In 2010, the Tea Party gave Obama a shellacking and gave Republicans a huge victory; but made the foolish mistake of electing Boehner as Speaker. They wanted the 2001 Bush tax cuts made permanent. But Boehner immediately undercut Republicans and gave Obama a victory by agreeing to the original “Fiscal Cliff” deal where, if the parties could not agree by Dec 31 2012, then Defense would lose 50% of its budget and the Bush Tax cuts would expire, causing everybody’s taxes to go up.
Republicans lost everything in this 2010 deal. They had to agree to automatic tax increases and massive defense cuts in 2012. Democrats love taxing people and hate the Military, so this was a huge victory for them. If Democrats didn’t negotiate at all, they could just allow the country to go “over the Fiscal Cliff” and cause the defense budget to be cut and taxes to rise for everyone.
Now, at the end of 2012, we have Boehner negotiating with himself and agreeing to raise taxes. Democrats are not negotiating at all: Obama says he wants a “balanced approach” but has not cut any spending. “Baseline Budgeting,” which means every government department gets an automatic annual 6% spending increase, guarantees that government spending will grow. Obama is demanding more Stimulus spending. And Obama has said that whatever taxes Boehner raises, they are not enough; and Senator Reid has said that nothing the House passes will be taken up in the Senate.
Remember when Democrats capitalized on forcing George H.W. Bush’s to renege on his promise “read my lips, no new taxes”? So why is Boehner trying to force the Republicans to commit suicide by allowing unlimited spending, raising taxes and destroying our economy so we wont be able to get private sector jobs?
There is only one possible explanation. The Mafia use blackmail or bribery to get what they want. Virgil (the Turk) Sollozzo, played by Obama has obtained control over McCluskey, a former honest cop, played by Boehner. All that is happening now is that Boehner is doing his best to destroy the Republicans in Congress.
Republicans should pass an extension of the Bush Tax cuts, which benefit everyone; and let Obama raise taxes if he wants to.
And, on January 3rd, Republicans should get rid of Boehner.