The latest political controversy in Washington is whether Republicans will be able to defund Obama-scare in the budget process.
It surprises no one that President Obama, Senator Reid, Representative Pelosi, and Obama’s Democrat minions, are using their dirtiest tricks to counter the Republicans though NOT by bragging up Obama-scare! Nope. Instead of discussing what they see as the merits of the health plan, Democrats instead are lambasting Republicans and the 53% of Americans who do NOT support the program!
It’s a shame that Democrats don’t have enough respect for American taxpayers to try to logically explain their position. It’s a shame that Democrats would rather use cheap shots and impugn the integrity of Republicans. It’s a shame that the media — CBS, ABC, MSNBC, NBC……..well, you know the ones — won’t report the facts; but, rather choose to play politics and follow the Democrats’ party line.
But, even worse is that Republicans are accused of trying to shut down the government, “just” to get their way over Obama-scare. Democrats claim that Republicans refuse to work with them. Democrats claim that anyone who opposes Obama-scare just doesn’t understand the facts!
So, let’s look at the some of these “facts” .
1. Obama claims that implementing Obama-scare won’t raise our premiums nor our taxes.
Even a child knows that he might have enough allowance to buy himself a popsickle…and, maybe one for a friend. But, that child also knows that the same allowance will NOT buy popsickles for all the kids in his entire city.
In the same way, adding health benefits for MORE people, and not requiring them all to pay their “fair share” can NEVER decrease costs! Plus, the increase in IRS people being hired is going to be a huge burden on those Americans who actually pay taxes.
2. Obama accuses Republicans of playing hostage with the budget and……..calls them dirty names.
Actually, the Senate is supposed to present a budget on a regular basis and they HAVE NOT PRESENTED A BUDGET FOR YEARS! The Continuing Resolutions have been necessary because the Senate, CONTROLLED BY DEMOCRATS, has NOT fulfilled their legislative duty.
3. Obama accuses Republicans of not acting in good faith because they won’t fall in line with what he wants!
Republicans have a different view of issues. That is why there are two parties, of course. Why should Republicans be called dastardly names because they are standing firm to their own principles and also with what the majority of Americans seem to want?
4. Obama accuses the Republicans of wanting to “shut down the government” because they won’t agree to his demands.
Actually, the Republican House has presented a financial worksheet that includes expenditures for EVERYTHING, BUT OBAMA-SCARE!
THEY DO NOT WANT TO SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT. THEY WANT TO DEFUND OBAMA-SCARE………..and, their bill does just that!
5. Obama claims that the Republicans are unreasonable because they are holding fast to their opposition to Obama-scare.
In fact, Obama is being unreasonable. The budget has always been a negotiated document. There is nothing new in any party just insisting that the budget be a compromise and NOT just a document for the President to rubber stamp. Obama is the one who has publicly stated he is not willing to negotiate with Republicans. So, he is the one actually trying to shut down the government.
Obama’s latest accusations and campaign style rhetoric are NOT helpful in bringing the two sides together. Far from being a President who unifies the country, or even the Congress, he is the President who has divided us from our friends and neighbors by promising free benefits to his political friends and making his political opponents pay the bill. He has divided Americans by promoting a purported racial divide among us when most Americans simply want the freedom to pursue their own view of Life and Liberty. And, now, he is willing to shut down the government just to “get his way”. And, if Americans suffer due to a shut down, he’ll fall back to the typical, dirty tricks that he has always used……..he’ll blame the Republicans!
What a dirty shame!