…, and this is just for the record – no need to respond. Congress at best will alleviate an immediate problem at hand, one that they themselves created. Why did they create it? Why, to finally address the runaway deficits and national debt that is taking us to the real fiscal cliff. There is absolutely NO solution to that problem in what any of the parties are willing to do for this near-term charade. The can is being kicked down the road big time as debt and deficits continue to increase for out years that disappear into the haze.
In any event, what will really happen is a big across the board tax increase – one that hits the middle class through the payroll tax increase (shhh! we’re not supposed mention that), and the other, the vaunted class warfare tax rate increase (that re-elected Obama) to up the taxes on everyone making more than $250K - or is it …? Oh crap, who cares - among whom are legions of real job creators. Whatever.
The real fiscal cliff? That’s when the dollar collapses, the US effectively defaults on its debt and entitlement obligations (paying off in Monopoly money), and the world shifts to a hodgepodge of alternative reserve currencies for international commerce. Our military will be reduced to coastal defense, and the biggest gun carriers in the land will be the FEMA Corps and Homeland Security focused on keeping Americans from getting at the throats of their government scumbags.
[31dec12 update] This thoughtful Dilbert cartoon came from a reader. It has appeared here before, but it is still very appropriate as we celebrate the new year - Happy 2013 everbody!