We need to raise the debt ceiling. We need to raise taxes and we need to cut spending. The Democrats want to raise taxes, and that would be good, we need the revenue. The Republicans said they will not vote on any bill that raises taxes. The Democrats want to cut defense spending, the Republicans will not vote on it. Why is is such a big deal now, but it never was before? When Bush was in office Republican leaders saw increasing the debt limit as a way to keep America’s economy running. But with Obama, it’s nothing more than a political pawn. Let's take a look, shall we?
June 2002: Congress approves a $450 billion increase, raising the debt limit to $6.4 trillion. McConnell, Boehner, and Cantor vote “yea”, Kyl votes “nay.” May 2003: Congress approves a $900 billion increase, raising the debt limit to $7.384 trillion. All four approve. November 2004: Congress approves an $800 billion increase, raising the debt limit to $8.1 trillion. All four approve. March 2006: Congress approves a $781 billion increase, raising the debt limit to $8.965 trillion. All four approve. September 2007: Congress approves an $850 billion increase, raising the debt limit to $9.815 trillion. All four approve.
Vice President Dick Cheney famously declared in 2002, "Regan proved deficits don't matter." Not, unless a BLACK Democrat is in the White House. We all know what this is about, it's just that no one wants to say it out loud. I will. Republicans can't stand the fact that a black man is in the White House. They have all but said it out loud. The republicans got their tax cuts for the rich, but wouldn't give us common folk healthcare. They are still trying to rip that bill apart. They want it all, and we can have the scraps. Anyone remember "trickle down economics?" How did that work out? It didn't. Hell, Reagan wouldn't even say the word AIDS. His "Fellow Americans" were in dire need of medical help to find a cure, that he wouldn't talk about.
When I cast my vote for President Obama, I along with millions of others, made history. All the Republicans want to do is make it go away. They assume that they are showing this administration in a bad light. Well, they are merely drawing more attention to themselves as people who are putting the brakes on progress. They have voted on nothing to help the country, and have held up almost every piece of legislation that would help us. They care for their own interests under the guise of "The American People." I really wish they would stop using that term. It seems cheapened by them. Why don't they let The American People vote on what gets cut and who gets taxed? They wouldn't like that very much would they?