In the fierce headline debate over the so-called fiscal cliff, our newly reelected president argues that “a majority of Americans agree with [his] approach.” That approach, according to the president, is “to combine spending cuts with revenue — and that means asking the wealthiest Americans to pay a little more in taxes.”
Well, that’s not exactly what the exit polls said.
To the question “Should taxes be raised to help cut the budget deficit?” only 33 percent answered “yes” while 63 percent responded “no.” Isn’t that interesting? But nobody’s talking about this exit-poll nugget. Larry Kudlow -NRO – Click To Read More…
Kudlow points out over time, “if the GOP remains the party of free markets, private enterprise, individual initiative, and rewarding success, it will triumph over a Democratic party that favors greater government welfare dependency and income redistribution, and mocks the benefits of successful business.” I’m not so sure about this. Unless the GOP truly recognizes the path Obama is leading us down, these sterling ideals and lofty rhetoric matter little and are in fact foolish assumptions.
True, Obama’s election shows no mandate but that does not matter when the end justifies the means. – DSMW