Not for me. But then I'm retired. The tax cuts enacted under Bush...have been kept for 98% of the people. They'v been extended.Actually SS taxes went up on everyone. The tax cuts enacted under Bush...ready to expire.
We're coming out of recession. The more money injected into the economy, the more jobs are created. We have jobs bills that don't get voted on. And yes it comes from taxpayers. And in these circumstances that money put back into the economy is needed. We could invest in our infrastructure and rebuild the entire country and put millions to work, who will spend the money they are making on TV's or computers, or cloths or food, or a new car, get them off food stamps, have them paying taxes. An economy requires spending to move goods and services. That demand opens the doors for more jobs. And jobs are the most important issue rigth now. And yes, the Republicans did win in 2010. Your problem was that the people that got elected were set against governing, and the people lost their infatuation with what you offered in 2010. So you lost in 2012. When Repubs won in 2010, Obama had to make concessions to that decision. Now that table has turned.Really. So where does the money come from? Does it come from taxpayers? Who can stimulate the economy better with it in THEIR pocket? Winning an election doesnt win an argument. So did republicans win the argument in 2010?
Which he does. That's why he got reelected. Who am I going to ask about this? A Conservative?? What you may think about his governing is a minority viewpoint. His approval ratings are in the upper 50% range. The GOP?? in the tank. And Congress is about 10%. The majority of the country agrees with him. He's not going to worry about appeasing a minority in this country that wants to block everything he does.His first responsibility is to govern capably and not play politics first and govern second. Ask anyone but you die hard liberals which way hes governing and its politician first, country second.
No they don't. In fact Obama has slowed the rate of spending more than anyone in the past 60 years.Democrats object to even slowing the rate of spending.
Then you have a short memory. Obama was calling for closing the loopholes and deductions on Corporat jets, and yachts back in 2011. It was never just raising taxes on the top 2%. The loopholes were part of it. Romney capitulated on that because he knew he didn't have a winning hand.I find it hilarious that Romney ran on closing loopholes and now democrats are suddenly embracing that as a way of raising revenue.
It wasn't a GOP idea. It goes back to 2011.I thought you werent going for any GOP ideas?
Tue Jul 05, 2011 at 04:00 PM PDT.
Obama calls for White House debt meeting on Thursday; Boehner opens door on loopholes?
Obama: GOP tax breaks for corporate jets, closing loopholes hold up debt ceiling talks
Washington : DC : USA | Jun 30, 2011 at 6:54 AM PDT
Obama said; "It would be nice if we could keep every tax break there is, but we've got to make some tough choices here if we want to reduce our deficit. And if we choose to keep those tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires, if we choose to keep a tax break for corporate jet owners, if we choose to keep tax breaks for oil and gas companies that are making hundreds of billions of dollars, then that means we've got to cut some kids off from getting a college scholarship. That means we've got to stop funding certain grants for medical research. That means that food safety may be compromised. That means that Medicare has to bear a greater part of the burden. Those are the choices we have to make."
Republicans hadn't even considered this at that point.
But you don't. We already know that other guy doesn't. He needs talking points. So you would be a conservative because it's better than being a person that question conservatism? Sounds like you're an ideologue to the bone. Do you even question your beliefs? I mean...there is no justification for being a conservative, not that they don't try with appeals to authority like the other guy, or appeals to tradition. But those are not logically valid ideas for a justification for an ideology. So what is it based on? Do you even know? How can I take somebody seriously when they don't even know why they believe what they believe?You are the alternative? Id rather be able to think for myself.