Obama’s Tax-Cut Fiasco in 200 Words or Less
Everyone knows what became of President Obama’s plan to end the Bush-era tax cuts for the rich. It was derailed by President Obama. Not cynically, mind you, but as a desperate attempt to compromise with the newly empowered right-wing partisans who have convinced everyone (including the president) that they already rule the roost.
Everyone also knows that the right-wing partisans want to cut the federal deficit. They spew fire when they think about their grandchildren paying off our gargantuan debt, probably as indentured servants of the Chinese, half a century from now.
So how do they respond when President Obama asks, “Who will help me cut the deficit?”
“NOT US! We’d really prefer to help our rich friends maintain their obscene wealth gap over the clueless masses who voted us into office.”
“OK… whatever,” said the president. And his own party commenced to feast on his bones.
Amid the countless thousands of words penned in response to the great tax-cut debate, this is all you really need to know: those who attempt to govern from the middle of the road too often become roadkill.
We moderates need to work on rewriting this sorry script.