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Sunday, December 02, 2012

Republican Disbelief and the Fiscal Cliff

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out how the Republicans are embedded in trench political bitterness. 

Republicans are, surprisingly, in denial about their unexpected, and unanticipated losses during the Presidential 2012 election. 

GOP losses in the Senate and House, as well as their deflated aspirations to win the White House, were remarkable. Nonetheless, the Republicans, somehow, don't "get it".

Now, it's as though the GOP seeks revenge on the middle class voters who re-elected President Obama.  Republicans in the US House of Representatives, led by John Boehner, are blocking the passage of President Obama's tax proposals to increase Treasury revenues by raising tax rates on the rich, super rich and ultra rick people.  Of course, Boehner and others oppose this plan, because, truth be told, the income group targeted for the tax increases likely includes "them".

John Boehner Dismisses the Obama Tax Plan- as reported in Politico.com, is "quixotic":

In the past, Boehner labeled the plan to increase taxes on people or businesses earning more than $250,000 a year “quixotic”.  Well, sure, he could have used profanity, but elected, instead, a rather weird, albeit, romanticized word: 
"quixotic - extravagantly chivalrous or romantic; visionary, ie impractical, or impracticable."  (It's a creative euphemism to say "xx&*$#___it!".)

It's time for President Obama and the Democrats to support their "quixotic" tax plan.  It's certainly chivalrous to ask the rich to pay more of their income in taxes. They should just do it, because the American people elecled President Obama who supports this proposal.

Nevertheless, Republicans are still mystified as to how they lost a Presidential election when they were delusional enough to believe they would win.  

Now, Republicans in the US House of Representatives, led by  John Boehner, are taking revenge on the middle class who worked hard to keep GOP Governor Romney from taking control of the White House.  They want to force the fiscal cliff, just because they can. Although Republicans are the minority party, they still marginally control votes in the House of Representatives, where they appear willing to block any plan to avoid the consequences of the "fiscal cliff".  (The "fiscal cliff" is a term used describe a bundle of momentous U.S. federal tax increases and spending cuts that are due to take effect at the end of 2012 and early 2013. In total, the measures are set to automatically slash the federal budget deficit by $503 billion between FY 2012 and FY 2013.)

Republicans must wake up to the reality of having lost in the 2012 election and thereby avoid a "fiscal cliff".  Americans don't want any more obstructionism.  

If Boehner and the Republicans don't recognize the election reality, and resolve this impasse, they risk the same voter momentum that overtook and surprised them this past November. 

Middle class voters are now empowered to return in two years, in 2014, with their realized political power, to oust the obstructionists who are acting in disbelief about their election losses.

Republicans mist get over their election loss disbelief. Otherwise, they risk becoming politically irrelevant. Worse, the fiscal cliff they appear headed for will be symbolic of their own political demise.  

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