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Obama's Overreach

arpiem Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 9:28 PM
Increased taxes are increased taxes, whether called revenue or not, but revenue is what taxes produce. Reducing or doing away with deductions has the same effect as raising rates, and if the Republicans can't see that, then they're stupider than I thought. Once again, they're going to roll over, give obama what he wants, and declare victory.

WASHINGTON -- The endorsement of a continental nation being a powerful stimulant, all victorious presidents face the temptation of overreach.

Following his re-election in 2004, President George W. Bush undertook 60 stops in 60 days to sell the nation on Social Security reform. America remained unsold. In 1992, President Bill Clinton attempted and failed to reorganize the country's health care system -- then promptly lost Democratic majorities in both the House and Senate for the first time in four decades. "The fundamental political mistake committed by Bill Clinton and his aides," argue political scientists Lawrence Jacobs and Robert Shapiro,...

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