This guy gets it. Too bad the RINO’s don’t.
Happy screw year!
Obama doesn’t “take the long view”. Good grief. The only “view” the Democrats take is their view to win elections. Is it possible that these “socialists” are just buying votes? Man. For being so frightened of these “socialists”, we sure don’t give them any credit for having brains. They obviously have no concept that the Soviet Union fell apart. The oldest socialist country went out “Not with a bang, but a whimper”. And Reid and Pelosi and Baucus and Obama just skipped over that?
Decoupling taxes from spending cuts is a major loss—but the argument against ‘taxing the rich a little more’ is probably unanswerable given the demographics of the country. “Taxing the Rich” is a popular idea with a majority of Americans.
Any argument that this will kill jobs is politically lame B.S. because it is:
a)too sophisticated in an era of 30 second soundbites and an uninformed electorate, and:
b) unprovable and may, in fact, be wrong. After all, during the 50s and until the Kennedy tax cuts, the rich were taxed at 92% and the economy didn’t fall apart. So a rise from 35% to 39% is not necessarily a monkey wrench in the national economic machine.
The right politics would’ve been to trump the Dems on taxes with a 40% rate in exchange for massive cuts in spending. The art of winning elections is not being intellectually correct, but able to persuade the majority that your policies will protect them and the country better than the other guy.
Republicans sneer at the Dems for being intellectual elitists, but the Dems campaign like troglodytes: “We tax rich and give you more stuff”
Republican political arguments sound like a lecture by an economist. The Tea Party arguments about debt and spending were much better soundbites, but to the sophisticated pols who run campaigns, they were too simple.
We need to get people in who have no idea of what “Kick the Can” is.