Oh for heaven's sake... let's call it what it is. NOT a tax hike, but
a expiration of VERY ill-concieved tax cuts. Hopefully Congress will let a
portion of them expire...
The President hasn't shown a budget forever so now he is basically
diverting the attention away from Benghazi and his national Security problems
that are decaying our prestige and power as a country that leads the world by
example, even if a poor example, right now.Now that Governor Romney
and Congressman Ryan has shown the President the way that is possible to do a
fiscal responsibility of trying to fix a country who hasn't had a working
budget for 4 years and a Secretary of the Treasury that doesn't know he is
required to pay taxes.It is good to see that the President and the
Senate are finally going across the aisle to work with the Republican House and
Congressman Ryan on a budget, maybe in the next 4 years. This President
rejected anything Governor Romney would state just to show he was the
Commander-in-Chief. He got elected by rejecting everything the Republicans have
offered in 4 years. The Republicans offered to help but the
President didn't want to look like he was not in complete control. He has
used the "I" did everything that has been done, except for the Benghazi
incident and Vegas.
Ok, lets connect some dots using stories in the DN today.We have
this one, where Obama says we need cooperation, then we have the article
"Obama says Republicans must agree to tax wealthy to avoid 'fiscal
cliff'" also in today's paper.So, which is it? Do you
want cooperation or do you just want to force people to do what you demand?The other article qotes Obama as saying "What I'm not going to
do is to extend further a tax cut for folks who don't need it." It
doesn't sound like he wants to cooperate or compromise with anybody.
Obama is all for compromise... as long as it's not him doing the
Redshirt,As opposed to Utah republicans Chaffetz and Lee and many
other republicans saying there will be no tax increases. I guess cooperation
and compromise are in the eye of the beholder. I would prefer that NEITHER SIDE
stake out positions. Both sides should come in with a true willingness to put
everything on the table. It is however being disingenuous to imply that the
president is the only one staking out positions. Mr Boehner implied cooperation
on the day after the election and ever since then has been pulling back from his
I hope we have 4 years of grid lock in Washington--then maybe no bad laws will
To "Fred44" did Chaffetz and Lee say that they are looking to
compromise, or did they say that they oppose tax increases?If they
said that they oppose tax increases, and have stuck to their word, then they are
honest men. However, we have Obama saying that he wants cooperation and
compromise, then turns around and says that unless it is his way he won't
sign the bill.Mr. Boehner is still willing to compromise with the
President. Yesterday in the article "Boehner: No tax rate boost to avert
fiscal cliff" in The Denver Post, he said that he is willing to make some
compromises on keeping tax rates the same while increasing taxes on the wealthy.
That sure sounds like he is willing to compromise, unlike Obama.
This is not any different than it has been for 4 years from this President.
Even his own Democratic Controlled Congress had the same problem in 2009 and
2010. They didn't know what the man wanted or his objectives were. If you
don't have a plan, no one, not even his own house knows what he really
wants. That is because his agenda is not open. Pass it and I will sign it and
then you can read. To have a Secretary of the Treasury without any commonsense
or ability to come up with a budget is unfathomable. Congress is at least a
living body of people that Represent real people, not just the select few the
hen has under his wing. The House at least has sent the President a plan for a
budget, which the Senate won't work on as the President in reality controls
Harry Reid's process. The Senator doesn't want something the
President won't sign and that has been obvious during the whole campaign.
Governor Romney, bless his heart, let this President know for 1 1/2
years that the economy was the main issue of the election. The President's
tactic was do nothing.
How pathetic. A sixteen trillion dollar debt equals $550,000 dollars for every
second in a year.Was this an accident, or planned?Like
walking into a trap, political leaders are no longer our employee, but rulers.
With a month and a half left, we still don't know how much taxes will
increase. For the passed four years, this country has not had a