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By John Hubbuch
My Grandmother Simms always told me to make lemonade out of lemons. So I'm thinking about having a fiscal cliff party. If Congress and the President can't come up with a way to avoid a recession and market collapse by December 31, there's not much we citizenry can do about. I say embrace the inevitable.
look at the bright side. Our balance sheet needs more revenue and less expense. Once we go off the cliff--- more revenue and less expense. Voila! Problem solved. The cuts include a chunk of defense spending. So we can't blow ourselves up as many times , or invade as many countries. Just might be a good thing. Plus it just might be worth it to see rich people get taxed more even if poor people do too. And the stupid Republicans will get blamed increasing the likelihood that they will become a permanent minority party. And that would be almost worth sailing off a precipice.
At the party there will be heavy drinking. It is New Years Eve after all. Guests can dress up as Congressional characters. Expect a run on orange paint for Mr. Boehner costumes. Mitch McConnel could be a problem. Me? I'm deciding between Thelma and Louise. Either way. Rev up the car. Put the pedal to the metal, and sail off the cliff. Yahoooo! This could be pretty entertaining. Happy New Year!