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It's Time To Turn the Tables on this Presidential Bully

Anonymous3224 Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 12:18 AM
What Boehner needs to say: "Ladies and Gentlemen, fellow citizens, good evening. "There's been a lot of talk lately about the fiscal cliff. You've all heard about it, you're wondering how it's going to affect you, and you're wondering why no one in Washington seems to be doing anything about it with the clock ticking down. "Let me address the last part first. Republicans in the House of Representatives have made several good-faith gestures in the president's direction. Against our better judgement, we've offered some additional tax increases in certain areas, trying to bring more money into Washington to help control the deficit. [more]
Anonymous3224 Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 12:22 AM
"As an aside, I must say that that is a fool's errand. The problem is not that Washington doesn't take too much money out of the pockets of the American people. The problem is that we spend too much money, and have promised to spend a lot more money, debts which will shackle posterity for generations. To be blunt, it's the spending, stupid.

"And yet the president refuses to consider the only real solution to our fiscal problem, which is cutting spending. He wants you to believe that taxing the successful will be enough to pay for all this spending. It won't. Simply put, the rich in America aren't rich enough to afford all the spending Mr. Obama demands.
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Anonymous3224 Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 12:26 AM
"My colleague in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, tried to bring Mr. Obama's plan, such as it is, to the floor of the Senate for a vote. The Democratic leader of the Senate refused to allow a vote on it, because he knows that Mr. Obama's proposal is either so unserious, or so disastrous, that it can't even pass a Democratic Senate.

"We have tried to reach out in these negotiations. Some would argue we have reached too far. Yet Mr. Obama continues to demand more and more money that this country simply does not have. Obama is being an inflexible demagogue, and he is not negotiating in good faith.

"As a result, the Republicans in the House are walking away from these negotiations.
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Anonymous3224 Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 12:31 AM
"We simply will not let ourselves to become the fall guys for this president's irresponsibility.

"Your taxes are going to go up next year, in some cases by thousands of dollars. Some of you who have gotten used to getting refunds are going to find out that you owe. More money is going to be coming out of your paychecks in the New Year, and those higher deductions are here to stay.

"America, you voted to re-elect this demagogue, and elections have consequences. You're about to find out firsthand everything we warned you about in the fall campaign.

"So don't come crying to us. This is Obama's economy, and he now owns it, in its entirety.

"Enjoy the double-digit unemployment next Christmas, and God bless America."
DocForesight Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 12:58 AM
Shoppin -- The point being made is that Republicans have tried, in vain, to negotiate with Obama, and long before this current situation. Each time he has not negotiated in good-faith. The public needs to hear it - simply, bluntly, repeatedly. Obama and the Democrats own this failing economy.
oldshortfatboy Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 2:46 AM
Yeah, Doc, but boehner will fold and give obozo everything he wants. he's got the guts of a sparrow.
glenn183 Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 5:19 AM
You're being generous at that
Something is very wrong in the world when the most dogmatic and inflexible president in recent memory can make unreasonable demands of his GOP budget opponents and yet be confident they'll be blamed for the impasse.

It is past time Barack Obama be held accountable for his intentionally irresponsible fiscal policies that are guaranteed to take us into national bankruptcy. It is outrageous enough that he is steering us into insolvency, but it is unbearable that he's fraudulently blaming the Republican Party for it to boot.

This is not a close call, and reasonable people, if they understood the facts, would not support...