I know, some of you will hate this post because you adhere to the same “never ever ever raise taxes” philosophy. Believe me, I’m very much against raising taxes as a solution to all of our problems. It’s too simplistic, not as easy to implement and there are high costs to raising taxes which are rarely discussed by the left. That being said, I’ve also been discussing the fiscal cliff. I applaud Obama for also taking a very strong stand. I HATE when politicians make a promise like the one many Republicans made to Grover Norquist. I mean honestly.. what happens if all democrats decide to never again sign a bill that doesn’t include taxes increases for the wealthy while republicans pledge to never agree to a tax increase. Nothing would ever get done. And while other things did end up happening, in terms of budgets, deficits and addressing the main issues, that is exactly what is happening.