How to give Obama what he wants

By Tom Quiner

Today, President Obama wants higher taxes (and more) to fix America’s broken economy.

Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell: "Let the president have his vote."

Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell: “Let the president have his vote.”

Mr. Obama wants higher taxes on America’s small business owners who earn more than $250,000 per year.

He believes siphoning money from these super producers and giving it to the federal government will produce more jobs.

He wants more.

The president wants another $50 billion in stimulus spending. Even though his previous stimulus spending failed to stimulate the economy, he believes that another $50 billion will help reduce our $15 Trillion debt, $5 Trillion of which was added on his watch in four short years.

He wants more.

He wants the power to raise our nation’s debt ceiling by simply snapping his fingers, removing another Constitutional power from the Congress.

There is a simple way to give the president what he wants: put it to a vote.

That is the suggestion of Minority Senate Leader, Mitch McConnell.

I know, I know, you’re saying that the House would never vote for this boondoggle. Why should the Senate go through the effort? But imagine the pressure the president and his party could put on those recalcitrant House Republicans if Senate Democrats passed the president’s plan.

Nothing can stop them from doing so. They have the votes.

Nothing can stop them, except for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid who refuses to allow it to be voted on.

Why? Because he knows not even Democrats would pass it.

Keep in mind, not a single Democrat in either house voted for the president’s budget.

Not a one.

The president is still playing politics.

We need serious leadership. Instead, Barack Obama is proposing solutions his own party won’t even support.

Why is he doing this? He’s out to break the Republicans. He knows the media has his back. It is absolutely critical to the success of the president’s PR gambit that the Senate does NOT vote on his proposals.

If they do, even clueless liberal voters would realize that the emperor has no clothes.


  1. Bob Vance on December 6, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Obama has the advantage. Republicans are damned if they do and damned if they don’t. Either Obama gets what he wants now or we go over the fiscal cliff and he can blame Republicans. Either way sets us up to take heavy casualties in 2014.

    • quinersdiner on December 6, 2012 at 10:48 am

      I’m afraid you may be right. What do you think the Republicans should do to win the PR battle?

  2. Bob Vance on December 6, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    I think the first thing we need to do is shut off Fox News. They make terrible fact checkers and pollsters. Fox News had us ahead in the polls and were predicting a land slide victory for Romney.

    Too many sit on the sidelines politically isolated from most of the world and surrounded by only those who hold the same views, when we should be on the frontline fighting for what we believe in and getting word out to all – not just a small group who already agrees with us.

    Bottom line is we need someone who can stand up and unite Republicans AND not piss off everyone else.

    • quinersdiner on December 6, 2012 at 4:05 pm

      Who do you think that is?

      • Bob Vance on December 6, 2012 at 4:31 pm

        There are alot of young rising-star Republicans out there. Hopefully one will surpass all the others. I like Marco Rubio, but who can say at this point in time.

        • quinersdiner on December 6, 2012 at 4:40 pm

          I like him, too. He has real star power.

  3. Mark on January 21, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Be as innocent as doves and clever as snakes. We need to have people in government who have the guts to do the right thing no matter the cost. It’s a given that the mainstream media will portray conservatives in a bad light-they’ll do that no matter what -let’s just get on with a “holy boldness” and faith that the God above holds the key to success. There are only a few politicians who have the courage of their convictions to stand firmly on principle, and they are our hope. The Republican party leadership misreads the real lessons from this past election-it wasn’t that the party wasn’t “moderate” enough, it’s that it lacked the courage to stand on sound and solid values. People are looking for leaders with sound values and convictions, not wishy washy.