In a news conference aired on national television Wednesday morning, President Obama told the Press Corps what he has done, but what will the Republican "leaders" in Congress do-other than complain?
Contrary to the propaganda spewed by the Republican leadership and the corporate media, the only tax breaks that would go would be those tax breaks to "millionaires, billionaires and corporate jet owners," and before we sacrifice the weakest and most vulnerable of our citizens, this country should demand that those who were lucky enough to experience the amount of success which this nation afforded them pay this nation back in the form of a greater share of their revenue than they have been paying for a long time.
Remember that it was Eric Cantor, not President Obama, who walked out on negotiations. What's more, remember that the wealthy are enjoying the lowest tax rates since President Eisenhower-who was actually quite the liberal, if you remember.
Maybe conservatives here will actually sacrifice their children so that jet owners and oil tycoons continue to recieve tax breaks they don't need. The question remains to be why Republicans continue to side with billionaires and oil interests who are making a killing at the pump.
Maybe it's because the Republicans still consider us, as Leona Helmsely called us, "the little people." Their proposals on the Hill and in places like Wisconsin and Indiana definitely add weight to this suggestion.
Republicans once told us that deficits don't matter. So, why this charade about a concern for a default on our debt? Why do they want us to default on our debt? Ah! It's all part of the 'I hope he fails!' strategy proposed by Rush Limbaugh.
Ask the employees of Alcoa if the president has failed them. He just visited their plant on Tuesday.
If President Obama can stay in town due to the Greek crisis, the situation in Afghanistan and ordering the death of Osama Bin Laden and little things like that, surely the Republicans can do something much easier-like stay in town and cut a deal with the president which won't hurt our most vulernable citizens. Either the Republicans are lazy or that they just don't have the stomach to govern.
History suggests both.
Oil tycoons and corporate jet owners or your children? Which side are you on? President Obama has told you with whom he sides and Eric Cantor and John Boehner have told you with whom they side.
How about you?