I am always amazed at the Republican view of the same political situations that I view. Republicans want to cut taxes, eliminate earmarks, reduce the size of government, create jobs, and reduce the size of the deficit while balancing the budget at the same time. Republicans remind me of every politician that is running for office - promise them everything, but have a memory lapse once you get in office. What Republicans don't understand is that you can't do all of the above at the 'same time'!
There is reality and there is something south of reality. Reality - George Bush and a Republican led Congress oversaw the increases to the deficit over an eight year period. Bush introduced tax cuts that were not included in a balanced budget. There were military expenditures for two wars that were never included in a balanced budget. This is an issue that never gained the scrutiny of the present majority scheduled to regain control Congress as it did four years ago when Bush was your President.
Republicans are demanding that Boehner give them those same tax cuts that cost all of America a few trillion dollars over the length of it's existence. They want to rollback most, if not all, of the advances made under Obama because he is spending too much money! Did it every occur to Republicans that George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States, spent more of our money over eight years than any other President (http://mercatus.org/publication/spending-under-president-george-w-bush?id=26426). If Republicans really want to know the facts, I suggest that they review the previous administration's conduct in earnest.
The recession didn't start with Obama. Obama didn't start two wars with no thought of how to pay for them. Obama didn't write tax loopholes that allowed big businesses to out-source American jobs and receive tax refunds for doing so. When you call Verizon to get your phone fixed, someone in the Philippines takes your complaint - how is that helping preserve American jobs? Most of the Fortune 500 businesses listed are out-sourcing the jobs that we saw leave America under Bush. Where is the logic in condoning this?
What Obama did do was stop the job loss hemorrhaging that was costing America, at its height, seven hundred thousand jobs per month. Obama stopped Wall Street from vandalizing the economy of America by instituting reform on Wall Street and cutting 1.3 trillion off of the deficit. Of course, you Republicans don't want to consider that Obama brought a stop to the recession, to do so would admit that he was working for America.
The lot of you Republicans have not the sense to recall the Bush era and the cost to America that his spending policies created - they think that Obama did all of these terrible things that they are complaining of. By voting to limit Obama’s ability to put America back on its feet economically, you do yourself and America an injustice.
In two years we will be right back where we were because Republicans have not the sense that God gave a four-legged animal, and they will deserve everything that they asked for!
In a democracy, silence is not golden; it is condonance in the face of injustices; it is fear, where the thought of reprisal fosters control – Rodney A. Davis