The partisan battle over taxing success threatens to distract from needed recovery efforts, just as the president’s obsession with replacing our health care system prevented legislators from focusing on job creation. We have hit a record 62-year high for long-term unemployment , and need to get the campaign against the wealthy behind us so we can move forward in January and fix the economy.
If we’re serious about helping our economy this month, we need to stop the tax hikes and we need to cut spending. Let’s cut spending back to 2008 levels – back before the bailouts, and the ‘stimulus,’ and all the nonsense.
The president and his party made a profound, even tragic miscalculation when they placed health care reform in front of job creation on their list of priorities. Self-indulgence proved ineffective in fighting double-digit unemployment. The nation will suffer the consequences of delay for years to come.
1...GIVEAWAYS TO LABOR UNIONS
Organized labor has benefited hugely from Washington’s attentiveness. To Barack Obama’s credit, he has never tried to hide his preference for union labor:
And nearly 30 years later, Bob bought the company. Today, it is in its 70th year of operation, it is employee-owned, it continues to grow.
Early 2009 was a heady time in Washington. Big plans were hatched. Optimism ran high. The future looked bright, even while recession ravaged the country. Our new president’s inaugural addressed promised great things. The word “Republican” was not used once in that speech, and Mr.
When the UK’s Prime Minister has had his fill of being pilloried for the budget cuts announced last week, we should offer him a job. This country needs someone with the courage to do more than shift priorities to give the appearance of cutting spending.
Now, you would have thought that given the crisis, when we got to Washington Democrats and Republicans would come together, we’d put politics aside and deal with this once-in-a-generation challenge. 
President Barack Obama, October 22, 2010
With the possible exception of the aftermath of September 11th, it is very difficult to remember a national crisis where the solution took precedence over partisanship.