Thursday, November 29, 2012

#My2K and Obama (Video)

Obama wants Americans to tweet.

It is amazing that the president of the United States is asking citizens to go on Twitter and Facebook. He's promoting a hashtag!

That's part of his plan.

Stunningly lame.

Here's video:


OBAMA: So today, I'm asking Congress to listen to the people who sent us here to serve. I'm asking Americans all across the country to make your voice heard. Tell members of Congress what a $2,000 tax hike would mean to you. Call your members of Congress, write them an email, post it on their Facebook walls. You can tweet it using the hashtag 'My2K.'
Is Obama really such a dunce when it comes to the economy?

Why doesn't he tell Americans the truth?

Obama's plan to tax the "rich" would be effective, but not for long.

How long?


President Barack Obama has proposed raising taxes on the rich to put America's fiscal house in order, but critics say federal spending is so massive that the wealthy don't have enough money to cover the nation's unprecedented debt.

In an interview with MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell, Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) said President Barack Obama's plan to raise taxes on the wealthy would only generate enough revenue to fund the federal government for eight days.

"The president’s plan to increase taxes on the upper two percent covers the spending by this federal government not for eight years, not for eight months, not for eight weeks but for eight days. Eight days only," said Mr. Price. "It’s not a real solution. So, again, I’m puzzled by an administration that seems to be more interested in raising tax rates than in gaining economic vitality."

The problem is that the rich don't have enough money to put so much as a dent in America's $16 trillion national debt. "If the IRS grabbed 100 percent of income over $1 million, the take would be just $616 billion," writes John Stossel. "That’s only a third of this year’s deficit. Our national debt would continue to explode."

Still, Mr. Obama's supporters persist in proposing tax hikes on the wealthy.
This is all so depressing.

Obama is selling a plan that would solve our problems for just EIGHT DAYS?

Good grief.

We're witnessing the country commit suicide. Obama is overseeing its self destruction.

I certainly don't trust Obama to be responsible.

I no longer trust the majority of the American people to behave responsibly. Most will mooch. Why bother working?

Taxing the "rich" isn't a solution at all, but Obama wants us to tell our representatives in Congress to do it anyway.

What leadership!

Happy tweeting!


Harvey Finkelstein said...

Community organizer.

Dave said...

#justtakemeoverthecliff #ownitdems

ALH said...


gal_on_the_deck said...

First of all, The "You didn't build that comment" was taken out of context and the meaning twisted and spread all over the US in the Romney campaign. Most citizens realize this except those with their heads in the sand.

Secondly, The Obama #My2K initiative to get the message out is a brilliant way to use our networking technology to get a message out. The Obama campaign was exceptionally good at using effective networking of all types during the campaign. Romney's campaign failed at this and in many other ways as well. So much for the idea that Romany is such a good businessman. Any successful business owner will tell you that effective marketing is an important part of creating a successful business and Romney and his campaign failed at this.

Thirdly, By all historical records for the past century or so and also from non partisan research results, there is no proof that keeping lower taxes for the wealthy provides any substantial stimulation to our economy and neither does the "trickle down effect" that the Republicans are pushing for. Fact check it - it is out there!!!!! Obama's concept, taken from a consensus from the research and advice of numerous economists and non partisan research groups show that growth of our economy is built from the middle class out, NOT from the top down - mostly from small businesses and the ability of the middle class to do commerce - trade, buy and sell. Just take a look at what the Bush tax cuts did for the wealthy in the past decade. A few became exponentially more wealthy (top 1%) while the middle class incomes remained the stagnant.

Fourthy, Obama won the popular vote and the electoral vote by large margins, larger than Republicans ever thought would happen. Obama was un-wavered in his campaign stand on increasing taxes for those earning over $250,000. The majority of American STILL want this to happen. Obama's request to Congress to pass his proposal to keep the under $250,000 income earners taxes as they are now is fair and - both side agree ALREADY that those taxes should not increase. His proposal also provides an "out" for the Republicans not to have to break the Norquist Pledge that most of them signed and it also provides for more time for both sides to work out a comprehensive package for deficit reduction in 2013. The Republicans are digging their own grave in public popularity, respect and believably by procrastinating on doing this before the Fiscal Cliff. ALL taxes will go up after Dec 31 and the Republicans will look like fools which will most definitely hurt them even more for the health of their party in the future.

Harvey Finkelstein said...

Meanwhile we are in a near-depression.

So, what's your point? Rationalizing the madness solves nothing. People are hurting, badly, and all we get is political diatribe and finger pointing.