If the GOP does not go along with Obama, taxes will go up on everybody, and the Republicans will be blamed. Obama will then push for a middle-class tax cut, for which he will get the credit, even though it will not be a real tax cut. Instead it will only take us back to George W. Bush’s tax cuts.
The Republicans should do the unexpected and should propose an across-the-board tax cut for everybody. In addition, they should call for a ten-percent across-the-board cut in spending with no exceptions.
All programs, all entitlements, all departments.
How should the Republicans position a call for tax cuts? Keep insisting that our debt problem is not the result of falling revenues because of lower taxes but because of increased spending.
The facts are on the side of the Republicans.
The unemployment rate is said to be down to 7.7 percent. These media manufactured numbers are not correct. President Obama is selling the American people on the belief that his policies are working. What is not being calculated is under-employment and the number of people who have stopped looking for work. That number is more than 14 percent.
“The numbers show a massive increase in government jobs created over the last five months — 621,000, to be exact, dwarfing private-sector job growth. Those new government jobs account for a staggering 73 percent of overall job growth. In all, it means that 20.6 million citizens now work for government, out of 143 million people employed in America — or one in seven Americans.”
Every one of these government jobs is a direct tax-payer subsidy to the Democratic Party.
The Democrats keep telling us that we should go back to the Clinton era of prosperity. What they and the media never mention is that it was the Republicans, under House Majority Leader Newt Gingrich, that cut government spending. Clinton fought the Republicans at every turn:
“It was Bill Clinton who, during the big budget fight in 1995, had to submit not one, not two, but five budgets until he begrudgingly matched the GOP’s balanced-budget plan. In fact, during the height of the budget wars in the summer of 1995, the Clinton administration admitted that ‘balancing the budget is not one of our top priorities.’”
The next unpredictable thing the Republicans need to do is repent their spending ways. Not only should they take an oath to cut taxes; but they should take an oath not to propose a single penny in new spending for at least ten years.
Republicans should do the unexpected and not give in to the Obama administration on a tax and spend out of control agenda.
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