Looks like the real problem is that, whether you're a Republican, or a Democrat, being elected, and going to Washington, and, seeing all the "perks" you can get for yourself if you just vote with the established politicians, well, you just cave in, and go along for the ride. P*** on what the people who elected you want. You can worry about them again when it's time to get re-elected. I registered to vote as a Democrat, because, back then, in my state, everything was Democrat. If you were a Republican, you only got to vote in the presidential election, nothing else. Then, when the state opened its doors to Republicans, I changed over. Now, hell, it's time to go over to the "undecided" catagory, and vote for the lesser of the evils running.
Right after the election, it was all peaches and cream and conciliatory common-ground language when President Obama met with congressional leaders to discuss the fiscal cliff. Of course, the president campaigned on tax hikes for the rich, by which he meant raising top income-tax rates and extending the Bush tax cuts for incomes below $200,000. And the president’s first meeting post-election was with his union and liberal-interest-group supporters, all of whom want to raise the top rates and then some. But instead, the newly reelected president spoke about “new ideas,” as long as they provided a balance of spending cuts and...
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