Voting tax cuts for one group of income earners and not for all is class warfare socialism and GroNorq said FU to the job creators and me love you long time to Obama.
He is dead to conservatives.
And as of last night, it's probably vice-versa. He knows which side of his prayer rug is buttered.
We’ve now moved into a surreal realm where the ultimate hyperbole is reality. This was a declaration of war against the producers and constitutionalists.
He had his bluff called. Now he has to think, “Do I hold on to what little relevancy I have left by pretending I’m LETTING them do this, or go hardcore and get completely rolled by the GOP establishment?” Like most forward thinkers, Grover has decided to look after his own hide, and principles be damned.
Although class warfare tactics are reprehensible, they are simply cover for engaging in what is the real problem....spending that is totally out of control.
Spending gets reined in, and the incentive to vilify the successful entrepreneurs among us gets reduced.
At a minimum, this nation needs to cap the percent of tax revenue that can be paid in interest payments on the debt.
That should be easy to sell. It should be obvious to everyone that paying out 200-350 billion a year in interest payments is self-defeating. It is taking money that COULD be spent on fixing social security or right-sizing our military or (sadly) paying for the new obamacare expenses that ARE going to hit us.
If interest payments get capped at (say) 12% of actual revenues, then that’s a “sellable” step in the right direction.
I am going to have to re-read his reasoning regarding this issue, and this particular bill. I had to grudgingly agree with his reasoning on his thoughts before Christmas, but I have not kept up with this bill.