12/24/12, "Best Thing is go Straight off Fiscal Cliff-Karl Denninger," USA Watchdog
By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com
Analyst Karl Denninger says, “The
best thing we could do as an economy is go straight off the fiscal cliff
and not come back because that would take about half of the deficit off
the table immediately.” The reason why the U.S. deficit is so large, according to Denninger, “Both sides want to spend more than they take in in taxes.” Denninger says the Federal Reserve enables the U.S. to live well beyond its means. Denninger contends,
$85 billion a month the Fed is putting into the system enables deficits
and spending. . . . When you debase the currency in this fashion, there
is no free lunch.” One thing that needs to be fixed is the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT).
Denninger says, “It is going to hammer tens of millions of middle class families that have never had to pay it before.”
Instead of a tax refund, some middle class families might owe a few
thousand dollars in 2013. The AMT might get a patch, but
thinks, “There will be no deal on the Fiscal Cliff by January 1st.” Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with Karl Denninger of Market-Ticker.org."
Original Tea Party activist Denninger said even in 2010 many had surrendered to GOP:
10/20/10, "To The Tea Party: Go Screw Yourself," Karl Denninger, market-ticker.org