Real Bass,Winning an election is as close to a mandate as you can
get especially when republicans lost seats in both houses. The republicans are
the ones driving this thing off the cliff. The President talking to Boehner is
really a waste of time because Boehner can't even secure the votes in his
own party for his version of compromise. The republicans in the house want it
their way or drive off the cliff. Unfortunately even though the tea
party lost several elections, low information voters put enough of them back in
that combined with the other Grover Nordquist pledge signers they are unwilling
to compromise one inch for the best interest of the country. Bottom
line we have the Grover Nordquist pledge and the tea party to blame for this
The problem is not the GOP. It's a president that somehow thinks he has a
mandate where none exists!
@Pack: I respectfullyl disagree. I support a progressive tax. Perhaps we can
think of a progressive tax as a flat tax on disposable income. I agree with
your other points about shared sacrifice.
FT, our country is a mess. We can point fingers and blame all we want, but the
reality is that both parties are too prideful to reach an agreement which would
benefit the majority of Americans. It seems as if we all want cuts or taxes
raised as long as it doesn't affect our own lives. We are all going to
have to be a part of the solution to the problem, not just the wealthy, not just
the middle class, not just those in poverty. A flat tax with no deductions or
loop holes would be fair for all Americans and businesses in America. With no
deductions or loopholes, the government would not have to refund any money back
which has already been collected. This would also eliminate earned income where
people get more money refunded than they have actually paid.
GOP is a mess. Their leaders can't even lead their own party, let alone
the country. Seems they are intent on pushing us off the fiscal cliff.
Business leaders and State Goverments plead with them to cut a deal but they
seem to pay more attention to the zealots within their party than the public at