Tuesday afternoon, Obama said, "To get there, I believe we need a balanced approach. We need to take on spending in domestic programs, in defense programs, in entitlement programs, and we need to take on spending in the tax code, spending on certain tax breaks and deductions for the wealthiest of Americans. This will require both parties to get out of our comfort zones and both parties to agree on real compromise."
Spending in the tax code? Obama believes that the tax code imposed on US is government spending! Moreover, as Rush stated yesterday, "Why is it after Obama and the Democrats spend all this money, after they run up all this debt, after they have put us in generational debt, why does he get to pretend to have anything to do with fiscal responsibility? He is the culprit."
Furthermore, why must revenue increases accompany slashes in spending, when the latter is supposedly the immediate goal? Because guys like Geithner and Obama are causing another Cloward-Piven moment and scaring people into thinking we're doomed if the budget deals don't go their way? Because they've run the debt up so high with their policies, their programs, that there's no theoretical way of paying for them besides hiking taxes?
Republicans need to take this advice...
...and not begin to cave, as it appears Kyl and Cantor are, even if they are viewed as 'modest concessions'. The historical November midterms had absolutely NOTHING to do with TAX HIKES, quite the opposite! We didn't vote for Obama's balanced approach to further sink the ship; we voted for a complete turnaround. And as Rush says, "Republicans, you can make Obama cave!"