First off, welcome Gateway Pundit readers, The Blaze readers, Sean Hannity listeners, and, at last count, 1,047 other blogs that linked to Yvonne’s piece on the wuss John Coby. Thanks a million for stopping by.
While I have your attention, I want to remind you that there is no fiscal cliff. It is a manufactured term to try and scare conservatives into doing the wrong thing, increasing tax rates. It doesn’t matter if they are increased on a person making ten thousand a year or ten million – if Republicans vote to increase tax rates on anyone, we lose.
Yes, we’ve heard the news – Obama won the election and he gets to raise taxes. Bull. True enough that we are stuck with Obama for another four years but there were also 435 elections in the House of Representatives – and we won those easily. The House is the voice of the people and we need to remember that.
We also need to remember that spending is the problem with the federal budget, not revenue. If our reps allow tax rates to rise even a fraction, then we are saying that the left is correct and revenues are the problem. We need to encourage our reps to face reality and cut spending across the board.
Cutting spending across the board, including the military, is the only sane option for the future of the country. Republicans need to recognize this and refuse to go along to get along with the President.
We have the power we need and all we have to do is use it. Pass a bill that makes the so-called Bush tax cuts permanent. Then, let “sequestration” happen – the two are not linked. The cuts in the “sequestration” bill are real cuts, not imaginary cuts in the 9th or 10th year as proposed by the spend-happy Obama administration. If the Senate refuses to go along with the tax rate extensions, so be it. We move the battle to that arena and use publicity to let the public know that the higher tax rates they are paying belong to the Democrats and Obama. The opportunity to get real spending cuts cannot be passed by.
Let sequestration happen. Please.
What saddens me the most is the utter lack of advocation by our elected representatives as to why cuts are needed and key to helping the budget. I guess because once representatives begin to advocate cuts in spending than they’ll have to defend the cuts they advocate for. I fear they simply don’t want the controversy.
Sally Belladonna Baggins Stricklett says
From your mouth to their ears! If only they would listen.
Ed Hubbard says
Some people see Boehner's Plan B as wrong-headed and a failure, but I have seen it as an attempt to smoke-out where the Dems really are coming from; and, in that, I think he succeeded. In fact, I proposed making somewhat the same proposal for the same reason: http://www.bigjollypolitics.com/2012/12/04/my-two-cents-on-the-fiscal-cliff/. Now Boehner has shown that the Dems were never seeking tax fairness, and all of that hot air was a "ploy" as Pelosi and Hoyer admitted this week. What they covet is more and more of our money so they never have to exercise fiscal discipline. So, I agree with David, let the sequestration kick-in–it will be the first real cut in government spending in my lifetime, and we need it. Spending is the problem. Once we've addressed spending with the sequestration, then we'll have a new lower baseline for government expenditures, we can formulate a real budget and determine how much revenue we really need in the future to fund the reduced budget.
Debbie Hamilton Grosskopf says
Yep – I agree!
Yvonne Larsen says
What's quite real is the upcoming "Port of Houston" cliff which the Houston Chronicle shamelessly describes as a struggle for control between Harris County and the City of Houston. What's really at issue is the projected growth of container traffic and the container "royalties"…
How ironic David advocates spending cuts, but adamantly defends SuperCorrupt RINO Straus who refuses to do the same although both Perry and Dewhurst (shockingly) have….
Sharon Jennings says
I have sent this to Ted Poe. I pray that all of ur readers will send this to their rep. Truth matters.