
12:37 pm

joke’s on you Robt Stacey McCain, whoever you are

Georgia’s purple NOW – Bootakook 2014

Welcome to the Occupation

November 26th, 2012
12:37 pm

Italics Bold underlined

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

November 26th, 2012
12:38 pm

“When italics are outlawed, only outlaws will have italics.”
– Thomas “Slanty” Jefferson

barking frog

November 26th, 2012
12:38 pm

So Norquist has been a lightning rod for the GOP regulars and of no
consequence all along.

Joe Hussein Mama

November 26th, 2012
12:39 pm

Jamvet — “Damn good idea. IF Max’s healthy is up for it…”

Don’t know who would be available and worthwhile if not Maxie. It’s not like we have a deep bench among Democrats in this state.

Maybe Thurbert Baker could be convinced to run for it?

getalife

November 26th, 2012
12:39 pm

I noticed the cons cut and ran from this blog.

Are they ashamed of their words or scared Obama will get them?

larry

November 26th, 2012
12:40 pm

I guess the Republicans didnt learn anything 3 weeks ago. They had 3 very safe Senate seats and then along comes the Tea Party, knocks the establishment Republican out and then the Tea party canididate loses to the Democrat.

It happened in Indiana, North Dakota and Virginia.
And they were heavily favored to win in Missouri and the other Virginia Senate seat.

Believe me, it can happen in Georgia. But if they want to cut off their nose to spite their face, ill be more than happy to help them.

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

November 26th, 2012
12:41 pm

Kam – 12:38 – :lol:

tm

November 26th, 2012
12:41 pm

Tax, Tax, Tax but where are the Cuts, Cuts, Cuts that the Democrats are proposing???

Aquagirl

November 26th, 2012
12:42 pm

According to Peach Pundit….Karen ” PR Disaster” Handel might consider challenging Saxby. What a snarker’s dream race!

larry

November 26th, 2012
12:43 pm

It’s not like we have a deep bench among Democrats in this state.

While that’s true, here’s a name.

Jason Carter.

Rightwing Troll

November 26th, 2012
12:43 pm

The good news for Saxby is that for the last 2 years every electoral prediction, and economic prognostication uttered by the nattering nabobs of negativity and loudly outspoken vocal minority ( fat,white,grumpy old men) and their morally bankrupt “entertainers’ and leaders has been wrong, save two:
The election was indeed a landslide.
There was a silent majority out there waiting for election day to make their voices heard.

Do the right thing gentlemen, and the people will notice… not just the Klansmen, flaggers, and teatards…

Lead the way and regain some credibility for yourselves and your party.

getalife

November 26th, 2012
12:43 pm

tm,

Our President cut a trillion and wanted to cut another 4 trillion.

The gop walked away for tax increase for the ones that collapsed our economy.

Jerome Horwitz

November 26th, 2012
12:44 pm

This is what Saxby gets for being a legislator rather than a politician. Fortunately these are the same people who were predicting Romney landslides so they have about zero credibility.

And Kam – don’t be hating on them Red Devils. Who leads the league?

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

November 26th, 2012
12:45 pm

Well, I’m against going after old Saxby. If he leaves, the Congressional golf handicap will go up three or four strokes. There’ll be nothing but a bunch of hackers up there.

stands for decibels

November 26th, 2012
12:46 pm

The fight over the budget in Washington is about scaling back government

At the risk of sounding faux-naive: Didn’t we all vote on that already?

Joe Hussein Mama

November 26th, 2012
12:46 pm

Larry — “While that’s true, here’s a name. Jason Carter.”

That name certainly carries some weight, but can it carry a statewide election? Baker’s got a track record at the state level, and while he got Sonny hacked off at him, I don’t think that’s necessarily a *bad* thing if you want to get elected in GA.

Brosephus™

November 26th, 2012
12:47 pm

Tax, Tax, Tax but where are the Cuts, Cuts, Cuts that the Democrats are proposing???

Hopefully, they will come on 1 Jan 2013. I seriously hope and pray that our Keystone Congress fumbles this one as they have done everything else.

DebbieDoRight - Dems uses actual math and ratios to counter the republican magic based economic plan.

November 26th, 2012
12:47 pm

Just like tax cuts were never about job creation but about “starving the Govt until you can drown it in a bath tub”

I believe that too. The Conned are eager to get back to the “gold old days” of deregulations, child labor, dismal/appalling educational standards, and feudalism.

Those systems worked well for thousands of years with the wealth in a few hands and all others suffering, and they admire the effectiveness of those times.

Why in the year 3030, we can have our very own version of “Hunger Games” for the top 10%’s enjoyment.

Rightwing Troll

November 26th, 2012
12:47 pm

“According to Peach Pundit….Karen ” PR Disaster” Handel might consider challenging Saxby. What a snarker’s dream race!”

Do you mean Karen “I couldn’t defeat the ethically challenged, morally and financially bankrupt Nathan the real bad Deal” Handel???

She may actually have a chance… Saxby, while he utilized deplorable tactics against a true war hero, is much too clean to represent the backwards state of Georgia…

RB from Gwinnett

November 26th, 2012
12:49 pm

“Tax, Tax, Tax but where are the Cuts, Cuts, Cuts that the Democrats are proposing???”

Yea, libs, how about trotting out some more of those “cuts” that are really only a reduction in the increase like you always do. It gets your media stooges all a flutter and make the sheep think you actually accomplished something while you lead them to slaughter.

BTW, when is it all the liberal owned businesses are going to give up the wads of cash they’re sitting on and start hiring?

stands for decibels

November 26th, 2012
12:50 pm

I seriously hope and pray that our Keystone Congress fumbles this one as they have done everything else.

I never thought I’d post this, but what the heck:

Save us, John Boehner!

Joe Hussein Mama

November 26th, 2012
12:50 pm

R. W. Troll — “Do you mean Karen “I couldn’t defeat the ethically challenged, morally and financially bankrupt Nathan the real bad Deal” Handel???”

She’d be mercilessly pelted with birth control devices at every campaign stop in the state. :D

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

November 26th, 2012
12:51 pm

Karen Handel … the gift that keeps giving.

Real Scootter

November 26th, 2012
12:51 pm

noticed the cons cut and ran from this blog.

They did no such thing getalife!!!
They are still downstairs wading thru the horse hockey trying to get here. :lol:

getalife

November 26th, 2012
12:52 pm

The people sent a horrible message to congress by reelecting them with a record low approval rating.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

November 26th, 2012
12:52 pm

And Kam – don’t be hating on them Red Devils. Who leads the league?

Yeah, yeah, yeah, and deservedly so (damnit!).

Read an interesting point on the BBC website about the upcoming fairplay rule to control spending — how is Chelsea gonna control spending when they owe mega £ to ex mangers?

Nero

November 26th, 2012
12:52 pm

None of it matters. As more and more Republicans ditch Norquist in favor of higher taxes, Obama and the leeches will overstep and balk at spending cuts and entitlement reform. They will parlay the their new found political power into a running of the table on the impotent Republicans. The Republicans lose either way. There will be no fix. Just more raising of taxes and the same ol’ mortgaging of this country’s future. So go over the Cliff and force this country’s hand. Make the leeches own it.

ByteMe - Got ilk?

November 26th, 2012
12:52 pm

All this is is the not-so-consequential right wingnut media having a hissy fit. Smart Republicans will ignore them. Of course, that means that almost no one on the right will ignore them. :)

DebbieDoRight - Dems use actual math and ratios to counter the republican magic based economic plan.

November 26th, 2012
12:52 pm

Aquagirl: Karen Handel?!?!? For the SENATE!!?? :shock: :shock: :shock:

My isn’t it amazing how far a G.E.D. and a kooky platform can get ya!

++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Lead the way and regain some credibility for yourselves and your party

Rightwing……….please, whatever you do, don’t hold you breath waiting for that to happen. Please.

getalife

November 26th, 2012
12:53 pm

Real Scootter,

Tell the cons “sheets”.

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

November 26th, 2012
12:54 pm

” They are still downstairs wading thru the horse hockey trying to get here. :lol:

haha … more like “moving the goalposts” …

we did not say that! well, if we did say that, it was to address the liberal media. well, if it was actual business media, then I want to see the tax code. well, if the story really is genuine, then they only deducted $50.

sweet jeebus, they’re gonna need a truss after all this lifting and carrying.

DebbieDoRight - Dems use actual math and ratios to counter the republican magic based economic plan.

November 26th, 2012
12:55 pm

She’d be mercilessly pelted with birth control devices at every campaign stop in the state.

:lol: :lol:

Psssst: If only her father would’ve just said no…………….

GoodScout

November 26th, 2012
12:56 pm

Eat your young, Teapublicans!

And if you can’t bump off the draft-dodger in the primary, Third-Party him!

Moderate Line

November 26th, 2012
12:57 pm

Our tax revenues were 15.4% in 2011 for the federal government. Since WWII we have only 4 years below this figure. 2009 – 15.1%, 2010 – 15.1%, 1949 – 14.5%, 1950 -14.1%.

Brosephus™

November 26th, 2012
12:57 pm

Joe Hussein Mama

November 26th, 2012
12:58 pm

I’m still thinking Thurbert Baker. Quick, someone give some pros and cons for him.

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

November 26th, 2012
12:59 pm

“She’d be mercilessly pelted with birth control devices at every campaign stop in the state.”

these are the smallest frisbees I’ve ever seen!

F. Sinkwich

November 26th, 2012
1:01 pm

RINO’s are dupes.

Sure, they’ll get a Bookman “Profiles in Courage” award plus an invite or two to a Sally Quinn Georgetown cocktail party for throwing conservative principles under the bus, but come election time the Dems and MSM will still call them racists, homophobes, granny-killers, etc. And the country will continue its downward slide to euro-socialism.

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

November 26th, 2012
1:03 pm

At least 2 republicans have stones….does anyone else remember JB Stoner?

Nero

November 26th, 2012
1:04 pm

Call the leeches bluff. Sequestration now!

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

November 26th, 2012
1:05 pm

“does anyone else remember JB Stoner?”

we used to pass his house every Sunday on our way to St. Joseph’s for mass … and, yes, he had a white German Shepherd that patrolled his yard.

DebbieDoRight - Dems use actual math and ratios to counter the republican magic based economic plan.

November 26th, 2012
1:05 pm

Obama and the leeches

Nero, since you feel so much antipathy towards “BIG Gubmint”,I know that you will denounce these “government entitlements” if you were ever in need:

FEMA — Hope you have GREAT insurance.

SSI — Never age.

Medicare — Ditto

401K Deductions on your taxes — Tell Uncle Sugar to go to HELL!! You don’t need no stinking deductions!!

Homeowner’s Deductions on your taxes — Ditto

Small Business startup funds — You can save yourself from receiving that low interest GUBMINT loan by working 3 jobs, eating nothing but carrots, and sleeping in cardboard boxes in order to raise capitol for your business! DAMN Uncle Sam’s ENTITLEMENT funds!

Farm Aid — Ditto

Tax Deductions for “Greening” up your home with things like solar panels, insulation and siding, etc.: EFF YOU! USA!! Keep your damn money!!!

And while you’re at it– Tell Uncle sugar to give you back every damn dime you paid for fireman, policeman and those road crews fixing up the roads.

They’re nothing but freaking leeches anyway!

JamVet

November 26th, 2012
1:06 pm

The real dupes are the faux conservatives who just got routed again – and in three out of the past four elections.

When it gets to six or seven out of eight, maybe, just maybe, Andy will start singing a different song.

But then again…

yuzeyurbrane

November 26th, 2012
1:06 pm

Interesting. The alternative universe still has spokesmen. I have read plenty of evidence that says they are wrong on the facts. Where is their evidence? Before you answer,righties, don’t give me an ideological rant. I accept the purity of your sincerity in you ideological beliefs. Faith-based is OK. . . in religion. I challenge you to present facts here. Read Krugman. He argues facts and empirical data.

Real Scootter

November 26th, 2012
1:07 pm

I’m still thinking Thurbert Baker. Quick, someone give some pros and cons for him.

I can give you a pro JHM.He was instrumental in writing the GA law that makes hunting and fishing a right in this state.He’ll get my vote.

ByteMe - Got ilk?

November 26th, 2012
1:08 pm

Call the leeches bluff. Sequestration now!

Sequestration now! Sequestration for-evah!!

WAW

November 26th, 2012
1:08 pm

I’ll believe cuts will be made by Congress when the #1 item on the list is their “pay day for life”. Once sworn in, they are on the government overhead for life. Saxby gets to play golf all he wants and gets paid for it – win or lose.

Bill Orvis White

November 26th, 2012
1:08 pm

Good one: Taxby Shameless – needs to be rightfully fired and removed from office. Tea Party Republicans remain even stronger than our premiere in 2010. We are committed to holding all officeholders accountable no matter what their party. Amen, Bill

Moderate Line

November 26th, 2012
1:08 pm

getalife

November 26th, 2012
1:08 pm

Love that name JB Stoner.

Nero

November 26th, 2012
1:08 pm

Nothing is going to change. Same s***, different day. More leeches lining up at the trough. Push ‘em over the cliff. Force their hand.

Jay

November 26th, 2012
1:09 pm

It’s true that a Democrat could not win in 2014 against Chambliss. Romney carried this state by eight points, and that’s a lot to overcome. It means that Chambliss’ only real danger of losing would be in the primary.

On the other hand, if Chambliss were to lose in the primary, it’s conceivable that the right Democrat might be able to pick up the seat despite Georgia’s red-state status.

Look at Indiana, where Richard Lugar lost in the primary to a hard-core conservative. In the general election, Romney carried Indiana by 10 points, but the Democrats still won the Senate seat there by five points.

Romney also carried Missouri by 10 points, but the Democrats won the Senate seat by 15. In North Dakota, Romney won by 20 points, but even there a Democrat still won the Senate seat.

In other words, it could happen in Georgia too.

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

November 26th, 2012
1:09 pm

USinUK – not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

November 26th, 2012
1:05 pm

I will never, ever forget his late night ads with the dixie flag as a backdrop, stumping for gubnor…I do believe he had more vigor in his beliefs than Wallace..

The GOP better follow Saxby’s lead…unless of course BO gets everything he wants and things get worse…all the teaparty zealots need is the slightest bit of motivation..

barking frog

November 26th, 2012
1:09 pm

O.K.” fiscal cliff” everything bad happens if tax cuts expire and we’re back to
where we were under Clinton. BS.

getalife

November 26th, 2012
1:10 pm

“We are committed to holding all officeholders accountable no matter what their party.”

You would vote gop if they promised to lock you up and take everything you own bill.

ByteMe - Got ilk?

November 26th, 2012
1:12 pm

O.K.” fiscal cliff” everything bad happens if tax cuts expire and we’re back to
where we were under Clinton. BS

The issue isn’t that the old tax code was just fine, it’s the sudden “economic dislocation” to 5% of GDP that’ll take about 4-5 quarters to work through the economy. After that, we’ll actually be in a much better place economically and fiscally.

DebbieDoRight - Dems use actual math and ratios to counter the republican magic based economic plan.

November 26th, 2012
1:12 pm

Thurbert Baker. Quick, someone give some pros and cons for him

One big con for me, (this is the reason i didn’t vote for him):

Genarlow Wilson and Baker’s, (thinking about running for governor), part in that travesty.

Georgia’s top prosecutor vowed he would fight a judge’s order that would have set free Genarlow Wilson, a Georgia man serving a 10-year prison sentence for a consensual sexual encounter he had as a teenager.

getalife

November 26th, 2012
1:12 pm

I think saxby just wants to play golf and does not care about losing a primary.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

November 26th, 2012
1:12 pm

The mantra of our conned on this blog seems to be: “No new taxes. Was it over when the Germans A-bombed Hiroshima? And it ain’t over now. :roll: ‘Cause when the GOPpers lose elections…….”

sheepdawg

November 26th, 2012
1:12 pm

Jason Carter should be our next senator

Regnad Kcin

November 26th, 2012
1:12 pm

In the spirit of the season:

“and there, there on the other side, in the middle of the other side, away from everything else on the other side, in parentheses, capital letters, quotated…”

but not italicised?

indigo

November 26th, 2012
1:13 pm

Saxby is interested in only one thing, staying in office. He has been advised by those in the know that the best thing to do is adopt a “if you can’t beat them, join them” stance. He and his cronies are gambling that by election time, a majority of his Georgia electorate will agree.

As of now,this sort of position seems rather strange, However, Saxby has not managed to get elected and re-elected all this time by being stupid. He has powerful connections all over the State and they are telling him this is the best possible position for the future.

Aquagirl

November 26th, 2012
1:13 pm

these are the smallest frisbees I’ve ever seen!

Oh look, now they’re throwing balloons in wrappers! How festive!

Nero

November 26th, 2012
1:15 pm

Embrace the Cliff!!

Matti

November 26th, 2012
1:15 pm

Mr. Bookman breaks it down at 1:09. If, for example, Tom Price (R – silky little mustache) defeats Chambliss in the primary, it’ll be fun watching the smarmy carpetbagger traipsing across rural Georgia trying to convince folks that he’s one of them. Heh….

getalife

November 26th, 2012
1:18 pm

They already cut Medicare and Reid took SS off the table.

JamVet

November 26th, 2012
1:19 pm

ByteMe, the quote that brings back great memories for so many of our southern conservatives…

Sequestration yesterday! Sequestration tomorrow! Sequestration forever!

GT

November 26th, 2012
1:19 pm

Who is going to challenge Saxby? These Republicans are allowing daylight and hope to the Democratic Party if they throw out Saxby for say Newt or one of his types. This may be the end of the strangle hold the far right has on Georgia. I like what Saxby is trying to do but if he lost I would vote Democrat as would around 45% of the voters here. I am already hearing my Republican friends posturing to change sides or not vote, either way it would make the 45% inflate to over the 50%. These guys would really be in a hole if they lost Georgia.

nathan's political arsonist

November 26th, 2012
1:21 pm

so fun and entertaining to watch the delusional, racist, easy to anger old white man’s party devour its own….please keep poking them Jay, they say funny stuff on here and continually expose their narrow minded hatred and ignorance

Jefferson

November 26th, 2012
1:21 pm

The young adults in Georgia are learning quick, the GOP has nothing for them.

Nero

November 26th, 2012
1:22 pm

Leeches seem to be filling out their political Christmas lists right on schedule. It’s all just another leech distraction. Chambliss will win and the leeches will harp yet again how backward and racist Georgia is. Force their hand. Go over the cliff..

nathan's political arsonist

November 26th, 2012
1:22 pm

GT, ssssshhhhh, don’t tell the imbecils

barking frog

November 26th, 2012
1:22 pm

The Republicans have confused sequestration with segregation. They believe
they are taking the country back.

GT

November 26th, 2012
1:24 pm

DownInAlbany

November 26th, 2012
1:25 pm

tm

November 26th, 2012
12:41 pm

Tax, Tax, Tax but where are the Cuts, Cuts, Cuts that the Democrats are proposing???

Anyone who is paying attention knows that tax increases are coming. When does DC (the heck with Dem/Rep or Con/Lib arguments) cut expenditures?

ByteMe - Got ilk?

November 26th, 2012
1:26 pm

Sequestration yesterday! Sequestration tomorrow! Sequestration forever!

You can tell that my parents weren’t from around here :)

Nero

November 26th, 2012
1:26 pm

The leeches fear sequestration because their sky is falling prognostications will be exposed. Time for some good ol’ belt tightening. Raise all taxes. Cut all spending. Force the leeches to take their medicine for the good of the country.

barking frog

November 26th, 2012
1:27 pm

The only fiscal cliff is for the folks on unemployment if the benefits are
not extended.

Nero

November 26th, 2012
1:28 pm

No, we’re giving it back. Back to future generations who won’t be drowned by your leech tendencies.

nathan's political arsonist

November 26th, 2012
1:29 pm

hey bill orvis white, we intend to fire all of the old gop white haired homophobes eventually, just stand by and watch as intelligence takes over the south and eliminates the old racist hate mongers forever

nathan's political arsonist

November 26th, 2012
1:29 pm

The Better Georgia movement has only just begun…….

Nero

November 26th, 2012
1:30 pm

Folks on unemployment will be just fine. Leeches tell wonderful scare stories.

Corbin Sharpe. I think, therefore I am...I think.

November 26th, 2012
1:30 pm

Bill Orvis White

November 26th, 2012
1:08 pm

Not your usual good stuff, Bill. Still reeling because you found out God is not a Republican?

weetamoe

November 26th, 2012
1:31 pm

Anyone who read Krugman’s most recent column in the AJC might be interested in responses from the experts Krugman himself cites. The CRS concedes that the marginal tax rate of 91% on the superrich (the 0.01% )that Krugman claimed,was really closer to 45%, and the Picketty and Saez whom he cites estimate the actual rate at about 31%. For more about his credibility, research comments by Princeton econ prof Harvey Rosen. And for real fun the NYT archives should have the hilarious exchange between Krugman and Public Editor Dan Okrent (best PE of all- also great book about prohibition) during which Krugman was forced to retract lies in three of his columns in a row.