Happy New Year, all!
That is, to the extent it’s possible. Take solace in family and friends and know that you won’t be alone in your sufferings.
It’s barely 8:45 am here, and I’m already drinking. Take that as a sign. Also, I’m going to leave this post here as an open thread of sorts, for when we get the announcement that, naturally, the GOP has folded on the “fiscal cliff crisis” just in time to save New Years!
— When what they could have done is gone over the cliff, then introduced legislation calling for tax rate reductions on the bottom three brackets, a cut in corporate tax rates, and a return to the Bush rates for everyone else as a way to incentivize business and investment. Taking away Obama’s greatest weapon: his class warfare posturing.
Which they won’t do. Because DC is nothing but the theater of a one-party system pretending to be a two-party system. And most of us deep down know it.