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Obama job approval rating

Posted on: September 19, 2011

Are you still one of the 43% of the people who approve of what Obama is doing? If so, my question is why? Do you agree on class warfare – tax the rich and make them pay their fair share, which they are doing now. Are you really for a president who wants to raise taxes and spread the wealth – to whom? Not to you and me but to all of his political buddies.

Recently, Ed Morrissey of HotAir shares with us that Obama is threatening to veto any bill that isn’t “balanced” with tax hikes. What makes Obama think that tax hikes is the answer to the problems we are having economically? Raising taxes will kill the economy. The “rich” won’t buy and won’t hire people because their profits will be cut.

Ed Morrissey continues these thoughts with the idea that his deficit reduction package can’t clear the House and the jobs package can’t clear the Senate. So what does Obama do – threaten to veto any bills that don’t include tax hikes or as he says a ‘balanced’ between taxes and spending cuts.

Then Obama has the audacity to say, “This is not class warfare, it’s math. The money’s going to have to come from some place. If we’re not willing to ask those who’ve done extraordinarily well to help America close the deficit, the logic, the math says everybody else has to do a whole lot more. “

This is unbelievable!

However, Ed Morrissey continues in his article with saying that this rhetoric is unsurprising.  Obama has been making this same exact argument for years, starting in the 2008 campaign, but accelerating last year.  Obama made the exact same argument  — and veto threat, too — just before caving in December 2010 and agreeing to extend the Bush-era tax rates.

The threat is as empty as the rhetoric.  Let’s say for argument’s sake that the House and Senate passed a bill that accomplished significant deficit reduction through entitlement reform without Obama’s John Edwards-like Two Americas tax policy.  Does anyone believe that Obama would veto a bill backed by both a Republican House and a Democratic Senate?  Would Obama really want to make himself look like the least bipartisan political leader in Washington DC?  There isn’t a chance in Hades that he would veto such a bill, even though getting such a bill to the White House would have almost as small a chance in the first place.

With even his own party insisting that they’re not going to bite on more spending and higher taxes, Obama’s already starting to isolate himself on economic policy.  He issued this warning in a sad attempt to impress a few people on the Left with his “leadership,” but issuing empty threats isn’t real leadership.  It’s an expression of political impotence.

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2 Responses to "Obama job approval rating"

Preach it sister.

Blessings on you and yours
John Wilder

Nice post. I learn something more challenging on different blogs everyday. It will always be stimulating to read content from you. Thanks for sharing.

Best regards Alex

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