That is the picture the Republicans have painted in hopes of making The President look guilty if an agreement is not reached. They hope to keep the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy and the Bush tax cuts for the Middle Class attached to one another so that they can try to force President Obama to extend the tax cuts for everyone including the top 2% of the nation.
I don’t believe that Barack Obama is a man to be pushed into any such thing. If I did; I and millions upon millions of my Brothers and Sisters in the fight for freedom and equality wouldn’t have worked so hard to elect and re-elect him.
The President has proposed and supported a Bill which has already been passed by the Senate; approved by the Democrats in The House and is now just waiting for the Republicans in The House; led by the ever disrespectful and quite plainly Racist; John Boehner; to decide if they are willing to oppose the will of the majority of Americans who have sent this president a mandate to increase taxes on the top 2% or if they will pretend to be willing to accept such an action so-as to appear co-operative while they plot their next attempt at undermining the will of the people and the authority of their President.
The only sure thing is that whatever they do; it will be for a reason only they know and will be whatever they think will make them look their best. They will however; harbor a flaming hot hatred for Barack Obama for defeating them.
So what else can I say? What might the Angryman tell you that is new or beyond what I have already said?
Well as it happens I would like to say that…………
……………..I have no doubt that the Bush Tax cuts will end for the wealthy. I hope that The President isn’t tempted to compromise on the tax rate that the wealthy will revert to after the end of “Bush”.
The first assumption that one might make is that the rates would revert to the pre-“Bush” rates. This may be true but; I’m not at all sure it is a given.
Of course; you probably could guess that I wouldn’t be averse to both the old rates and the closing of the much touted “Loopholes” that are prefered by the Republican leadership.
First; anything the Republicans prefer needs to be carefully examined for “Booby Traps” or other deceptions designed to lessen the burden on the wealthy despite our commitment to increase that burden.
Now; don’t get me wrong. I have a world of faith in My President. I believe he is a man of integrity and dignity. I believe him when he says he is committed to helping the “Real Americans” of the poor and middle class.
I also know the pressure that the game of politics can put on a leader to compromise too much to gain something more symbolic than truly beneficial.
Will closing Loopholes offer as much revenue as raising the rates? I think not.
No! I say go for the Jugular. This Republican Party can not be trusted. They have proven this.
This Republican Party needs to be driven to ground; made powerless; perhaps even driven into non-existence.
The wealth that the corporations are sitting on; stubbornly refusing to invest in this nation for fear they may actually have to bite the bullet and take a slightly lower profit; needs to be used to grow the economy and pay for the national debt.
After all; I don’t recall anyone asking me if it was Ok for the government to borrow 16 trillion dollars; I’m pretty sure they never asked my Dad either.
So from my point of view; the wealthy made this debt and it is the wealthy that should be expected to pay most of it. If it wasn’t for the greed of the wealthiest of our people and corporations; this debt would have been unnecessary.
When the need for these series of loans that put us in such debt was first recognised; these wealthy corporations and people should have immediately donated the required billions to avoid this debt. It is their country also; is it not? Do the wealthy not benefit more than anyone else from the opportunity to be American? If so; then they should have been happy to pay the expenses that the government was unable to cover through the normal revenue gathering.
Simple; right? And so un-arguably fair to all Americans.
Alas; their greed and selfishness; their great arrogance and self-righteous nature prevented these Republican Billionaires from doing what was best for America.
So; Mr. President; when you get in that room with Boehner and Mc Connell; keep in mind:
They would usually throw a big party with a lot of alcohol and food and all their friends and family would attend. Then at some point the man would slip off and take a nice warm bath with a razor blade or sharp knife to open their arteries.
Now I’m not saying you have to be married to this tradition. There is some room for negotiation. You should be open to new ideas; such as; method of suicide; just kidding; I think.
But Mr. President; you will never convince us that having to pay a higher tax rate is going to affect the lifestyle or corporate success of these Uber-wealthy Capitalists run amuck.
Take them down Sir. Insist and refuse to allow them to pass the cost of these taxes to their employees and customers as is their wont.
That kind of behavior and greed is no longer acceptable to the other 98% of us still barely surviving in this nation.
- Pressing business and labor on fiscal cliff (onlineathens.com)
- Obama talks tough over fiscal cliff and refuses to buckle on GOP tax demands (guardian.co.uk)
- Obama Says He Won’t Extend Bush Tax Cuts For Wealthiest Americans (huffingtonpost.com)
- Obama urges tax cut extension for all but wealthy; meets with CEOs (bostonherald.com)
- Why Obama should call the GOP’s bluff and go off the fiscal cliff (sfluxe.com)
- Obama To Boehner: Higher Taxes On The Wealthy Or The Bush Tax Cuts Expire (tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com)
- Robert Reich: Republicans pledged to Norquist, not the American people (rawstory.com)