Fiscal Cliff prediction
Mark my words . . . . .
Tax rates will remain unchanged as of 01/01/13. This gives the republicans the "out" of participating in lowering tax rates on the below $250k folks some time during the first quarter. In this manner they will be able to remain true to the lord to whom they have pledged fealty, His Higness, Grover Norquist. They will not have violated their no tax increases pledge to Lord Grover. Wait, watch, it will happen. No balls, too many oaths to too many things/people, and the Constitution does not come first.
Yes, yes, yes, the dems are equally if not more wicked, but there is no honesty or honor on the right either.
Naturally, the common people don't want war, neither in Russia nor in England nor in America, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But the people can be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for their lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.
Hermann Goering at the Nuremburg Trials