Regardless of how you felt about the offers Boehner made to Obama, none were accepted. With a few days remaining before the fiscal deadline, passed legislation from the House still sits in Reid’s ‘desk drawer’. Obama’s back in DC to save the day and Reid just submitted another brief statement.
Reid: “It is time for House Republicans to put middle class families first by passing the Senate’s bill to protect 98 percent of Americans from a tax hike on January 1. The Senate bill could pass tomorrow if House Republicans would simply let it come to the floor. The Senate has already rejected House Republicans’ Tea Party bills, and no further legislation can move through the Senate until Republicans drop their knee-jerk obstruction. Right now, the Senate bill is the only bill that can become law, and House Republicans owe it to middle class families to let it pass with Democratic and Republican votes.”
The news media was so focused on Obama’s hopes of ‘the two sides’ coming together to avert the fiscal cliff, the Senate taking the next step to pass what was necessary to put the ball in the House’s court, and Reid cannot kiss his prom date at the front door. The liberals are incapable of taking the first step, cannot lead, and refuse to do anything other than take the pawnshop role of pushing the seller for his price $1,000, and him offering $100 in return. Imagine the liberals offering $500, the seller dropping to $600, then the liberals backing off the $500 saying $400 was their best. Why would the seller continue to bargain?
Obama wants $250,000 to be the cutoff point for tax increases, the Millionaire, Billionaire plateau. What kind of living space does a $250,000 salary in New York get you?
Consider California, another predominantly blue state. Overall the tax rate there is one of the highest in America but the multi-millionaire/billionaire sector is not complaining. The large percentage of those hundreds of thousands of people who escaped California last year were income earners in that $250,000 category. They fled for the no tax states. After they left, the jobs were gone, and it was Obama’s middle class who was ultimately devastated.
Reid said that the House GOP owe it to the middle class. I agree. Any attempt to create another short term, increase the spending, more interest pile-on, kill the jobs/growth, do-it-again-and-expect-a-different-result, fantasy must stop.
It’s past time the GOP stand up for what’s best for America and pass a bill which cuts taxes for everyone. Allow Reid to put that in his drawer. The people are not excited about Obama.