The GOP has offered plan after plan, and the White House has rejected all of them. Obama, and the Senate Democrats, will not accept any economic plan that includes spending cuts, and does not raise taxes for Americans all the way down to those making at least $250,000 per year. Basically, the democrats are telling the republicans, "Either, you offer a plan that is everything we want, and nothing you want, or we go over the fiscal cliff." Then, on queue, the liberal media is blaming the republicans, claiming it is the GOP that is blocking a fiscal cliff deal.
President Barack Obama is playing the voters like a fiddle, nailing down the "blame republicans" strategy by claiming to cut short his vacation so that he can try to convince the congressional republicans to stop standing in the way of a resolution in the U.S. Congress - and of course they are saying the GOP is doing it only to protect their rich friends from being taxed.
Essentially, Obama and the democrats are saying, "Soak the rich and let us keep spending a lot of taxpayer money, and be to blame. Or refuse to soak the rich and refuse to let us keep spending a lot of taxpayer money, which will result in the expiration of the Bush tax rates, then the taxes go up on everyone, the military gets slashed, and you still get blamed. Take a pick, republicans."
By the way, if the GOP thinks there is any way out of getting blamed, remember that the media and the education system are completely ruled by the liberal left, so not only will the voters think it was the GOP's fault, but so will history.
The democrats are indicating they also plan to shift their focus to the Senate for a deal - except all money bills have to originate in the House of Representatives as per Article I, Section 7 of the United States Constitution. In other words, a fiscal cliff deal originating in the Senate would be unconstitutional.
Not that the democrats give a damn about the Constitution.
The problem is that the spineless republicans have bought into the propaganda being put forth by the liberals that they are damaging the "fragile" economy, and that spending cuts and cutting taxes across the board will be damaging.
Call me crazy, but how about the republicans stand on conservative principles? Why not stand firm on what you believe? At least you will go down being true to yourselves, and this nation. . .
History has shown time and time again that heavy spending, massive and numerous government programs, and high taxes destroy nations. Economies cannot sustain themselves when faced with what the democrats are offering. In the end, the currency deflates, and the spending becomes unsustainable.
Nations die under liberal policies.
Greece is a grand example.
And death is coming because of lies, and games, because the democrats don't care about any recovery, or economic growth. They care about their ideology, their power, destroying the Republican Party, and going down in history as the ones that finally made America a socialist nation.
The lives they are destroying, the futures they are discarding, and the nation they are dooming means nothing to them.
-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary