Just days after Tuesday’s presidential election, President Barack Obama invited Capitol Hill leaders to the White House for debt and spending meetings next week in order to discuss the country’s looming ‘fiscal cliff.’ On the election, he said that “the American people voted for action, not politics as usual.” (Snip) “You elected us to focus on your job, not ours and in that spirit, I’ve invited leaders of both parties to the White House next week so we can start to build consensus around the challenges that we can only solve together.”
Comments: There is absolutely no difference in what he said four years ago. He "refuses to accept any approach that isn’t balanced." Same code words. He refuses to accept anything that isn't redistribution of wealth.
Obama threw a sound-bite to his stupid media....he is open to new ideas. Then he buckled down. The reality? There's a DEM senate bill he is ready with his pen out to sign. All Republicans in the House should do is rubber stamp it.
It is time to shut the government down. I have a child in the military and if I have to support her to get her through a shut down, I will. The Republicans need to stand firm. They have been snookered twice already by promises of tax cuts that have never materialized. If they have to spend some of what is left from Romney's war chest to tell the American sheeple that we are broke and the gravy train is over, then do it.
We need to stop expecting the Republicans to do differently than past behavior indicates - CAVE. Then, of course, they will say they did no such thing. Boehner's FIRST appearance showed he will not stand up to Obama. We can't fix this until we deal with things as they are not as we have kept hoping they will be.
He can get screwed. They elected a guy with no interest in governing, brokering deals or compromise (unless it's your compromise). The only things he's good at are demagoguing, lecturing or finger pointing.
Boehner, IMHO, should address the American people; "Elections have consequences, therefore even though I disagree with the president and think taxing the rich will drive the economy into the tank, I will not stand in the way of his plans." Prove the point once and for all!
AGAIN with the class warfare. The man is a freaking broken record. And he has no new ideas -- in fact, no ideas at all -- about how to help the economy. None. He may have won (via cheating, I'm convinced) the election, but he's still a loser.
Give him what he wants and even more. Let the Bush tax cuts expire on everyone not just the rich. Go for it. We are already a falling off the cliff and the sooner we go the easier the landing. Go for the gold!
If I was a rich I would take all my money out of the bank put it into some off-shore account and get the heck out of the country. Let the gimme, gimme, gimme crowd figure it out. I'm sick of punishing people for daring to make good for their families and companies. I'm sick of people being demonized for daring to make something of themselves. I'm sick of these freeloading welfare queens and gangsta wanna be's who think that what someone else has is theirs.
He could experiment raising taxes on his Hollywood celeb friends, Buffet, Soros and the rest of the Dems. He is so entrenched with wealth distribution the logical thing to do is to take from the Dems and redistribute to the rest of us. Now, that is a plan I could approve of.
I want the people that voted for this pig to suffer. I want their taxes to go up so they can't afford whatever their craven little hearts desire. I want the gnashing of teeth and big lips flapping in the breeze. That means me and mine will suffer also, but we'll pool together and get by. The Obama leaches will crumble.
Sadly, moving large amounts of money offshore is not easy, nor cheap.
I tend to agree with the let it go. The GOP should announce loudly that they think that the agenda is wrong and will make matters worse but the voters wanted the Democrat policies so they get them. Any failures of these policies belong totally to the Democrats. Then abstain from voting.
Did anyone with an IQ larger than their shoe size believe that Obamas second term was nothing more than doubling down on his first?
We all are about to reap the whirlwind and it's going to get ugly real quick! Obama and his owners are determined to convert this country into a socialist paradise and unless Congress actually performs its constitutional duty it will happen.
The Won is out to finish off the nation. If he takes ALL of the income from Whitey, it will not be enough to satisfy the lazy takers. They want it all, and they will not work for anything. Maybe, the Won will fall off his cliff.
Maybe, Boehner will hold the line on taxes. Maybe, Boehner will hold the line on debt. Why do we have this queasy feeling?
Is that why he spent 3.5 years campaigning for reelection?
Note to Boehner - your House team also won reelection, so ignore Valerie Jarrett and her puppet, Knucklehead Obama. These two are delusional, deceptive and devisive, and they do not have the best interests of the country in mind.
I am all for standing firm against this Marxist demagogue, as are many others on this board. But the problem with the notion of letting the Won own this mess as he takes us over the cliff is that the MSM will never hold him responsible for the resulting disaster, and he knows it.
So, look at things from Boehner's perspective. He's got two options:
1). Go along with Obama to retain lower tax rates for those not making a helluva lot of money and in many cases are struggling, knowing all along that you are further strangling the job creation engine, or
2) Stand firm, watch EVERYONE go over the fiscal cliff (Obama's not bluffing) and be crucified for it by an MSM which, like it or not, drives public opinion.
That is where we are, friends, and shrill calls to replace Boehner are futile and miss the larger point. The other side has all the weapons.
Whatever happens, don't simply hang it on a couple of politicians. We are in this pickle for a number of reasons which have grown over decades.
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god of irony, 11/9/2012 3:01:40 PM (No. 9003195)
Every single elected Republican needs to on every single media outlet they can and point out Obama said he would reach out and compromise but instead he lied. Also they need to point out over and over and over that taxing the rich won't produce revenue!
Did you notice the crowd of supposedly average citizens standing with Obama? This is his new Hugo Chavez strategery... Whenever he announcing something, he will surround himself with supporters, then send his campaign minions out to punish anyone who speaks against it. Valerie has warned us... no one will stop his agenda.
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