mentioning what spending cuts he is willing to make to offset those tax increases.
What Mr Obama and the Progressives in Washington D.C. don’t seem to understand, or want to understand, is that the government does NOT have a revenue problem, but a SPENDING problem of over a TRILLION dollar deficit per year since Obama took office!! Obama wants to punish those who have been successful without doing anything to straighten out our economy!
If you listen very carefully to the Progressive talking heads on all the Sunday news shows, you will NOT hear any of them talk about specific spending cuts. In fact, you won’t hear them say anything about ANY cuts at all! When, in real life economics, you talk about cutting spending, that means that you actually take money OUT of programs, not simply delay funding (or cut “proposed” spending). You actually have to cut funding for some programs, government agencies, and Departments.
You will hear Progressives like Congressman Chris Van Hollen whine about cutting money out of education. The Federal government has done such a bang-up job on education that after the expenditure of a couple of TRILLION dollars, we now rank between 17th and 25th in the world educationally. Besides, education should be a state matter, not a federal one. The only aspect of education that is national (at least according to the Progressives) is catering to the National Education Association for votes in our elections. The Progressives remain in power, and so does the union.
Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Chris Van Hollen, and every other Progressive shill knows that raising tax rates on wealthy Americans is NOT going to do anything to reduce our national deficit. It will, however, punish those evil, successful people for having dared to achieve something in life through hard work and perseverance. If you asked me where this warped thinking comes from, I really cannot tell you. Maybe if the only people allowed to have wealth were the “elite” of our society (the elite as defined by themselves), and everyone else just got all the same kind of uniforms and learned to goosestep during every “elite” manufactured holiday, we would all be just as happy as a bunch of North Koreans around a full rice pot!
Compromise is the meeting of two parties who each have to sacrifice something to achieve a bigger goal. If Obama and company don’t understand what that exercise entails, then they need to go back to Chicago and live in Thugland. We are about to find out if the Progressives are really interested in the greater good, or just their insane agenda. By the way, Obama, God is still looking for an apology from you for attempted identity theft!