As for the “fiscal cliff” debate, let the Democrats own it. Republicans would be foolish to compromise with Democrats, whose real goal is to grow the non-taxpayer class by shifting the tax burden onto fewer and fewer voters. This is exactly what a tax increase on “the rich” does. It would be far better to allow all of the George W. Bush tax cuts to expire than to play into the Democrats’ hands. The economy will suffer either way, and Republicans will be blamed either way — that’s a given — but the Democrats finally will be exposed.