You would think giving 160 million Americans a tax break would cause Scrooge McConnell to at least attempt a grin
It seems the latest crisis in Washington has been averted. On the same day that 160 million American’s learned they will not have their taxes decreasedc. That the republicans have allowed an extra two [whole] months. Amazing how hard the fight is to get two freaking months and how all the tax breaks the 1%ers seem to pass with ease. Of course, the vote for the bill hasn’t happened yet, so anything is possible. I won’t believe its happening till our President signs it into law. And in the celebration we as usual get a little venom thrown into the mix. Our President came out as he usually does and with an eloquent even-keeled yet inspirational statement, showcasing why he is the proper person for the job.
“Today, I congratulate members of Congress for ending the partisan stalemate by reaching an agreement that meets that test,” Obama said in a statement. “This is good news, just in time for the holidays. This is the right thing to do to strengthen our families, grow our economy, and create new jobs. This is real money that will make a real difference in people’s lives.”
At the same time he congratulates Congress, extolled the Christmas gift that the Democrats have won for the American people. And as we’ve come to expert, told it to us in an intelligent adult manner, the voice of the Republican party, Mitch McConnell had to try to put a damper on the great news. He came out and expressed (in his usual sunny positive way) his thoughts on Obama’s victory. Instead of touting how great it is that despite all our differences, we’ve come together and helped 160 million Americans have better lives. That’s why I came to Washington in the first place. I’ve never been more proud to be a politician then I am today. Cause isn’t that why we take all this job, to make people’s lives better. [Oh, sorry that was just me thinking outloud]. Instead we get him coming out, looking like he’s just drank spoiled milk. Begrudgingly approving the decision, obviously unhappy that one of his plans to make President Obama “a one-term President” had backfired so badly on him. [an aside: Does Mitch McConnell know how to at least fake a smile.]
The president’s criticisms of House Republicans “amounted to the kind of unhelpful political opportunism Americans are tired of,” “The President seems to forget that the only reason we are even discussing an extension of temporary measures like the payroll tax cut and unemployment insurance is his own failure to turn our nation’s economy around nearly three years into his administration.”
Sorry Mitch, perhaps if your fellow like-minded brethren would stop doing exactly what they’ve just tried to do again, “his own failure to turn our nation’s economy around--” would have turned out a little differently. Or should I have said better then it’s been doing. Because the dirty little secret of Obama’s economy is, the one that Mitch keeps bitching about, is that it’s getting better. Most economic figures (according to experts) are improving. The main reasons why the economy hasn’t grown at a higher rate is because of all the political games you and the rest of the republicans have played.
Just one man’s opinion
© Neil Feigeles, Neilizms, Friday., Dec. 23, 2011
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