That Koolaid is very powerful, making otherwise reasonable people blind and stupid...
There's a pretty simple republican position on all this.. they realize that raising taxes without cuts in SPENDING is not a real solution... they'd like a REAL solution, Obama simply wants to send a message that he can stick it to the evil rich.
That's lost on you?
You liberals can't help but see Obama as the all powerful wizard... you need to pull back that curtain.
So Lance, here's a compromise on cutting spending, without raising taxes.
How about if the TEA party welfare states start paying their fair share. As a fellow Californian, I'm sure you're aware that many of the red states get way more money back from Wash. than they send. Our state, California, only gets $.78 back for every dollar we send, Conn.; .69, New York; .79, Colorado; .81, and Mass.; .82
On the other side, the red states are a different story. New Mexico; $2.03, Miss.; $2.02, La.; $1.75, Alaska; $1.84,
Kentucky, (Mitch McConnel's state); $1.51, Alabama; $1.53, Arkansas; $1.41.
If the tea bagger congressmembers are serious about cutting spending, they should start at home.
Lance, you and I can not afford to carry these modern "welfare queens" anymore.