|"They All Hate Me, Mommy... They All Hate Me!"|
Do you remember when Obama was the bad guy who wanted to push through his socialist agenda with his redistribution of wealth idea? You know, that whole "slavery for white people," thing, which doubles as "reparations" for his fellow African-descended-Negroes in America, otherwise known as closet Marxism? Yeah, remember that shit? Oh how much difference a couple years, a great recession, and a mid-term election referendum make for Teapublicans.
Hell, they even have Donald Trump talking job creation...
Well yesterday, bold and courageous Rep. Paul Ryan (R), held a townhall meeting back in his Wisconsin district (from what I heard Facebook wasn't available). He was asked a particular question which involved a suggested tax hike for the rich, or people with an annual income of $250,000 or more. You know, that same bad idea my beloved president had and campaigned on back in 2008? Yeah, I'm sure you remember now; the Tea Party fought it.
A central piece of Obama's deficit reduction plan calls for raising taxes on annual income above $250,000. Though tax hikes are generally thought to be unpopular, both a Washington Post/ABC News poll and a McClatchy-Marist survey found that a majority of Americans supported that proposal. What's more, even a majority of Republicans in the Washington Post/ABC News poll said they favored raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans.Well anywhichaways, mister bold and courageous yet slightly radical budget proposer Paul Ryan, was met by boos from members of his own constituency (most of whom were republicans) who balked at his idea that teh wealthy needing tax cuts so as to spark job creation and economic growth; yeah, that trickle down crap that never happens. Uh huh, looks like some Republicans are waking and smelling the turds that has long speweth from the mouteth of the ideologically bankrupt Republican party elected officials and enablers.
In addition, both polls found Americans overwhelmingly opposed to a deficit reduction plan pushed by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) that would ultimately privatize Medicare, the federal healthcare program for the elderly. Taken together, those findings show that in the looming deficit debate, Obama may hold an edge in public opinion.
The Washington Post/ABC News survey asked American adults whether they supported or opposed a list of proposals to reduce the deficit. Seventy-two percent of all respondents said they supported raising taxes on annual income over $250,000, including 54% of respondents who said they "strongly" supported that position. Democrats were most supportive of that proposal (91%), but so too were a majority of independents (68%) and Republicans (54%.) (source)
Check it out via MSNBC's The Ed Show:
Yep, shared sacrifice, bitches!
Hopefully Democrats realize the political capital they have with this issue; utilize it, and act in the interest of "we the people"; and no, that doesn't mean compromising Democratic/Progressive principles. It's time to do something bold and courageous, like remembering the working poor as opposed to corporate oligarchs when it comes to legislative public policy for a damn change. Yep, put that in your pipe and smoke it, Paul Ryan, you bold man you.