Republicans achieve top goal in Obama tax-cut plan
By CHARLES BABINGTON, Associated Press –
WASHINGTON – Republicans control neither the House nor the Senate — and certainly not the White House. But they largely dictated the terms of President Barack Obama's proposed tax-cut compromise, which disgruntled congressional Democrats want to discuss in closed meetings that are likely to be rowdy.
Republicans prevailed on their biggest demand: continuing Bush administration tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans, despite Obama's 2008 campaign promise to let them expire for households earning more than $250,000 a year. Obama, while acknowledging Democratic unrest, agreed to extend the tax breaks for two years, whereas Republicans wanted a permanent extension.
Here again we have the corpo-fascists dictating terms even though they are not in charge. THEY are the ones getting exactly what they want. THEY are the ones telling the majority how it's going to be. Can the democrats be anything but co-conspirators?
I never thought you would stoop this low Mr. President. I have believed in you since I heard you speak when you won Iowa. I thought you had a master plan for change and making things more equal in America. unfortunately I was wrong. you are just another political lackey who is giving it all up to the corpo-fascists who obviously control you and everyone else.
You're no Kennedy or Lincoln, you're just another paid off prick who's selling this country down the road and helping to destroy the middle class.
Hold on to your ass folks. After the new year, the republicans are going to control the house. They are going to act like kids in a free candy store. With the democrats letting them do whatever they want and them wanting to bend the democrats over and stick it in them deep every day, it's going to be one big love fest on capital hill. Obama will let them do whatever they want as he whispers sweet nothings into your ear.
The people will continue to bleed and the republicans will continue to extract more blood.
Our country is gone. It's only a matter of time before we are living in a totally feudal society.