But with talks to avert the so-called fiscal cliff in full swing, Democrats are resisting proposals championed by Republicans to hit the rich on the spending side by curtailing their government health and pension benefits.
This is called compromise, something the modern Democrat is completely unfamiliar with and completely unwilling to do.
It is you who have to compromise NOT THEM.
As I have said many a time, compromise to a Democrat means you give them everything THEY want and you compromise and get a little to nothing of what you want.
Because if you don’t, then THEY blame YOU for it.
Look at the Budget. The US Senate has not passed a Budget since 2009. It’s nearly 4 flipping years later and they still aren’t interested.
And how’s fault is that? The Republicans!!
They keep “obstructing” them by passing a budget they don’t like and the idea of a Conference committee to work out a deal where everyone gets something but not everything they want is an alien concept to these Democrats.
Look at how they and the media are hammering the Republicans on “tax increases” for the rich, but bring up entitlement reform and they get indignant and stubborn.
They want what THEY want, when THEY want it, and you don’t matter other than to cave in and give them what they want when they want it because they want it!!
Like bratty 2 years with a Ministry of Truth to back them up.
Bob Corker (R) recently put forth a $4.5tn deficit reduction plan that included raising the cost of health coverage for retirees earning more than $50,000, saving about $50bn over a decade, and he is also proposing to make Social Security benefit distribution more progressive. “Especially when Democrats want wealthy citizens to pay more, this is a place hopefully where we would have common ground,” says Mr Corker.
But entitlements are how the Democrats both Bribe and Fearmonger their way into office so no one touches their golden egg!
“Progressives should be willing to talk about ways to ensure the long-term viability of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid,” said Dick Durbin, the second-highest ranking Democratic senator, in a speech at the Center for American Progress, a left-leaning think-tank, this week. “But those conversations should not be part of a plan to avert the fiscal cliff.”
Aka, we’re not going to talk about them at all. Not now. Not seriously at least. But when this latest “get the rich” scheme fails maybe we will go after their entitlements so we can get the money to spend on…you guessed it entitlements like ObamaCare. 🙂
Other Democrats say that some new spending cuts will have to be part of any deal. But they believe that reductions in entitlement programmes should only be considered once Republicans have made a big concession on taxes, which has not occurred yet. (FT)
It’s a game of Chicken. You blink first, then we’ll roast you. Then we won’t have any incentive to do anything later.
“I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today” as Wimpy used to say in the Popeye comics.
And then never does.
So you give me Tax increases, and I give you…NOTHING but grief about it. It’s a matter of childish pride to Liberals to make the Republicans crack.
Then like the schoolyard bullies they are, they’ll laugh and mock you for it.
Then they’ll ignore you please, “but you promised…”
They’ll just laugh.
Just wait and see.
It can’t be stressed strongly enough: What President Obama is now up to seeks to destroy the Republican Party as it has existed since the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980. (IBD)
Exactly. Why fight them when you can humiliate and destroy them and make them cow-tow to you.
A majority of Americans will never vote for the 21st century version of Tom Dewey “Dime Store Democrat” Republicans.
But the Democrats, who controlled Congress for 40 years straight from 1956-1996 who gladly and gleefully welcome them back.
A weaker, less adversarial, morally dubious, mish-mash of nothing is much easier to manipulate and get what you want when you want it because you want it.
Just like the American people.
Give your soul up the Government Devil and They will eat you alive.
And Obama, as usual is leading from Behind. He says he’ll do anything to get this done.“I’ll go anywhere and I’ll do whatever it takes to get this done,” President Barack Obama said as he sought to build pressure on Republicans to accept his terms — a swift renewal of expiring tax cuts for all but the highest income earners. “It’s too important for Washington to screw this up,” he declared.
He’ll do anything, except lead the charge himself. He has minions to do his bidding instead. The best Leadership is from Behind, you know.
For the first time in Gallup trends since 2000, a majority of Americans say it is not the federal government’s responsibility to make sure all Americans have healthcare coverage.
THEN WHY DID YOU MORONS VOTE FOR OBAMA!
Damn these people are stupid sheeple!!!
Of course it comes out that it’s less Republicans and less Independents really that are less interested. 71% of Democrats are still there.
But if a Majority of Americans say overall that it shouldn’t happen then voting for Obama was exactly the wrong way to express it, you morons!
But it’s too late now, you get to sleep in that bed now!!
There’s not taking it back or “just kidding”. You sold the country down the Progressive toilet. Now you get to swim with the poo!