Mark my words, the Republicans will hold up the payroll tax cut unless they get
a capital gains the top rate lowered or a corporate tax cut. The payroll tax
cut will be a huge boom to poor and middle class families as well as small
business. This plan has nothing in it for the wealthiest Americans and the
republicans can't have that.
Sometimes the Tea Party just want to hide rather than face the possibility of
humiliation. We are striving for important goals for the middle-class. Don't
cave to the Koch Brother's click-of-fools. Your goals are worthy of the effort.
Last night, we saw a leader with a clear plan to get Americans back to work and
ready to fight to make it happen. It's the kind of speech you watch and think,
"I'm so proud this guy's our President." Obama is for America and the
American people. The purpose of the American Jobs Act is simple: put more
people back to work and put more money in the pockets of working Americans
without adding a dime to the deficit. The President is proposing investments
that would prevent layoffs of as many as 280,000 teachers, provide opportunities
for long-term unemployed veterans, and put Americans to work rebuilding roads,
railways, bridges, and schools in need of repair. Obama's plan will expand the
payroll tax cut, cutting workers payroll taxes in half next year. This provision
will provide a tax cut of $1,500 to the typical family earning $50,000 a
year. PASS THE BILL NOW.Ok?.
Right from the start I am nervous about this proposal. It seems that I have
heard Obama state somewhere, sometime before that we "must" pass this
immediately, or something terrible would happen. The bill is passed (stimulus
spending, health care, etc) and nothing improves. The country just gets further
into debt.Obama still doesn't get it. Government spending IS the
problem. Stop spending all of our money. Stop borrowing 40% of what you spend.
Cut programs. I know that reducing spending and cutting programs
during a recession seems like a terrible thing to do. But the problem is here
because of government regulations, spending, and poor governance. This
recession is 100% owned by our government.