By Tom Quiner

The president is playing hardball.

He wants more taxes.

He wants more spending.

He wants Congress to cede more power to him.

If Republicans don’t capitulate, they will be crucified by the Mainstream Media. With a free publicity machine at his disposal like the MSM, the president can successfully drive a wedge through the heart of the Republican Party.

Compromise! is the cry from the Left directed toward Republicans.

Even voices from the Right wonder if that’s the thing to do stave off a worse outcome.

Before Republicans cave, let us recap how well Obamanomics is working so far.

Gas prices were $1.85 when Obama took office. Now they’re hovering around three and a half bucks.

I suppose, though, that it’s Bush’s fault.

Thirty percent of unemployed Americans have been out of work for at least a year, triple the rate when Obama came into office.

I suppose, though, that it’s Bush’s fault.

NBC News tells us that about half of ALL Americans are now low income or living in poverty.

I suppose, though, that it’s Bush’s fault.

In 2008, the Federal Reserve bought up a negligible amount of debt from the federal government. But last year, they bought up 61% of our debt to prop up our economy.

I suppose, though, that it’s Bush’s fault.

The Obama “economic recovery” has yet to break 2% GDP growth.

I suppose, though, that it’s Bush’s fault.

Barack Obama is all about blame. How many times did you hear that the cause of all our problems was Bush?

Take the infamous Bush tax cuts.

Democrats voted against it.

They railed against it.

They blamed the deficits on them.

And then, after maligning them, Obama supported them.

Today, he still supports them except for the super-productive small business owners at the top tier.

Barack Obama can damage the Republicans by blaming them once again for our woes with the full-fledged support of his parrots in the MSM.

What is best for America? Diverting more money from producers to Barack Obama?

Or is it better to stand firm and block a transfer of wealth from job creators to a man who will give it to green energy companies, like Solyndra, who will quickly squander it?

Here’s what we’re left with. Should Republicans play politics like Obama and disregard what is best for the country?

Or should they stand firm?

Should they say no to more new job-killing taxes in this stagnant economy?

Should they say no to more wasteful government spending?

Should they say no to giving Barack Obama more power over our government’s spending?

The answer is yes. They should say no.

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