What was McConnell thinking? The fiscal cliff deal passed by the Senate contains $1 in spending cuts for every $41 in tax hikes. Brietbart: According to the Congressional Budget Office, the last-minute fiscal cliff deal reached by congressional leaders and President Barack Obama cuts only $15 billion in spending while increasing tax revenues by $620 billion-a 41:1 ratio of tax increases to spending cuts. When Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush increased taxes in return for spending cuts-cuts that never ultimately came-they did so at ratios of 1:3 and 1:2.
Another thing; I get so mad when I hear 0bama talking about protecting the seniors. This man, 0bama, took almost a trillion dollars worth of benefits from the seniors in his 0bamacare; 0bama is no friend of the seniors. Many services will be limited for the older Americans under his 0bamacare. Every senior should know this man, 0bama, lies when he says he is out there to protect them.
Once again itty bitty mitch has turned his brain in to Satan, harry and obama. This is so he can be known as the great compromiser. He is just like those leaders in 1930s Germany who betrayed their people to adolph hitler. Or quizling of Norway who was executed after WWII for being a traitor.
The House of Representatives, with Republicans in the majority, should vote NO on this bill, and shut down every penny of spending ,where legal, until the Senate provides a budget and the President agrees to spending CUTS. If necessary, shut down the Government, period, until they force Obama to agree to these spending cuts. It is very easy. Start with the elimination of the Dept of Education and keep going from there. These are corrupt, perverse, useless agencies to begin with, and not needed to run the Country. Keep the tax money where it originates so that the Federal Government does not skim off the top and then return it disproportionately from where it started.
Compromise = the republican leaders surrender . Bankruptcy , depression , homelessness and starvation will be the result. But don´t despair, we can watch the obamas have parties. Maybe the leftovers will be passed out to the former taxpayers now living on the streets.
To be perfectly fair to Obama, we should acknowledge the challenge that compromise on his part presents for him. For how does one compromise if he knows everything, is always right, and has only the highest and purest of motives? It is an impossible situation to be in, since any so-called compromise amounts to dereliction of duty. It is true that this unusual condition seems to put all of the responsibility for compromise on Obama´s opponents, and that on the surface of things this does seem slightly unbalanced. But it cannot be helped. It is not Obama´s fault that he knows everything, is always right, and acts only from the highest and purest motives, thus leaving him no actual room for compromise without betraying his principles and the sacred truth - which are, of course the same thing. On the other hand, Republicans, who are generally in the wrong, lack understanding, and proceed from base and ignoble motives, have ample room for compromise, and there is nothing in the least unfair or unreasonable in demanding that they do so.
Hard to believe but there´s dems equally upset because the tax increases aren´t big or broad enough. The only reason Obama didn´t dig deeper is it would have hit the union crowd.
Bill Clinton put a cap on CEO pat at a million a year,so they stared taking additional earnings in the form of stock options. This could have possibly led to the Enron fiasco.Enron employes had to take their retirement fund contributions in company stock,while the big wigs were allowed to invest anywhere. There was no way out for those people who lost millions at least.
So in the case of these tax increases people may take pay cuts and take pay in stock which falsely inflates the stock´s value.
Treating Obama as just a political opponent abets his destruction of the nation, or more correctly, of our literally-vital principles.
People like Boehner, McConnell, McCain, and the other aisle-reachers [who sell out our founding principles in favor of "collegiality"] are part of the problem. Part of a very, very serious problem. We flatly must recognize the threat and fight it tooth and nail. And threat it is; it´s not "political opposition."
#6: The biggest attack on "seniors" [read: honest citizens who´ve done the right things and acted responsibly] has been how gov´t [mostly from the Left, but the so-called right has been "better" only in not being quite as bad] has destroyed the value of homes, investments, savings, and buying power.
Thank you poster #13. I especially agree with your second paragraph. In the past few days so many in the media and Congress have said they are certain Obama does NOT want to go over the "fiscal cliff." They always give him the benefit of the doubt despite all of his actions over the past four years showing him to be the most destructive leader toward our country ever.
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