Why Going Over the Fiscal Cliff Might Make Sense for Republicans
If they take us over the tax rates will rise. Capital Gains up to almost 40%. Then if a deal is struck under those conditions they could still appear to be lowering taxes in the end, even if they end up at 35%. Norquist will not be able to say they broke the pledge becuase they were working within the system they had at the time, not the previous structure. Voters don't have long memories. They vote on the issues of the day...not issues of two years ago. Republicans could be seen as standing up for their base, fighting "the good fight" as long as they could, safe from Norquist's pledge, and largely free from voter backlash on this issue. Just my opinion....and believe me I don't advocate this course of action. I'm just putting it out there as a possibility.