Skip to main content

View Diary: We're Getting What We Wanted From The President Now: A Fight (316 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Oh and yes, I want the President to fight (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Johnny Q, aliasalias

    but what he fights for matters. When I see him standing up to Republican lies in the manner that Reich does in this speech, Obama will then have my enthusiastic support:

    The lies Reich debunks:

    1) Tax cuts to the rich and corporations trickle down to the rest of us. (No it doesn't and it never has.)

    2) If you shrink government you create jobs. (No, you get rid of jobs that way.)

    3) High taxes on the rich hurts the economy. (No, the economy grew when the US did this under Eisenhower.)

    4) Debt is to be avoided and it is mostly caused by Medicare. (No, if debt is properly used to grow the economy, it becomes a smaller part of the budget because of increased revenue and Medicare has the lowest overhead of any health insurance plan out there.)

    5) Social Security is a Ponzi scheme (No, its solid for 26 years. Social Security is solid beyond that if the rich pay the same percentage in social security taxes as the rest of us do.)

    6) We need to tax the poor. (This is what Republicans have been proposing when they say any "tax reform" needs to involve all Americans because poor people pay no income tax. The poor have no money and taxing them will not solve our budget problems.)

    Frankly, I don't expect it to happen but I'd love to be proven wrong.

    "I wish I could tell you, in the midst of all of this, that President Obama was waging the kind of fight against these draconian Republican proposals that the American people would like to see. He is not." -- Senator Bernie Sanders

    by Sagebrush Bob on Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 11:06:52 AM PDT

    [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site