The GOP should push Democrats right over the Fiscal Cliff

President Obama expects the Republicans to give into his tax-hike demands.  They shouldn't. Photo: Obama/Boehner
WASHINGTON, DC, December 14, 2012 – President Obama expects the Republicans to give in to his tax-hike demands.
“I’m pretty confident that Republicans would not hold middle-class taxes hostage in trying to protect tax cuts for high-income individuals,”  President Obama told Barbara Walters in a recent interview.

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 majority of new jobs created by the Obama administration are government jobs. That’s what’s keeping the “official” unemployment number down. 
 
“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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Al Eisner

Lt Col Alfred Al Eisner was born in 1932 in Teplice Shanov  Czechoslovakia and currently lives in Silver Spring, Maryland  with his wife  Toshiko  from Japan. Before that, he lived in APO , AE from   1952  to  1954 and 1961 to 1964, and he lived in APO,  AP from 1955 to 1960. '

Lt Col Alfred Eisner attended Pottsville High School in Pottsville, PA and graduated class of 1951. He is a Graduate of Montgomery College Rockville Campus  in Rockville, MD. he attended college from 1984 to 1986. He majored in Law Enforcement  and Legal Studies  and Criminal Justice..

Lt. Col Alfred  Al  Eisner is retired from the United State Army where he served ten overseas tours in Korea, Germany, Japan, Vietnam and Hawaii, being awarded the  Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Vietnam   Service Medal,  Vietnam Campaign Medal with (4 battle stars) and Army Achievement Medal in addition to numerous other command  awards he  served in duties and functions on behalf of the Armed Services an the people of the United States. 

He  also   served  as a Civil   Service Officer GS-9  from 1985  through  1997 in the  DOD,   Department of Defense   with the  US Army  Research Institute and  The Deputy  Chief of Staff's Office  at MDW Military District  of  Washington.  Subsequently  he  performed  duties  with Montgomery County  Department of Police  as a  VIP Volunteer in Policing  with over  10,000  Volunteer Hours  and Numerous  Police  Department Awards.  He  also  service concurrently  from  1985  through   2004  with the Maryland State  Guard  as a Adjutant   and LT  COL 05

He is  also a  Holocaust  survivor from the  Ghetto Concentration Camp  Theresienstadt liberated May  1945 by the Russian Army

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