President Obama Cuts a Deal......
The Voters are Watching
How will you spin this situation in 2012?
Today, 2011, President Obama, did something that he didn't want to do, but he did it for the millions of middle-class Americans, those that the GOP would simply throw under their bus if they didn't get what they wanted for the "rich". The GOP held Americans hostage to make gains for the wealthy.
President Obama cut a deal, yes he did, he did it for you. Will you see that? Probably not. Instead you and others will see him as weak for allowing the Republicans to get their tax cuts for the "rich".
President Obama did not see this as a political dilemma, he saw it as a moral issue. And when it comes to moral issues, he can always be counted on to do the moral thing, can the GOP?
So, today and up until the 2012 election, the GOP and the Democrats alike will call him "wimpy and wussy" and say that he "fold's under pressure". But what Democrats fail to remember is how Bill Clinton (the Democratic savior) worked with Republicans after the 1994 defeat of Democrats and created a stronger America.
Before casting judgement remember this:
- He extended tax cuts for the middle class so you don't get a $2,000 increase in taxes.
- He renewed unemployment benefits so you can continue to support your family while you look for work.
- He allowed for a one-year deduction in Social Security taxes.
- He extended tax breaks for small business.
Today, the GOP in one "big" decision, decided that it was worth adding millions of dollars to the deficit, to give the rich a tax break and even though it's good for the country, they slapped the Tea Party voter in the face by allowing Democrats to extend unemployment benefits.
So, it's safe to say, today, after all the hate and fear mongering of the Tea Party, they didn't change a thing in Washington. Business as usual.
Has It Been a Year Already?
It's 2012 and the President is back in the same spot. Fighting the GOP for what is right for the American people. The American people have got to come together to support the president on this issue. Will you?
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