Our President sent me an email today (click here for the complete message) that contained this claim:
"Because Republicans in Congress refused to compromise to close tax loopholes for the wealthiest Americans, hundreds of thousands of Americans will lose their jobs or see their paycheck reduced, and middle class families will be hurt. Congress must join the President now to replace these cuts with a balanced approach that reduces our deficit while also making smart investments in areas that help our economy grow."
This is desperate messaging.
Republicans just gave Mr. Obama over $600 billion in new taxes on the wealthiest Americans on January 3, 2013 without Mr. Obama's agreement to cut spending one penny. That Mr. Obama now paints Republicans as uncompromising and paints his insistence on even more tax revenue as "balanced" is farcical in its presumption.
Continuing to promote government "investment" using the premise of economic growth when we have seen four years of nothing but government losses on almost every "stimulus" subsidy, and complete stagnation of national economic growth is laughable.
Even Mr. Obama's most ardent and dependent supporters must be privately asking themselves what he is smoking.
Isn't it time for the main stream press to pop this balloon?
Regards, Pete Weldon