Does anyone believe that the so-called Super Committee is going to come up with a deficit reduction plan amenable to both sides by the self imposed deadline? Right. When pigs fly!
This is not a happy state of affairs. If there is no agreement reached, then automatic cuts in discretionary spending kick-in, in which the defense spending takes the biggest hit. President Obama and the Democrats will, of course, put all the blame on the Republicans and they will probably get some mileage out of that.
Our illustrious President has wasted no time since the Super Committee was established. Every time a microphone is placed at his disposal we hear his clarion class warfare cry of TAX THE RICH. Even at his Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit yesterday in Kapolei, Hawaii, he didn’t miss his chance to beat his drum for taxing the rich. Fromm CNS we have these quotes:
“There’s no magic formula. There are no magic beans that you can toss on the ground and suddenly a bunch of money grows on trees,” Obama added. “We got to just go ahead and do the responsible thing.”
And, what is the responsible thing? You guessed it.
“If we’ve got to raise money, it makes sense for us to start by asking the wealthiest among us to pay a little bit more before we start asking seniors, for example, to pay a lot more for their Medicare,” he said.
Obama is getting a lot of support for his tax the rich plan from the various “Occupy” demonstrations around the country and , of course, he is supported by the propaganda arm of the Democrat Party, otherwise known as the MSM, and frankly the polls are showing significant support among the public. so, what are the poor Republicans in congress to do? Time is running out! Not to worry, dear readers. Yours truly, here at Conservatives on fire, has a suggestion. The Republicans should play poker. Not only should they play poker; but I would suggest they go ALL-IN.
You will probably think that the old man on the shore of the Sea of Happiness (what Castro and Chavez call the Caribbean Sea) has finally lost it. But hear me out first and then let me know what you think. My suggestion is that John Boehner and Eric Cantor make the following joint announcement:
The Republicans in both the House and the Senate recognize that the Super Committee on deficit reduction is at an impasse. We see no possibility that the Committee can reach a deficit reduction plan that is agreeable to both the Republicans and the Democrats. We also recognize that failure to reach agreement would mean drastic reduction of defense spending, which would be catastrophic at a time when we have so many military commitments in various parts of the world. Defense cuts of this magnitude at this time would be a dereliction of duty on the part of Congress and the President.
Therefore, although we strongly believe the tax increases proposed by the President and the Democrats will do more harm than good to our delicate economy, we believe that making drastic cuts to the defense budget at this time is a worse alternative. Therefore, the Republicans in Congress have decided it would be in the best interest of the nation to let the President and the Democrats try to prove to the nation that we Republicans are wrong. Therefore, we will accept the President’s plan in its entirety, including the tax hikes with one small proviso; the tax increases are to take effect January 1, 2012 instead of January 1, 2013 as the President proposes. That minor change would allow the voters to see the true impact of the tax increases prior to the 2012 elections and , there by, decide for themselves the wisdom of the President’s plan.
Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?