The article about the fiscal cliff from the Associated Press, a mouthpiece of the Democratic Party, and the contention that President Obama is negotiating in good faith to avoid it is another lie that the national media spews forth.
All the assorted Marxists, Leninists and Maoists can't wait for this to happen, salivating at the thought of billions more dollars ripped from the hands of people who actually earn a living so as to consolidate more power in the name of the good of the state. And its all led by the Communist-in-Chief Obama.
Too harsh you say? Read "The Communist Manifesto" and the writings of its leaders through history. Obama preaches straight out of these writings. While he preaches his love for the common people he enacts laws that destroy their individualism and liberty.
Frederic Bastiat, a pioneer in classical liberalism, wrote, "The law places a collective force at the disposal of the unscrupulous who wish, without risk, exploit the person, liberty, and property of others. It has converted plunder into a right, in order to protect plunder. And it has converted lawful defense into a crime, in order to punish lawful defense." Ask anyone who has been in the sights of the EPA, etc.
Jefferson in his "Notes on the State of Virginia" warned us of an elective despotism in which I profess we live in today.
Lenin called his followers "useful idiots." This doesn't mean they were bad people — just ill-informed, and communism is very appealing to the desperate.
Norm Thomas, a presidential candidate for the Socialist Party in 1944, said, "The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of 'liberalism,' they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened."
Welcome, all you useful idiots, to the United Socialist States of America!