Let Obama have his way, and we'll live with the effects.Seems,
societies must suffer greatly before they come to their senses, and elect
honorable leaders.History repeats itself.
In response to Fred44's comments that its the "Republicans" playing
games with the economy. I'm incredulous at this broadside criticism. Even
as Rome is about to burn, Obama is safely in Hawaii, drinking egg nog, surfing,
eating shave ice and living Aloha. Where is his leadership? He hasn't
transitioned, ever, from being Campaigner-in-chief, to actually showing
leadership. He knows the fawning and adoring media will cover for him, as they
have for the last four years.Don't believe the narrative
foisted upon Americans by the largely corrupt and syncophant national media
about Republicans being to blame. Republicans only control one Chamber of the
Congress. Democrats control the Senate and the entire Executive Branch of
government. ANd somehow, it's the Republicans fault? Give me one huge
break, and wake up and smell the Kool Aid.
Time for a reality check. The President and Mr.Boehner got very close again
(remember summer of 2011) to another deal, but Boehner had his legs shot out
from under him by his own party. Some of you say the tea party gang should hold
out and do what they were elected to do. They were elected to govern not to
obstruct just as all 535 members of congress were elected to do. I
don't get it, the majority of Americans are in favor of raising taxes on
the 2%, the majority of Americans blame the republicans for the current mess and
yet they proceed full speed ahead. Every respectable economists says that three
things must happen, we must increase revenue, and make cuts to entitlements and
defense. The house republicans have decided that we can only do one of those
three, cut entitlements and unless the democrats agree with their position they
will hold the country hostage.America suffers while the republicans
in the house play games with the economy. The republican definition of
compromise is you do what I want you to do. How about we put America first.
POTUS hard at work. In Hawaii. Not providing Leadership. Blaming GOP for lack
of progress even as he goes for Shave Ice. If that was a Republican
President.... (you fill in the blanks).
@VSTYour argument makes sense if we disregard reality. However, the
reality is that the Republican Leadership of the House controls the legislative
agenda in the House. Boehner has proven he can't get his own bills passed
and it would be political suicide for him to bring up a bill crafted by the
Democrats. So even though you have admittedly (and rightly)
abandoned all belief in the GOP, I don't believe there is any realistic
possibility that Boehner will to end his political career in favor of doing
what's right for the country.@ The truthYour argument
also makes sense if we disregard reality. A REPUBLICAN controlled govt is
responsible for the sun-setting legislation (and therefore responsible for the
increase in taxes). And of course, the GOP is doing nothing to stop them so the
public rightly is blaming them... not Obama.
@mohokatThe King is in town (Wash DC) willing to work with the GOP. It is
the rats that have fled the ship after not being able to pass their own bill!
This is all smoke and mirrors on the Kings part. He wants I repeat wants to go
over the so called cliff. He gets his tax increases, He gets to gut the defense
dept budget. He then can ride in on his white horse and propose tax cuts for the
middle class. Its a win win for him. This is all BS on his part which is normal
It doesn't matter what the republicans do.The left will never
demand the demcrats to ocompromise.The Left will blame the
republicans no matter what happens,They right will blame them for
going along, or the left will blame them for doing nothing or not compromising
enough,So the republicans ought to do nothing and hold to promises
for which they were elected.Stand for something.And let
Obama and the demcrats be the in charge of the greatest tax increase in history.
@VST"With what happened last night in the House, clearly the ball is
now in the Court of the Democrats. They need to craft something that will get
enough support from their Democrat caucus and enough support from some
Republicans for it to pass in the House."So, VST, you seem to be
saying that since the GOP cannot even pass their own bill, it is now up to the
Democrat-ic (yes, the respectful term is Democratic) party to save the country.
Please tell me if I am interpreting you incorrectly.What we are
witnessing here folks, is TOTAL incompetence displayed by the GOP. We witnessed
enough GOP incompetence with the last administration, but now we have House
leaders who cannot pass their own bills, and a Senate Minority leader who
filibusters his own legislation. It is even dawning on the most right-leaning
citizens that there is only one group of competent lawmakers capable of saving
us from recession at this point.By the way, I am at work today
(watching the stock market tumble). Where are the members of the House? Why
aren't they working right now?! They have been on vacation too long
not here,Did I bad mouth Obama? I said to let him have his way.
He's increased the deficit over sixty percent in less then 4 years. I
wouldn't critized that. Let's blame the Republicans for not wanting
to remove the deficit ceiling.
GOP cannot govern. Remember this is the party that just a few years ago took
over all three braches of goverment, with a budget surplus and created a huge
mess. Cutting taxes and increasing spending is not governing! At this point,
America's best alternative is to go over the cliff, and then address taxes
and spending individually. The reality is we have to cut entitlements and
defense considerably, as well as raise taxes. The Democrats are willing to do
both of these things. The GOP will only consider one of them (cutting
spending). You can't cut enough spending unless you cut defense, which
the GOP won't do. Americans have spoken. They want Social Securtiy,
Medicare and Medicaid to survive so the GOP needs to accept that, find the
funding to support them and propose other spending cuts. Americans should vote
out any representative who is unwilling to compormise and restore our
country's fiscal health.
I'm not absolving the GOP here. They are all to blame.Reid has been
nothing but a naysayer and Obama offered nothing of substance except tax the
@wolf ,bo: Wolf, You have done nothing but bad mouth the
president. So tell me are you ready to go over the cliff because the GOP/TP has
decided it's not worth the fight and are nothing but spineless people that
only care about them selfs? Bo, And why not blame the GOP/TP? There
the ones that got mad and took there ball and went home just like the losers
they are. And all so if think they don't need to be blamed then please
explain how come.
Seriously, if our "leaders" sincerely wanted to fix this problem they
would have done it LAST December when the sequestration clock started ticking.
Instead they wanted to campaign on lots of entitlement spending and low taxes.
So the House goes on vacation while I get Monday and Tuesday off.And
Obama blames the GOP. (No surprise there.)Somehow I'm supposed to
care about their dilemma that has been 13 months in the making.I'm
sorry, I don't.
Let Obama have his way. After all, he's what the people voted for.You know! We'll all be under "Obama's care", and
everything will be just wonderful.