This post contains very little satire.
|John Boehner, drunk as usual.|
No one in the Democratic party wanted the cuts back then, and even Republicans like John McCain said, “I cannot in good conscience support a tax cut in which so many of the benefits go to the most fortunate among us, at the expense of middle-class Americans who most need tax relief.” The key seems to lie in the fact that the cuts were mandated to expire in the second year of Obama's presidency creating a time-bomb of damned if you do, damned of you don't, which in either case leaves Democrats holding the bag and the Republicans holding the power.
Now in order to appear to uphold their principles the Democrats are forced to push through the tax cuts for the poor and the middle class at the expense of the ever-draining government coffers. They are ensnared in what Dan Bartlett, one Bush adviser stated, “The fact that we were able to lay the trap does feel pretty good, to tell you the truth.”
Pure chicanery. The canard here seems to be the fact that the GOP will not be able to save their richest friends form having to pay a little extra as they did in the Clinton era. However, Warren Buffet admits, "billionaires like me, do not create jobs, do not direct that jobs are created and the money we have makes no difference in job growth. We should be taxed!"Remember that the next time someone mentions "Trickle Down Economics."