Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Thank You Pres. Obama For Holding Steady on Taxes

Dear Madame L,

I read that the Republican majority in the House have come up with a counter to Pres. Obama's proposal to end the Bush tax cuts for the very rich, but Pres. Obama has rejected it.

Can you please explain?


Taxed Enough

Dear Taxed Enough,

Madame L thanks you for the question, which has inspired her to do a little more reading on the subject. As you know, Madame L does not think the so-called "Fiscal Cliff" is such a big thing, though if the idiot news-readers on the big networks and cable talk shows keep making it seem like a big thing, then it may turn out to be that.

At any rate, Rep. Boehner has presented his supposed plan, which would actually RAISE TAXES ON 80 PERCENT OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WHILE --- YES, YOU GUESSED IT --- LOWERING TAXES ON THE RICHEST AMONG US.

Madame L would like to take this opportunity to THANK PRESIDENT OBAMA for rejecting this plan. 

The White House statement on the subject: “The Republican letter released today does not meet the test of balance. In fact, it actually promises to lower rates for the wealthy and sticks the middle class with the bill. Their plan includes nothing new and provides no details on which deductions they would eliminate, which loopholes they will close or which Medicare savings they would achieve.

"Independent analysts who have looked at plans like this one have concluded that middle class taxes will have to go up to pay for lower rates for millionaires and billionaires. While the President is willing to compromise to get a significant, balanced deal and believes that compromise is readily available to Congress, he is not willing to compromise on the principles of fairness and balance that include asking the wealthiest to pay higher rates. President Obama believes – and the American people agree – that the economy works best when it is grown from the middle out, not from the top down. Until the Republicans in Congress are willing to get serious about asking the wealthiest to pay slightly higher tax rates, we won’t be able to achieve a significant, balanced approach to reduce our deficit our nation needs."

Madame L won't even try to paste here Rep. Boehner's response to this, as it is full of lying bombastic nonsense.

Yo, Boehner: Pres. Obama won the election, and the Democrats kept the Senate and increased their seats in the House, because the majority of the American people see through you now. We all see that your only goal is to block every effort the Obama administration is making on our behalf. And we're sick of it. Madame L thinks you need to be hounded out of your comfy seat in the House in 2014.

In fact, if you, Dear Taxed Enough and Other Dear and Gentle Readers, are interested in helping motivate Members of Congress to get off their comfy big fat ... seats ... and start cooperating to serve the American people, check out this petition.

Petition Background (Preamble):The United States of America once again faces a budget crisis with only until the end of the year to resolve. This petition is to send a message to our elected officials that the "business as usual" method of politics is not acceptable with this issue of great importance. This petition calls for our government to get to work - set aside politics - and solve this issue.

An expected result of the fiscal cliff, is that the economy will regress into a recession, thus costing many American's their jobs. As a consequence, this petition calls for our elected officials to have all of their compensation and medical benefits suspended for themselves and their families. This addresses the simple question, why should they get paid when they are risking countless number of American jobs due to their inaction and they are not performing the people's work?

Quite simply, No Work, No Pay. Isn't that what happens in the real world?
The actual petition:
We, the undersigned, call on President Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Majority Leader John Boehner to reach a grand bargain on the national budget and thus preventing the breaching of the fiscal cliff.

In order to motivate our elected leaders, the undersigned, call for the immediate suspension of compensation, health benefits and other sundry allowances afforded our elected leaders until which time they have come to agreement on the budget.

The suspension of compensation and health care should immediately take effect for the president, the 100 members of the senate and the 435 members of the house and their respective families.


Madame L

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