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I Heard that the President want more Revenue to Spend
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I heard that President Obama wants more Revenue to Spend
After getting to tax less than 2% of the wealthy a few years ago, the President wants to cut tax loopholes for all wealthy people and Corporations. The Republican leaders in the House and Senate blames the President for the Sequester. The Leader of the House said after the President was reelected “The President has been reelected and taxes will be raised”. That seemed to be an acknowledgement that the President won and will get some co-operation from Republicans the second Term. It turned out to be a set up to position Senate and House Republicans to declare that they have given in to tax increases and now it’s time for The President and Democrats to cut spending.
The President has since his first term offered to put Medicaid and Medicare on the bargaining table. He also offered other spending cuts amounting to over 2 trillion in Government spending cuts, but the Republicans refused to put Tax Revenue, Defense Spending or Corporate and Business entitlements on the table in the last four years. The Republican Leaders have before and since the Sequester said that they will introduce bills that will protect as much as possible the Defense Department from being defunded by the Sequester. The impact of the Sequester on the economy and the American people will be blamed on the President and the Democrats. It is being said now, that the Sequester was the President’s idea and that’s true to a curtain degree. The President was wrong in thinking that across the board cuts with Defense taking the biggest cuts would not be allowed by Republicans. He again underestimated the power of well organized political obstructionism in the House and Senate.
The Republican Party’s extreme Conservatives know that regardless of what the American people want or vote for, The GOP will rule as long as they vote 100% against the President. This strategy is not constructive as far as the country and the economy is concerned, but it has been very destructive to the Obama Presidency. Most people think that this President has the power of the Presidency behind him like most of the modern day Presidents, but that is far from the truth. I am not saying just power, respect, and revenue is lacking but the cards are stacked against him in Congress. Even though there are more Democrats in the Senate, Republicans rule with the 60 out of 100 rule that Whispering Harry, the Senate leader, allowed to remain unchanged. This is the first time in American History the President of the United States of America stands alone, powerless and broke without a credit card to do the people’s will. This fact is by design that the Presidency has been weaken and the American people and economy is collateral damage in the Conservative war against liberalism.
The President had a little power when the Liberals were in charge prior to the 2010 mid-term elections. The Tea Party Pledged Republicans were intolerant of any Republicans voting with the President on revenues, jobs, or so called social entitlements. Corporate and business entitlements were considered incentives for job creators in the private sectors and were encouraged and protected by the paid off politicians. The President managed to pass Financial and Healthcare Reform with the help of a couple of brave Republican women.
Among the American people there are no 14 carat or 100% pure Conservatives or Liberals. Our ideas, concerns, and desires are diverse and fluctuate daily between liberal and conservative positions and stands. Conservatives who engaged in word and phrase war games refer to liberal voters as Low Information Voters. The truth is, there are as many low information politically confused conservatives as there are low information liberals voters. The face of the tea party that was shown on American streets and political rallies leading up to the 2010 mid-term elections were older whites who needs Federal assistance to survive comfortably or at all. They were confused by far right conservative talk radio and television personalities that called them “Great Americans” and compared their personal economy with the Federal Economy. They were told that if they ran their personal economy like the President runs the Nation’s economy… well, that just didn’t make any sense to me. It made no sense to compare the two, but it made it simple for simple minds. Many of those people were used to promote an agenda that was not in their best interest and many came to realize they were used and voted for the President’s reelection. These days there will be no more tea party rallies. The conservative true targets have been identified and democrats and republican wage earners are the human sacrifice for the rich and powerful.
The Word and Phrase war game’s words since the sequester will be Taxes and Revenues. As for as state and federal governments are concerned, both words have the same meaning. In the games people with high information levels play on low information voters aimed at confusing them the words take on new and different meanings. The dog whistle affect of the word taxes tend to bring the people who pay taxes and those that don’t want to pay taxes under the same tent. Everybody pays taxes even the poor and everybody hates to be taxed. The Republicans and the New Tea Party just as the Original Tea Party refused to pay taxes. I could understand not wanting to pay taxes to grow Britain, but refusing to help support the country that has supported you for so long is wrong headed.
The President as all Presidents needs revenue to be President. All Presidents from Washington through George W. Bush were allowed the revenue needed to govern. George Washington needed to borrow from France because there wasn’t enough revenue from taxes to defend America. The President passed two important reform bills, but conservatives know that don’t mean a thing without Revenues. They know that the 600 billion they gave the President in taxes after he was reelected is not enough revenue to run some Wall Street Conglomerates, much less the U.S. Government. Since The 2010 Mid-term election the defunding of the Obama Presidency and the sterilizing of all his accomplishments has been the #1 priority of the Tea Party Republicans.
March 4, 2013