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