Obama Acts Like His Tax Plan Is the Only Gig In Town


Yesterday Barack Obama made remarks in a visit to Rodon Group Manufacturing Facility in Hatfield Pennsylvania that demonstrate that he has no intention of making a deal with Republicans and thinks that his tax plan, commonly referred to as the 'fiscal cliff,' is the only solution to the problem.

As he addressed the people in Pennsylvania, Obama said:

The Senate has already passed a bill to keep income taxes from going up on middle-class families. That’s already passed the Senate. Your member of Congress like Allyson and Chaka, other Democrats in the House, they're ready to go. They're ready to vote on that same thing. And if we can just get a few House Republicans on board, we can pass the bill in the House. It will land on my desk, and I am ready -- I've got a bunch of pens ready to sign this bill.

The problem is that Obama did not mention what the House did back in August. That's right, they have already passed legislation that would extend the Bush era tax cuts on income, capital gains and dividends through 2013. In fact, there was bi-partisan support for it as 20 Democrats joined with Republicans to have a 256-171 vote.

Granted the vote was before the election and obviously some Democrats wanted it to gain political points for the move. However, why is this not being mentioned? Politico reported:

The bill has no chance of advancing in the Senate, which is controlled by Democrats who passed their own bill last week that would only extend the breaks for individuals earning less than $200,000 and married couples making less than $250,000.

Oh that's why! In case anyone missed it, it's because of Democrats in control of the Senate and the fact that they do not want to deal fairly with all Americans. They are hell bent to make, in their words, the rich pay "their fair share," all the while, the rich are paying their fair share.

When the House and Senate are at loggerheads and the President is giving the marching orders to the Senate, well then it is no wonder that Speaker John Boehner said that when it comes to the fiscal cliff talks, "no substanitive progress" has been made.

So what is to be done? My suggestion for Republicans is to follow Grover Norquist's advice and get these fiscal cliff talks on C-SPAN, not behind closed doors where things can be manipulated afterwards by the Democrats. We are a free society and this doesn't involve national security. In fact, this entire issue involves us and should be as transparent as possible, but I'm not holding my breath that Obama or the Senate Democrats will allow for these talks to be televised.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/June-Gagnon/1673686634 June Gagnon

    This section was titled "Pelosi: Give unilateral control to obama over the debt ceiling"! Please, could someone head-butt this old hag into outer space? A few years ago, she cried she "wanted to save the planet"; I offered to buy her a broom, so she could fly to Mars and "fix it", but she never took me up on it!
    She "claims" she "knows the Constitution"; obviously the constitution "she knows" is NOT the US Constitution!

  • 44rd11

    IT is the only plan - and you will watch as Boehner and McConnell (once he gets off his knees in front of Harry Reid) will bow to it.

  • servant

    PEE loosely is sure quick to abdicate her authority to MR ACORN!

    What's the matter Queenie, still can't find that swamp of corruption, pump switch?

    Never ever vote for another incumbent until they learn who is boss!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rachel-Guess/100001271026565 Rachel Guess

    I guess odumbo has been sharing some of his 'wacky weed' with piglosi. She wants to give him the power to decide when the debt ceiling should be raised without any oversight?...LOL Not gonna happen.

  • Sarah

    Power goes to her head. Is there a mental-ability test for congressmen?She's totally nuts. Is she still flying Air Force Two for weekends in California?

  • Disgusted

    Are we missing the point here? I feel Obama wants more or less only one "big" accomplishment in this two year period (stall and spread it out so there are enough disastrous, emotional issues to extend far into the future) to get the social democrats more congressional seats from the next election in two years. It seems like that this one is to be "Tax the Rich". If we get a bill passed that says we will not raise taxes on the middle class, then that only leaves the rich to receive virtually ALL the taxes.

    Here we go back to the unbelievable 90% rates we had inthe 1950s. At least there was a reason for the 90% rates then- to pay down the debt from WWII, and most likely many of the wealthy greatly increased their wealth from the "easy to get" defense money during a war. No wonder the tax code is so complicated- to get away from 90% rates then, and the expectation that it could happen again. We have enough "emergencies" now to do it, (blame everything on)global warming, Iran (and the bomb), and soon, (blame everything on) Israel. I almost forgot (blame everything on) the Republicans.

    Of course Obama's plan has to be the "only one in town", or we might run out of easy (progressive-made) disasters for the liberals to take the credit for fixing.

  • aryton senna

    You must realize that the Narcissist Sociopath clown - in -chief is clinically psychotic, and is surrounded by an entire communist ship of fools!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003457282985 Mike Slaney

    Anyone hear of Coyote in the chicken house ? Gracious Pelosi, did you buy that ballot box? or did the Yahoos vote you back in? Please retire!

  • wizard

    Is the wicked witch of the west off her medd again?

  • SniperToo

    Well yeah!, Isn't he kind of God like? Ugh.

  • http://www.facebook.com/karen.sluszka Karen Sluszka

    How much of this goes into the pockets of the PRETENDER. I am sure his little home in Hawaii is funded by the tax payers.

  • KittyKittyKit

    Who you trying to kid, folks???...............Obama's tax plan "IS" the ONLY GIG in town.
    Until the American CITIZENS strap on their guns and show up by the THOUSANDS at ANY and EVERY venue Obama appears at, CHANTING and demanding his ARREST as a FRAUD and for TREASON, and surround the White House, FULLY ARMED, doing the same thing, day after day, just like the Egyptians did...........then Obama's ideas will ALWAYS be the ONLY GIG in town.

    The BIGGEST JOKE is the NATIONAL PARALYSIS of dealing with this COMMON CRIMINAL. We don't have to IMPEACH him. HE IS NOT NOW, nor has he ever been even ELIGIBLE to be POTUS. He's a FRAUD, a Con-man, a SCAMMER......simple as that.

    ONLY CIVIL WAR will un-seat him now. We might as well make a fight of it. He's a Marxist and a Muslim, and their ONLY GOAL is the total anhilation of Conservative thought and Christianity and Judiasm. We can let it happen like it did to the Jews in Germany and Russia, or IF WE'RE SMART, we start fighting NOW. The longer they can get us to delay, the stronger they become.

    Make no mistake, America. This administration has GREAT EVIL planned for those who still stand for what our Founding Fathers stood for. GREAT EVIL.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kathleen-Pedersen/100000821446540 Kathleen Pedersen

    Madam Pelosi can make some of the stupidist remarks I've ever heard. There has got to be something critically wrong with her thought process.....could it be the Botox gone to her brain? Or is she plain ditzy from childhood. .Harry Reid is not much better. It just amazes me how these millionaires want to subject the rest of us to the poverty level. Maybe it's best to grow up and become a politicin and have access to all the ways of getting rich (honest or not). These people under OB should stop selling the soul of America. It belongs to us, "we the people."