Our Dark Overlord Says You WANT Your Taxes Increased
I don’t know about you, but I don’t recall asking for higher taxes! However, I think the numbers that Obama is busy abusing here are polls which indicated that about 80 percent of Americans would support a higher tax on the rich. Of course, 47 percent of Americans don’t pay taxes, so that leaves about 33 percent who are obviously ignorant and/or insane:
“You have 80% of the American people who support a balanced approach. 80% of the American people support an approach that includes revenues and includes cuts. So the notion that somehow the American people aren’t sold is not the problem. The problem is members of Congress are dug in ideologically.”
Dug in ideologically? Hey, Obama, what about you? YOU are the holdup here.
My grandmother called me up yesterday and asked the question: Where was Obama last year when the Democrats controlled the House and Senate and yet decided to punt the budget down the road for the Republicans to deal with when they took over the House?
That’s a fair question. If Obama is so concerned about raising the debt-limit, why didn’t he force the the House and Senate to pass a budget while the Democrats were in the majority? Where were those daily budget negotiations? Why wasn’t this a major concern last year in 2010 when the budget was actually suppose to have been passed? I’ll tell you why, because this is all part of Obama’s plan to make the Republicans look bad and to blame any economic problems on the Republicans. It’s really that simple.
So, who’s ideologically dug in? Obama, that’s who!
What’s the solution? Well, the solution, as Charles Krauthammer has elucidated, is for House Republicans to call Obama’s bluff; Ignore Obama and just go ahead and pass a budget in the House—it’s the House’s responsibility anyway and they are not Constitutionally obligated to receive any input from Our Dark Overlord in crafting a budget—Then, the ball rolls into the Senate’s court. The Senate doesn’t want to be in the spotlight on this issue, so they’ll pass the budget. Then, the budget goes to Obama’s desk for a signature. If Obama is really serious about the dire consequences associated with not raising the debt ceiling and all that jazz, he will be pressured to sign it.
If Obama doesn’t sign it, then ALL of America will come understand that he is actually the one who is dug in ideologically and they will vote him out in 2012.Explore posts in the same categories: politics