Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 | 2:01 a.m.
President Barack Obama and the left are salivating over the November election results.
Tax revenues and entitlement programs are the principle topics in the so-called “fiscal cliff” conflict that faces negotiators from both parties. Elections have consequences, and the Democrats are not showing any signs of compromising on either taxes or entitlement programs.
Obama and his team are entrenched over a tax rate hike on those earning over $250,000 a year and are refusing to alter either Social Security or Medicare.
The leftist base is seeking large cuts in defense spending. This at a time when a declining America is facing increasing threats around the globe. The plunge into a second-rate socialist society is occurring, and that’s a shame.
If Obama is successful, the debt crisis will balloon and prompt another downgrade in America’s debt rating, and Obama marches forward in a reckless path that leads to the further fiscal and strategic collapse of the nation.
Close to half of Americans are in disagreement with this path. Nevertheless, this is a democracy, and the consequences of the election are having their effects. The United States is now a decidedly liberal, left-of-center nation, and the majority of voters seem to like it that way. We must all bear the dire consequences.