This whole thing is a travesty. The economy has been held hostage by this
problem for over six months and the politicians ran off to campaign, refusing to
take responsibility for what may be a tax increase in an election year.Shame on them.Truth be told, they have misspent our tax revenue, given
out entitlements and failed to even create a budget, let alone live within
it.That's not leadership.And I'm talking about BOTH
The republican party may very well be finished if they don't figure out how
to cooperate. They have a far lower approval rating than the president,
and the majority of Americans see's thru their "Party First"
approach. I guess faux can only fool so many. By the way why is the party
of personal responsibility blaming everyone and everything excepttheir
I hope Obama stands firm this time. The only way forward is compromise.
Republicans have to compromise on taxes for upper levels of income and Democrats
will compromise on spending. This "holding the economy" hostage by
Congressional Republicans has to stop.
For Republicans to compromise they have to ignore fiscal irresponsibility by the
Dems. That is not compromise that is capitulation. Greece and other southern
European countries have "compromised" and the result is ruinous.
Compromise does not mean letting the left wing tax and spend with the Chinese
credit card. Obama's arrogance ("We won, get to the back of the
bus.") must change.
The Republican lead House is acting like a thug and terrorist, after
loosing soundly in the general elcetion, they think taking America hostage
and holding a gun to our fiscal head to somehow get there way.It
WILL back-fire.I can only hope that the America people use their
sniper rifles in 2 years, and take out those loosers who threaten our
Country by using such cowardly scare tactics for politcal gain for themselves!
@hemlockNot sure if you noticed but your failed argument did not convince
the people during the election and is not likely to make a ripple now. the only
approach is going to have to include cuts to the budget and increasing tax
revenue, the sooner republicans grow-up and face that reality the sooner we get
back on track.
The increase proposed isn't that big - about 10% more, and it's only
for the people who benefited the most from the Bush cuts - people over 250k/yr.
I think they'll do just fine. C'mon, GOP. You showed everyone you were
tough. Now do the right thing.
I am no where near the 250,000 income level. But my family sure enjoyed the bush
tax cuts. The millionares can have their share of breaks if I can get my share
as well. You earn it you should keep it. I for one want my representative who I
voted for to stand up and represent me and my hard earned money. Stop using my
money to pay for moral decay of this country and maybe I would be more open to
paying a little extra. But until then stand your ground. If I remember correct
old harry reid said he wasn't willing to compromise either.