As children, we did not like playing with the kid that always cried, “If you do not play my way, I’ll take my ball and go home!” Now we know what became of those kids – they became politicians. Politicians are blind to the effects their partisanship is having on Americans. Their new mantra is, “Give me what I want or I will hold the democratic process hostage.”
“There comes at times leverage moments, a time when the president will capitulate to what the American people want right now,” he (Eric Cantor) said. “They don’t want to raise taxes, they don’t want borrowing to continue out of control.”(3) This is laughable! He thinks that the American people want him playing politics as usual and using leverage to get what he thinks he and Republicans want? The House of Representatives is only one of three parts of the legislative process. Americans do not want you to hold passage of raising the debt ceiling as LEVERAGE!
Is he really in touch with what Americans want? “Changes to Medicare and Medicaid remain wildly unpopular and more than two-thirds of registered voters want to repeal Bush-era tax cuts for households that make more than $250,000 a year, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll.”(2) Billionaire Warren Buffet is one of the wealthiest men in the U.S. and even he understands what Americans want better than Rep. Cantor. Mr Buffet says Americans want the wealthiest (those make $250,00 or more) to pay more and make cuts for those making less than $250,000.(3) He knows and understands the rich are better suited to absorb paying more in taxes.
Even small business owners know they can do more. “Tax cuts for the wealthy, according to Teahan, will do nothing to bolster his firm. They won’t affect his hiring decisions, they won’t encourage him to buy new equipment or help him move into a bigger warehouse. He says all of those decisions — the nuts and bolts of actually running a small company — depend on the his customers’ economic conditions, not his personal tax rate.”(4) But my theory is they (Congress) cannot see beyond their own self-interest and wallets.
I know I seem to beat up on Republicans a lot, but I am a fiscal conservative with liberal social views. The Republicans are the party that is supposed to reflect my fiscal conservative views and they cannot even represent my fiscal conservative views anymore! Now fighting Democrats on everything is all I see from Republicans. All of Washington,D.C. is out of touch with what Americans want – Democrat and Republicans alike. Now the Republicans start wanting to attack Medicare and Medicaid with this crazy voucher idea…. they are driving me even further away! The solution to helping with cost of Medicare and Medicaid is to attack healthcare costs not established working programs like Medicare and Medicaid. There is also room for making Medicare and Medicaid more efficient and to better control abuses to the system. Work together (yes even with a Democrat President and Democrat Senate) to solve problems Congress – STOP THE PARTISAN crap! More evidence just in – Cantor does not want to be reasonable… just play political games!(5)
The Republicans are too fond of the throwing the baby out with the wash idea! Being responsible does not mean be radical! Learn to play well with other and listen to Americans…. or WE will take your ball and send you home!