They really do see an upside in going over the fiscal cliff. Blaming the inevitable recession on Republicans (with the MSM’s help), tax hikes, military being decimated etc.

Via Weekly Standard:

In remarks at a diner in Arlington, Virginia, Vice President Joe Biden said that the “upside” of going down the so-called fiscal cliff “is even bigger than the downside.” Biden attributed these thoughts to “business leaders.”

Via the pool reporter present at today’s event:

“The downside of going down this cliff…is real. But the upside is even bigger than the downside,” Mr. Biden said he’s been hearing from business leaders.

“This is no time to add any additional burden for middle class people.”