Thursday, December 6, 2012

Now That The Election Is
Safely Over, Howard Dean
Gets Around To Admitting
What Anybody With 
Two Functioning Brain Cells
Already Knew: 

Yes, EVERYBODY In America Is Going To Have To Pay More Taxes.  Not Just 'The Rich'.
HOWARD DEAN: The only problem is -- and this is initially going to seem like heresy from a progressive is -- the truth is everybody needs to pay more taxes, not just the rich. And it's a good start. But we're not going to get out of this deficit problem unless we raise taxes across the board, to go back to what Bill Clinton had and his taxes. And if we don't do that, the problem is the pressure is going to be on spending even more.
Now I could lay down some snark here, do a whole "Oh hey, had Dean transmitted this to Comrade Obama yet?" routine but nah........there's no point.  Obama already knows.  He's known all along. 

He just got re-elected while BS'ing the entire country that only that super-rich 2% was gonna feel any pain from this.  Conservatives have been pointing out for 4 years now there's no way you fix the deficit problem by just jacking up the tax rates on this 1%, 2% or whatever the f*ck % they change it to tomorrow.  EVERYBODY is going to have to pay more.  

In case anybody forgot, or never knew this in the first place, here's how much new tax revenue will be generated if Obama gets his tax hike on that 2%: 

Yep, that's some real problem-solver you got there.  

Look, January will be Year Five of The Age of Barack.  We're LONG PAST any cosmetic, just- play-to-the-base  class warfare BS maneuvers like this.  Obama is the freaking President.  His job is to DEAL with the problems.  Yet he's still doing the same crap he was doing 2 years ago.  

Any REAL plan would have specific spending cuts in it and it would outline how entitlements will be reformed.  Obama's fiscal cliff plan has neither.  All it has is an absurd targeted tax hike that amounts to a rounding error when dealing with the real crisis.  

Democrats don't even want to vote on Obama's fiscal cliff plan because they know how unserious it is.  What this country needs now is real leadership to deal with real problems it faces. 

When Obama wants to put out a real plan that actually deals with the deficit problem, Republicans will work with him on it.  

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