On Thursday, for reasons that are almost inexplicable, multiple leaders in the House and Senate sounded the "impossibility" of being able to prevent the largest tax-hike in history for being implemented on ALL tax-payers (including the middle class.) In other words, every single person that pays income tax, be they poor, middle class, or wealthy, will receive a tax increase.
Preferring to hit the campaign trail instead of passing simple legislation, the party that is in control of the White House, the House of Representatives, and the U.S. Senate are now going to the voters to ask to be re-hired for 2011.
And I'm wondering, "On what basis?"
As a small business owner, I'm all too familiar with job-performance reviews. If I hire someone, and give them a fairly short list of things to do over an extended period of time, I expect them to accomplish them all. If they can't achieve the most simple of tasks over that time, what basis would this person have in expecting me to continue their employment after a review where it was revealed as all-too-obvious that they had not done what they were hired to do?
The Democrats in Congress have had 8-10 years to prevent these tax increases from going into effect. A simple resolution stating that all federal tax rates would remain at current levels permanently (or even extended another ten years or so) is all it would've required.
Instead now they are sitting in the CEO's office, having been summoned for their job-performance review, asking the voters to "trust them" to get that simple task done, after we've re-hired them for another go round.
It's either arrogance or stupidity.
I'll let you decide.
But as their employer--either way - it's worthy of a pink slip!