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Obama: More Peas for You!

JOHN1464 Wrote: Dec 09, 2012 7:00 AM
What the Republicans should be telling the American public is; That if you want a big government, nanny state like Europe you're going to have to accept tax rates higher than the countries of Europe. America allready spends more per person than the Europeans. Don't look to the wealthy for the money because if you took all the money from the people of the Forbes 400 you could pay the budget deficit for one year. If you raised all federal taxes 30% you could balance the budget in 25 years. Even by raising all federal taxes by 50% you would only have enough money to cover our current entitlement obligations. Folks you're going to have to eat alot of peas.

It’s been a year and half since the GOP and Democrats hammered out an agreement that raised the debt ceiling and put us on the lip of a fiscal cliff, threatening mutually assured destruction if a budget deal wasn’t worked out before January 2013.

It made sense for all sides at the time. 

The GOP figured there was a good shot that Obama wasn’t going to be reelected. The Democrats figured there was a good chance shot Obama wasn’t going to be reelected. And Obama was content to do what he did best: run a campaign on TV, eat...