Increase Taxes or Slow Down Spending __ Obama vs Boehner

Posted on January 16, 2013

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The fun and games of our fearless leaders never end. The country be damned it is politics as usual in Washington D.C. Our country has been on the road to ruin since the 1960’s, in my opinion, and both of our political parties are responsible for the sad state of our union. There is no will among the leaders of either party to stop growing government or to balance the budget. I am bored and disgusted with these battles between the Democrats, led by President Obama, and the Republicans, led by Speaker, John Boehner, that pretend to solve our deficit and debt problems. I’m bored because I know from the outset how it is going to end. I’m disgusted because no mater which fighter is declared the winner, America loses. In one fight back in 2011, both fighters agreed to have their surrogates ( the SUPER COMMITTEE) do the fighting while they sat on ringside and. as we all knew, the fight ended in a draw (SEQUESTRATION); but the country lost. When the next fight,  billed as the Fiscal Cliff Life and Death Match, ended, both sides claimed victory. America lost again.

The media is trying to drum up excitement over the next planned fight over the DEBT CELING. My advice? Don’t bother watching it. The fight is fixed. The debt ceiling will be raised and America will lose again.

There are two more fights scheduled and I wasn’t planning to watch those either because I know America will lose in both cases. Apparently, Obama and Boehner want to fight over the SEQUESTRATION. We are told by our fearless leaders and the media that the SEQUESTRATION is a plan to reduce government spending by $1.2 trillion over the next ten years; half to be absorbed by the Department of Defense (DOD) and the other half to be absorbed evenly by all other departments of government (except those dealing with entitlements). If you believe that, it is because you don’t understand the English dialect spoken in Washington DC. What your leaders don’t want you to know is that are only planning to reduce their planned ten-year increase in spending by $1.2 trillion. In other words, they were planning to increase spending over the next ten years by $X trillion and now their plan is to spend $X trillion less $1.2 trillion. So, when you hear one of your fearless leaders talking about reducing spending, think reducing the increase in spending. That’s the Washington way.

For Obama, the Sequestration fight is about his goal to tax the rich more. He believes tha the Republica hate the Sequestration’s impact on DOD so much that Boehner will accept higher taxes on the rich in exchange for more DOD spending. Paul Mirengoff ont his Power Line  article yesterday thinks Obama may be misreading the Republicans. He bases his opinion on some inside information that POLITICO reported in an article.

GOP officials said 90 percent of their members are prepared to allow the cuts to take effect, rather than compromise, based on their preliminary head counts. This seems like the most likely outcome right now.

If this is true, Mirengoff believes Obama will be forced to negotiate with Boehner. So, I think I will watch this fight. Not because America will be any better off than it is right now. It won’t be. But, wouldn’t it be nice to see Boehner finally land one good punch and knock that disgusting smirk off of Obama’s face? Yes. I have sunk that low.

Well, now you know what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?

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