Fox needs to bench this guy along with Rove.
Krauthammer certainly knows this, but he's a columnist who needs to attract
readers.Both parties know a compromise will need to be hammered
out.Republicans need Democrats to propose raising taxes - that way
they can say "it wasn't our idea", and by the same token, the
Democrats need Republicans to propose detailed spending cuts, that can be used
as the basis for negotiations. Democrats are not likely to tout "yep,
cutting social programs was our idea", but they CAN return to their
constituents and say "the Republicans proposed these cuts, and we had to
compromise to get most of what we wanted". And the Republicans
will be able to say the same thing to their base.The Democrats have
proposed tax increases. That move has been made. Now it's time for the
GOP to offer at least broad-brush spending cuts, and THEN they can all get
together and pound out a deal.How do you think the mother of all
compromises - the 3/5 compromise in the Constitution, where slaves were counted
as 3/5 of a person for the purposes of congressional representation - was
handled? Slaves states opposed slavery, and abolition states proposed more
slavery?Find the way!
We absolutely need spending cuts (defense and entitlement)I would
like to see AT LEAST a 3 to 1 deal (spending cuts to revenue increase)To those on the left - Demand that the Dems include serious spending cuts in
return for increase in taxes.We HAVE to get a handle on the deficit.
As long as it cuts off bloated (offense) defense budgets I'm good with it.
Let's go over -- The Republicans will bare full responsibilty
for it.Government will grind to a halt or shut-down, Citizens
will revolt and insist on a Congressional do-over, this time the GOP will have
nothing left to barter with.Pres. Obama wins, America wins,
The Democrats in the Senate win, Republicans will take yet another
step into historical obscurity and insignifigance.In 2014 the House will
GOP will be blamed for it - voters will not re-elect them.So bring
it on.President Obama has nothing to lose,and everything to
gain from it.
An excellent letter, and spot on.For a very disturbing read on the
subject, may I recommend and excellent book by Hedrick Smith? It's called
"Who Stole the American Dream?"It pulls no punches and
assigns blame where it belongs with both parties and with America's
increasingly greedy corporate bosses.Louis Brandeis said, clear back
in the early 1900's: "We must make our choice. We may have democracy,
or we may have wealth concentrated int eh hands of a few, but we can't have
It is feared in todays political climate that the republican party is dead but I
believe that to be not true. If any party is nearing death, it is actually the
democrats. We republicans should now just get out of the way and let the
democrats be f democrats.it will not take long for the democrats to implode once
they enact all their strange ideas.Once the people actually are living the
life that the democrats envision, it will not take long for implosion to
occur.Take us off the cliff and let the chips fall where they may.
Smart man! Could not agree more!