Did you watch President Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner speak last night? What did you think? Here’s what I saw and what I “read between the lines”… They both wanted to have the American public believe that their stalemate has to do with Taxing the Rich, or as the president pointed out, mostly eliminating the tax breaks on what most of us would consider luxury items. While Speaker Boehner insists there must be no change in the tax laws. If that’s not what this stalemate is about, than what is?
It’s about having a compromised solution in place until sometime in 2013 or not. President Obama knows that if this current scenario occurs again six months from now (it will if the Republicans have their way), it would detract the electorate again from voting for a government that works for the people. I wonder how many of this conservative base are only for not having President Obama have a second term!
Please review the arguments carefully and with intent to understand what is at stake here. Then make you’re opinion known. We need compromise. We need compassion. We need to have our elected representatives’ act not in selfish promotion but as responsible citizens of the United States of America. For if they don’t, all they will be able to say is… OOPS
Final words —
“Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.” – Sydney J. Harris (1917-, American Journalist)
“Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist)