Gay patriot brain storms an approach here that trades tax increases for NPR and PBS cuts.
Some other options for Fiscal Cliff Jujitsu
1. Tax increases are temporary and expire if X number if cuts are not realized.
2. The Tom Colburn waste cuts.
3. Go after the dependency culture being bred by academics and victims. Toughen requirements for social security disability and foodstamps now.
This negotiation will be an utter failure if no real cuts to the welfare state aren’t banked in the first two years. Future promised cuts never materalize.