Your inability to hold "your" President accountable for results speaks volumes. Obviously you have never led anything and don't have a clue as to what leadership entails. Obama has demonized the producers and wealth creators while appealing to the ignorant, the unions, and the minorities. That doesn't bode well to the future of the country.
You are right, I held a job for 35 years because I produced and I didn't lose my home in a foreclosure because I never spent more than I could afford. I am not suffering financially because I have always been accountable for what I spent. Never did I expect you or anyone else to bail me out if I made any mistakes. You see, I understand consequences for poor choices as I learned that growing up. Why didn't you?
I don't think it is the Federal Tax Payers responsibility to help those in the local community that are in need. That is for the state, local communities, and charities. Where did you learn that was the role of the Federal government. You believe that you cannot help someone locally better than a politician in D.C?
And I am not supporting a cut in SS and Medicare. I'm supporting an end to the Bush Tax cuts. Why are you supporting the end of the payroll tax cut that will put $1k in middle-class people's bank and boost the economy? There's other ways to pay for things other than the Republican's way, which always includes protecting the wealthy's tax cuts. Even some Republicans are beginning to give a little on that issue, so what are you going to do if they do? Come up with another spin?
Democrats plan to propose paying for the extension with a surtax on millionaires, which Republicans oppose
Payroll Tax Cut Big Question Mark as Congress Returns | FDL News Desk
"I have been thinking that I would make a proposition to my Republican friends... that if they will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them." --Adlai Stevenson, Politician
You didn't say you were for ending the Bush tax cuts. Obama extended them in the lame duck Congress when Democrats were in charge. The payroll tax cuts cut funding for SS and Medicare. Where is that money going to come from when you retire? Why would you proposing cutting funding for a program that is already trillions in debt? We have had a payroll tax cut the last year and economic growth is less than 2% and we 2 million more unemployed than when the payroll taxes were higher so where is the economic benefit?
The Democrats are continuing to promote class warfare and people like you buy the rhetoric without thinking. How do you put 25 million unemployed/under employed Americans back to work full time by raising taxes on anyone? How much revenue is going to come from a tax increase on those evil rich people and what effect will that have on the people they employ? That isn't going to pass and Democrats are not going to win the class warfare battle. people get it as evidenced by the 2010 and 2011 elections.
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