Should North Dakota and Nebraska residents be lying awake at night, worrying about whether the federal budget crisis will mean less money flowing to states with crushing debt loads? States are just as concerned about the annual yuletide federal budget battle as you are, because in the Obama economy we share and share alike. That means when one state screws up, we all get screwed, even if our state is fiscally responsible.
Your taxes are going up. If you think being part of the middle class or supporting Barack Obama will save you, you are dead wrong. There is a lot more going on with the federal budget than fiscal cliff tax rates. Obamacare taxes, state budgets in crisis, and all the trappings of a planned economy are ready and waiting to bleed you dry.
Should the year end with a National Night of Anger and Outrage, a chance for Americans to show how they feel about the news coming from Washington? There are still three weeks to go before Congress and the White House misrepresent whatever groundbreaking compromise they cook up as part of a deferred decision on tax rates and spending cuts.
No matter what happens, politicians will always have our children’s future to fall back on. Kids are a time-honored secret weapon when budget reform battles resort to shaming the opposition into action, even though the strategy tends to fall apart when both sides rely on children to support their demands.
Once again, our fiscal irresponsibility journey begins in Springfield, Illinois where children are the newest symbol being used to coerce state pension reform.
There is an enormous difference between the Middle America Capitol Hill lawmakers are fighting over and the lives many middle class Americans lead. Patronizing gibberish like the White House Protecting the Middle Class News¹ trumpets the importance of $2,000 to a middle class existence, $77.00 in our biweekly paychecks and a sign of the pity and contempt with which our federal overseers view us.