Get a clean 3 year extension of the current rates passed by the House.
Announce that until that Bill is passed by the Senate as is and signed into law by the President there will be no discussion on the debt ceiling at all.
I’ll bet that some of the esteemed Seators are at the Redskins’ game.
Does Harry Reid and the MSM really believe that removing 800 Billion $$ out of the private sector and handing it over to Washington followed by another $1 Trillion taken out for Obamacare in the same year is the right medicine for a struggling economy?
All day on TV including Fox, they seem to act like if nothing happens then the world is going to end.
We’ve been told to fear the fiscal cliff. The media has hyped this manufactured crisis for months; and yet few actually understand what would happen were we to fall off the mythical cliff.
Actually, two things would happen and both of those things actually exposes the myth behind the so-called fiscal cliff. 1) Taxes would go up and 2) politicians in Washington would pretend - REPEAT... PRETEND - to stop their out-of-control spending.
Yes, taxes would go up. According to the Tax Policy Center, taxes would go up by an average of $3,500 a year and jump $2,400 on average for families with incomes of $50,000 to $75,000.
But... here’s what the political elites and the media aren’t telling you. Nothing - REPEAT NOTHING - would prohibit politicians in Washington from turning right around the very next day and doing what they should have been doing all along... pushing for real tax relief for ALL Americans, and if we allow them to have their grand compromise NOW... they won’t want to do LATER.
And we’re not talking about simply preserving the current tax rates for SOME Americans and calling it a “tax cut” ... we’re talking about instituting actual tax cuts for ALL Americans, because that’s what our ailing economy so desperately needs right now.
Senator Charles Grassley recently said: “[T]he problem up to this point is that the presidents been talking just about tax increases and you can have all of the tax increases he wants and youre going to take care of eight to 12 percent of the annual deficit. Its about time we start talking about the other 90 percent. We have a spending problem. We dont have a taxing problem.”
Grassley is right. No nation has EVER taxed its way into prosperity. We’re not under-taxed. Politicians squander too much of your money.
Our only hope is to grow our economy out of this crisis, and that’s not going to happen as long as they’re talking about a mythical fiscal cliff... and that’s not going to happen if Mr. Boehner, Mr. Reid and Mr. Obama get their grand compromise and raise taxes on job-creators and merely pretend to curtail government spending.
When they want to squander more and confiscate more of your hard-earned money in another six months, they’ll simply invent another fiscal cliff out of thin air... and they’ll do it again, and again, and again.
It’s time to get off of this idiotic Merry-Go-Round and tell our elected officials to put a stop to this fiscal cliff charade. The political dialogue in Washington must change TODAY and you can make that happen by sending a message that has has real impact right here and right now.
Kimberly Strassel with the Wall Street Journal put it another way: “Republicans will face a choice. They can continue the folly of believing this president will compromise. Or they can realize that he will never be reasonable on taxesand so they cant give anything away. They can realize that... theyll have to state their own big demands and force him to explain his lack of leadership. They can realize that backroom talks are a suckers game.”
Who wants to bet that the sun will shine on January 2nd.
There will be no Sunday discussion or debate regarding the budget as all of them are very religious, God fearing people.