That isn’t a solution

The Obama campaign successfully fooled a large number of voters into thinking that we could tax our way back to prosperity. Clearly, very few of his constituents looked at the facts.

The central theme of Obama’s plan, as we all know, is to soak the rich.  Under his plan, raising taxes on households that earn over $250,000 annually raises less than $100 billion by all estimates.  Considering the current fiscal year (and the previous, and the one before that, etc) runs a budget deficit of over $1 TRILLION dollars, we still need 10 times the amount of spending cuts as these new tax increases would generate.

I am so sick of the Democrats and most media outlets of screaming and crying about slashing cuts that the Republicans propose. Can anyone name the year in which Federal spending did not grow as compared to the previous year? To hear the Democrats tell it, the Republicans have slashed programs to zero when in fact all that has ever been proposed is limiting the rate of growth.  Perhaps even (gasp) freezing spending for a year at current levels.

Somehow that is spun as a “massive Republican cut” by the press and the ignorant American electorate is happy to eat their spoon-fed news bites at dinner and march along like sheep.

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Is that what it really meant?

Reading a few opinions on “what the election meant” from all the experts that have the knowing of a lot of things. Anyone that thinks they can read the American voter and ascertain “the message” needs to be read with a grain of salt.

There is absolutely no way that I can believe that this election result was about policy when so many Obama voters simply can’t tell you what his policies were before voting. This is what we get when anyone can vote

Perhaps a system that requires a basic understanding of the United States before casting a ballot is the way to go. Require votes to know at least one basic fact before they can vote.

Something like “name one of the three branches of the federal government” or “name one of your current elected representatives”.  If you don’t know what you are even voting on (besides the guy that promises the most free stuff) that should you really be voting in the first place?