Rational Nation USA
Barrack Hussein Obama has been in office for nearly two years. During this time the Chief Executive Officer of the nation has shown little if any inclination to compromise.
He is an ideologue, not a pragmatist. Certainly he sees himself as the Savior in Chief and any deviation from his agenda will likely be considered intolerable by him. He certainly is no Bill Clinton, a president who was insightful and deft enough to actually work with some of the Republican's agenda in the 1990s, such as welfare reform.
Obama is no Bill Clinton.
Obama wants to extend and make permanent the Bush era tax cuts for those making $250,000 a year or less and end the cuts for those earning over that amount. Republicans and conservatives are in favor of extending the cuts across the board. Congress must act before January 1st or the cuts expire.
Here is what the President said:
Obama noted the importance of extending the tax cuts in the lame-duck session, but focused the address on digging in against the full extension sought by Republicans and some Democrats.
"If Congress doesn’t act by New Year’s Eve, middle-class families will see their taxes go up starting on New Year’s Day," he warned.
Again America loses, the message is clear from Obama - either we extend the tax credits as *I* see fit or the entirety of the nation will see their taxes go up.
Bravo mister Chief Executive, sure looks like you are in the compromising mood.
It's going to be another very long two years I fear. Neither side is apparently capable of finding solutions to some very major problems.
Compromise is a two way street. Sometimes it must begin with the leader. Are you up to the challenge Mr. President?
Cross posted to Rational Nation USA.