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Some would welcome going over fiscal cliff

Shock to system is one of many ideas in the mix

WASHINGTON — For all the gloom and doom swirling in Washington about a looming fiscal cliff of expiring tax cuts and slashes in government spending, there’s a faint chorus that asserts: Let it happen.

Representative Peter Welch of Vermont, for one, says it might be just what the country needs to find a way out of a quandary of debt, taxes, and lack of political resolve.

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