Thank you, Republican Representative Tom Cole of Oklahoma for reminding me why I hate the Republican Party almost as much as I hate the Democrat Party. From the New York Times;
In a private meeting of the House Republican whip team, the group responsible for vote counting, Representative Tom Cole of Oklahoma broke with the rest of the leadership and said the party should join with President Obama for now, Republican aides said. The meeting was first reported by Politico.
“The first thing I’d do is make sure we don’t raise taxes on 98 percent of the American people,” he said in an interview Tuesday night. “We’ll get some credit for that, and it’s the right thing to do.”
Punk ass gutless sissy. If you truly believe that a tax hike on Americans will not help the economy, why give Obama this? And since we all know, as evidenced by this chump move, Republicans are gutless, they won’t try and correct this later like Cole says. Caving into the administration on this will not get you any credit from me.
Cole is not looking out for his constituency. For one thing, the Obama Administration will never let the impending tax hike take effect, because then Americans would know that the “Bush tax cuts for the rich” line is a lie because everyone’s taxes are going to go up substantially, some people will suddenly have to pay taxes as a result.
No, I don’t make over $250,000, but I do understand what raising taxes on those people will do to the economy, even if this administration can’t see past the end of their little class warfare noses.