How Are These Idiots Responsible for Our Country?
John Boehner submitted a new counter offer today to be considered to prevent this fiscal cliff from happening on January 1st. The fact that this is this big an issue speaks volumes of Obama’s ability as POTUS. This country has been angrily divided for four years, and every single day it gets worse. The biggest reason it gets worse is because of the idiots that are in the position to sit there and do nothing because no one is budging on this so-called compromise.
The fact that Obama says he's open to compromise is such a farse because the only thing he needs to compromise on, he will not compromise. Is anyone else sick of people saying the rich have to pay their "fair share"? For starters, it's not going to work, but the top 2% of the U.S. already pay more than most of us could fathom in taxes. Their taxes are more than most annual salaries, so where do we get off saying they're not paying their fair share.
The reason I say this is because of the recent Powerball that was split between a few winners, but the primary winner in Arizona has chosen to take the lump sum of his winnings and is expected to pay about $78 million in taxes back to the government (approximately 35%). Would you consider that his "fair share"? When was the last time you gave the government $78 million? It's all relevant. Yes, I understand he didn't "work" for that money, but that's what is so magical about the lottery, and having that luxury in the United States.
So how do we come in an determine he should pay more in taxes just because he's lucky enough to be in the top 2% now? There are other better ways, and other areas where cuts NEED to be made especially foreign aid, and they should be looking in more productive areas than just trying to tax the wealthy. In the end, if a 4% tax increase isn't enough (which it won't be), will they just continue increasing taxes on the wealthy? It's never going to make sense to me. The fact that this is the Democrats ONLY solution right now is pathetic, and it's also pathetic that the neither a Republican or a Democrat can come up with a better solution. January 1 can't come soon enough.
Posted by MichaelMears at December 11, 2012 9:12 PM
These idiots are responsible for this country because the voters voted for them. And we’ve got what we deserve.
There ain’t gonna be a compromise on the fiscal cliff. Obama and the Democrats ain’t going to budge off their silly plan. Boehner and the Republicans won’t budge off their silly plan.
January 1 will come and go. Everyone’s taxes will go up. The spending cuts will happen. And the blame game will begin.
The only thing these idiots care about is getting in power and staying there. They could care less about the burden their silly games are putting on the taxpayers. And the only time they give a rats butt about anyone other than themselves is on election day.
If the GOP wants a compromise then it needs to be specific about what it wants in spending cuts. It has not. Obama has been clear about what he wants, including spending cuts. Boehner and the GOP have been circumspect about what they want. The truth of the matter is that the GOP wants its cake and to eat it too. They don’t want to be the Grinch of Christmas identifying specific spending cuts. They want Obama to take the heat on the spending cuts. As far as I can see, the GOP needs to put up or shut up and just go along with the President’s proposals.
Some idea of their affinity for power can be found in Sen. Reid’s comment re Sen. Inouye lying in state in the Capitol Rotunda; “deserved to spend at least another day in this beautiful building to which he dedicated his life.”
One could assume that the ‘fiscal cliff’ thing was set up some time ago to enable tax hikes and spending cuts to take effect w/o any ‘involvement’ from the legislators. As with the recent House non-event on gun control legislation, members are loath to take any action beyond the ‘status quo’.
IMO, the fiscal cliff is just one more significant event that will transpire on our way to globalization. We, the middle class workers, must be made equal to other workers in the global economy so that we can compete on a level playing field.
Note that none of the austerity proposals made thus far do so much as pay the interest on the federal debt. One would have to assume then, that indebtedness in perpetuity is the price of the peace initiative.
Without nary a wimper from the taxpayer/voter the corpocracy has delivered us into poverty or near poverty while the well heeled head for the stratosphere. And, the folks seem to luv it as they keep returning their rep’s to those vaunted offices. Senator Inouye served for 50 years. Not bad work if you can get it.
Otherwise we have the Corpocracy we deserve.
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