“Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, radical Islamic cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi — these are all dead U.S. opponents that Democrat Obama can claim a measure of credit for getting.”
Is this an apt comparison? Seeing the number of people who aren’t overwhelmingly in love with Obama yet don’t love the Republican options either…well, exists.
I would honestly like to know why the republicans blocked the bill. Was it just the 0.5% tax increase on the wealthy? (And, really, wasn’t that just on millionaires?)
A Bloomberg survey of economists concludes President Obama’s $447 billion jobs plan “would help avoid a return to recession by maintaining growth and pushing down the unemployment rate next year.”
The last thing Republicans want is for Obama to be able to take credit…
The fact that he hasn’t is apparently part of a “massive conspiracy” where Obama will take your guns in his second term.
Every single poll shows that the American public overwhelmingly supports higher taxes on the wealthy as part of a package to cut the deficit. The margins are staggering: the NYT poll shows a majority of 74 - 21; even Rasmussen shows a majority of 56 - 34. What the president proposed this morning is simply where the American people are at. If he keeps at it, if he turns his administration into a permanent campaign for structural fiscal reform, I don’t see how he loses the argument.
The original question for this poll, Can/Should the Budget Deficit Be Reduced with Spending Cuts Alone or Should There Be Some Increase in Taxes? Click the image for a link to the polls.
The US has low taxes compared to other countries of this caliber. So, taxes should, justifiably, be raised. However, raising taxes is no excuse for keeping spending the same. I would appreciate trimming the junk spending rather than taking money out of welfare because of nonsensical excuses.