What are the democrat’s goals in the debt ceiling legislation? We the people can’t be sure because these talks are anything but transparent, but we can hazard a guess or two. First, it is obvious that a tax increase on everyone making 250,000 dollars or more is one goal as they keep insisting on that.
The economy has nothing to do with that goal; it is one of the president’s campaign promises. He said he was going to bring us hope and change and tax the rich to pay for it. There are people in the democratic party who want to take what the “Rich” have and distribute it to the poor, who I presume are all democrats. Like the health care legislation, it has nothing to do with the economy, and everything to do with their political agenda.
They have spent more money than all of the previous administrations in the nations history combined, so despite the pious speeches about cutting spending we the people suspect that cutting spending is not one of the Democratic Party’s goals.
One goal has to be political positioning for the 2012 presidential elections. The democrats have a terrible economy, despite all of the tax payer money they have thrown at it, so it is going to be really difficult to run on their record.
At the moment they have a wonderful opportunity to make the republicans look bad. They have painted the republicans as the bad guys in these negotiations, even though the republicans have worked hard to do what they promised they would do. The democrats stand completely detached from efforts to find ways to reduce spending and reduce our debt, and simply throw stones at the republicans and make pious speeches about cutting spending. Harry Reid the leader of the senate has refused to even allow debate on the republican’s latest effort.
The republicans are in an impossible situation; they are the only people who have any kind of workable solution, but they can’t pass it without the full co-operation of the democrats; who instead of working in good faith to solve our nation’s problems are using the opportunity to make political hay.
Yesterday I came down hard on both parties but the truth is we are stuck with those two parties. Whatever gets done in our government has to be done by the people in these two parties. That is the way it is.
The way I see it the best hope of returning our nation to what it always has been is to change the composition of our government. We are going to have to get rid of more democrats and those republicans whose courage turns to jello when the chips are down.