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Armadebtdon 2011 - Republicans Think Obama Is Obsessed

by John P. Reisman last modified Aug 23, 2012 08:13 PM
(EDITORIAL NOTE) Republicans replace the word "rich" with "job creator" and refuse to work with Barack Obama on the debt crisis because he's obsessed with raising taxes.

Editors Note: What is completely unsurprising is the continued use of coordinated keyword usage. All repeat the same keywords like parrots to construct their 'appeal to emotion arguments' to trick the American public into thinking that what they are arguing for (by inferred implication) would be of benefit to ALL Americans.

Don't be fooled by this rhetoric. They are trying to protect their ability to keep tax cuts given during the Bush administration. There is nothing complicated about it. They want to pay less, while the rest of the country needs to pay more to keep our government functioning, to provide services for schools, fire departments, police departments, utilities, etc. They want to keep their tax breaks at everyone else's expense.

A Note About Who Is Responsible

No one is saying government is as efficient as it likely could be in its spending or cost to benefit ratios. Certainly it is most likely that this can all be done better and more efficiently. But that is a different argument.

The Fox News machine would like you to believe that this is all President Obama's fault. Keep in mind that even though both sides of the aisle share in the fortunes of special interest campaigns and a generally corrupted campaign system that is highly infiltrated by corporate funding, the building of our current debt load falls almost entirely in the lap of President George W. Bush.

President Obama, did actually inherit the mess made in the previous presidency, and due to the interest loading and inertia of the debt, it will be very difficult to reverse the course. He's got a tough job ahead and the Republicans are not interested in helping. Their stated goal is to make sure he is a one term President. If you interpret what that means in 'political terms', the Republicans are willing to sacrifice and further risk our economy to make sure President Obama does not win again in the next election. Unfortunately, to make him look bad, they have to put the entire country, and its economy, at risk by not allowing President Obama to fix anything, not cooperating, and basically not being smart in the context of helping.

The CP's perspective is that the system has many corrupt aspects now, and a good overhaul is in order. But sacrificing American prosperity and the common good to make the Republicans look better in the next election cycle is not only irresponsible, it is dangerous. The Republicans are apparently not smart enough to see that they are playing with our lives and livelihoods; or they simply don't care.

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