After the much anticipated defeat of the democrats in the House of Representatives, President Obama says that he wants to “figure out how we can move forward together.”
At a White House news conference, the president said that when Congress returns, “my goal is to make sure we don’t have a huge spike in taxes for middle class families.” He made no mention of his campaign-long insistence that tax cuts be permitted to expire on upper-income families, a position he said would avoid swelling the deficit but put him in conflict with Republicans.
He also virtually abandoned his legislation â€” hopelessly stalled in the Senate â€” featuring economic incentives to reduce carbon emissions from power plants, vehicles and other sources.
“I’m going to be looking for other means of addressing this problem,” he said. “Cap and trade was just one way of skinning the cat,” he said, strongly implying there will be others.
The president opened his post-election news conference by saying voters who felt frustrated by the sluggish pace of economic recovery had dictated the Republican takeover in the House.
The president said he was eager to sit down with the leaders of both political parties “and figure out how we can move forward together.”
“I think people started looking at all this, and it felt as if government was getting much more intrusive into people’s lives than they were accustomed to,” he conceded.
Like President Bush before him, President Obama now intends to cooperate with the opposing party in Congress and cross the aisle. Mr. Obama wants to compromise on things like tax cuts, and carbon emission taxes and government’s intrusion into people’s lives.
How about this: We don’t want to compromise.
It may sound close minded, but it’s true.
How should the American people compromise on taxes? Should we only raise them a little bit? How about not at all. In fact, instead of raising taxes, let’s start talking about cutting behemoth government spending programs and not just cutting taxes, but completely eliminating them. Want to compromise? Then the discussion should start with tax elimination, not extending already existing tax reductions put in place by President Bush.
What about carbon emissions? The science behind the neo-environmentalist movement is bunk. The policies the President supports are not designed to improve the environment – only to increase government revenues. Nope, we’re not going to compromise on that one either. If you want to save the environment here’s an idea – offer tax elimination for businesses that engage in the development of alternative energy, and promote individual energy self sufficiency in the home by eliminating sales taxes and regulation on developing personal alternative energy systems that individuals can install and maintain themselves – so they don’t have to be dependent on heavily regulated enterprises like oil, water and electric utilities. Mandates only anger people. Why not let people take the steps themselves to improve the environment by offering them personal benefits for doing so, rather than putting a gun to their head?
Government Intrusion into our lives? Forcing each individual American to buy health insurance by mandate is not something Americans want to compromise on. This should have been evident when almost 10 out of 10 phone calls to Washington when health care legislation was being passed were in opposition. Obviously, Washington didn’t listen. We didn’t hear anyone talking about compromise then.
We also didn’t hear anyone talking about compromise when tens of thousands of Americans called their representatives to oppose the GM, AIG and bank bail outs. No one compromised with the American people – not democrats, not republicans. They just did what they wanted and enslaved current and future generations to the tune of trillions. This is what happens when republicans and democrats “cross the aisle” and compromise.
No, Mr. President, the American people aren’t looking for compromise. The policy of compromise doesn’t work – not in today’s America.
You see, when it comes to government intrusion into the lives of individual Americans through legislative mandates, it runs counter to the principles set forth in our founding document, The Constitution for the United States of America. Even though the education system in America has tried to dumb down the populace, at least some of them are waking up. And yesterday, a lot of them came out to vote. But many didn’t come out to vote for republicans – they came out to vote against democrats. Their motivation was not to see the Republican Party takeover Congress again. They just wanted to stop the out of control train that was a democrat Congress.
Every law passed in Congress seems to further deteriorate our individual liberties as free men (and women) of the United States. That republicans now control at least one side of the bicameral Congress is a good thing, but only because it will (hopefully) grid-lock any future legislation.
Because if there’s one thing we don’t need in America right now, it’s more laws.
The only thing the American people need right now is for legislation to be repealed and for the corruption in Washington and on Wall Street to be addressed. That’s not going to happen under President Obama’s watch, and it wouldn’t happen even if republicans controlled a super majority of both houses, because as we’ve said before, republican and democrat policies are two heads of the same snake. Over the last century, BOTH parties have been responsible for legislative actions that have run counter to The Constitution.
The problem with Washington is that corruption runs rampant and politicians are completely disconnected from the reality on the ground. How can the American people compromise with those who are concerned only with enriching themselves to the detriment of the rest of the populace?
Call us crazy, but we’re not interested in compromising the principles of individual liberty with the economic, political and philosophical policies of socialists, fascists and communists.
What it all boils down to is that you’re either for tyranny, or you’re for liberty:
Diagram Source: Illusion of Opposites
Compromise between these two philosophies is simply not possible.
NEW DRINKING GAME!!!
when ever a politician on TV says “listen to the American people”. take drink. you’ll be drunk inside of 5 minutes – prolly for the those of you who don’t want to face reality. All of these schmucks are cut from the same pile of crap.
It is amazing that he (says) that he is willing to compromise now that he doesn’t have “total” control.Â
Frankly…… thereÂ are just some things I’m not willing to compromise on. Â
I don’t ride the bus & I’ve never gone in the ditch.Â If I was to ride the long (vice short) bus, I would sit in the back, not too far from the exit with my helmet on/visor down.Â
Your right, most of what Congress does has nothing to do with the Constitution.Â You can tell the difference by the type of law.
If it is a House Bill, it is a law from the general government established under the Constitution.Â They start with HB.
If it is a resolution, it is administrative law for the corporation United States.Â They start with HR.Â
A Bill is public law, whereas a Resolution is private law.
You must learn to make your own resolutions and ignore those who would resolve for you.
obamaÂ says heÂ finally sees the economicÂ Â facts brought to him by theÂ close election victories wrought by our mighty rightous christianÂ tea party coalitions. namely, it’s time forÂ obama and the democrats to humble up and straighten themseves out in the public eye, start praying Â and extend the bush tax cuts -especialy for the wealthy american entrepreneursÂ , mega-corporationsÂ and wall street investment banks who create all the much needed Â jobs in inda, honduras and china thus revitalizing our wonderfulÂ american capitalistic economy.
Our beloved president, Mr. Barkie Obungle, promised us change that we could believe in in order to get elected. I was watching him on the ‘Twonkie’ when he looked us right in the eye and promised us that if we would just help him to get elected president that the very first thing that he would do would be to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and bring our troops home. I wonder what we’re still doing there?
I also listened to him tell the American People that he would end tax incentives for companies that moved American jobs overseas and provide incentives for companies that would return jobs from overseas back to the United States. This obviously hasn’t happened either. I guess that we got lied to by another politician ….. AGAIN!!!
Barkie isn’t unhappy that the Dildocrats lost control of the House of Representatives; now he has the other guys to blame for his failures.
No matter who wins the election …….. the citizens of the United States always end up loosing!!!!
Well said Mac.Â Nice job.
For the last 2 years he did not know the meaning of the word “compromise”.Â And Obama still does not get it. The people are not calling for compromise now. We are calling for our nation back!Â Â We Â have been calling for 2 years when the small but loud, far left of this nation, calledÂ us names, tried to push us off to the side Â andÂ generally ignored the will of the people just because they could get away with it Â in that moment. But moments are brief and theirs is done.
Obama and the Democratic party can go to hell.Â
No compromiseÂ for theseÂ traitors and theirÂ 3rd world sociopath leader.
Right on Mac!! Our way or the rope, your choice Bam-Bam, you lying piece of garbage.Â
The very first time I heard this clown speak I knew he was bad news and thought no way were there enough dumb people in this country to vote this guy in, but he won the DNC bid, then he won the presidency, and now, even though he was refuted by a sweeping out of his party, there were still close to 45% of the population who voted for them all again!
We are still in a lot of trouble as “their” sides ideologies are the antithesis to “ours” and we are nowÂ are so far apart in mindset that one of the ideologies is going to have to be squashed and flushed down the toilet for our country to survive.
This is so comedic; this Pup is now seeing the light and now calling for compromise.
REALLY?? His he F#*!*NG kidding us? Pal; you had your chance a few months ago. Play time is over. Your ass is ours. All I can say is, grab a finger full of Vaseline, Sunshine, itâ€™s going to ease the pain. Heâ€™s about to fine out what we have been feeling like for the last couple of years.
Bush is an idiot, literally, having had a President that is dumber then a 5th grader is embarrassing.Â Obama has some brains but is so far left he should be get a mental evaluation.Â He is charming and well spoken (for the most part).Â Though I am tired of both parties taking my rights.Â My money was bad enough.Â The patriot act is so unpatriotic it’s not even funny.Â The cockpit doors are next to impossible to bust down.Â I’d rather chance being blown up then being photographed naked (hate to embarrass the person viewing my package, ha!) or felt up (think I might moan to really piss them off).Â I rather die free then live as a slave.
Comments….. Wow !, Lau~Lau… as we say here in the 50th state. Where I’ve met some who went to high-school with this bald-face lying SOB !… who as I understand it, still isn’t in the clear if he was born here or not ? Based on what I’ve seen of this guy, who at least can read a telepromter… I’d say we best pray that these so-called elected officials wake-up to the fact that many of us citizens are on to them !
Now all their is to do, is get those who work under these criminals to see the light on how they are being played, and get them invoulved in making some real changes !
Any suggestions ?
You don’t “compromise” with evil.
Barry’s attempts to bankrupt America and destroy this Republic are pure evil.
I know how we can all move forward together:Â with Obummer in
front,Â handcuffed and blindfolded,Â and the people pushing him forward with their pitchforks and torches….
Screw Mushroom:Â I just skip past his stupid posts.Â
Now we’ll see whether the Republicans do as expected – and do nothing (other than bray about “supporting the troops” and “family values”) or do something – such as get us out of Iraq and Afghanistan, repeal the Patriot Act, heaf-cayah “reform” and take steps to bring jobs back to this country instead of exporting them to Turd World countries such as India and China, for the benefit of the investor (shyster) class.Â
Watch what the president and congress do over the next two months.Â I doubt they will even slow down in the headlong plunge over the socialism cliff.Â Pay attention to the EPA and see if we don’t get all the negatives of Cap and Trade with none of the constitutionally required vote in congress.Â Watch and see what happens to the $160 billion ofÂ unspent stimulus money and see if more labor unions and special interests are not rewarded.Â Watch where the Democrats voted out go when they leave congress, I bet most of them go to work at multi-million salaries for the same special interest groups they paid off with your tax money.
What we need is for every committee in the house to start investigating the many crimes of Obama and his greedy horde.Â We need a few special prosecutors.Â Â We need to see some of these czars and administration officials perp walked on TV.
Winners dont compromise…loosers do! odumma doesnt copromise on anything…he dictates,no, we wont be wanting to compromise with you obamy,just stop you!
Gone with the wind…you got that right!