Looking Ahead to Round 2
Last week’s payroll tax “compromise” all but guarantees another high profile fight early next year. President Obama claims he wants it to be done “without drama.” Looking at his rhetoric, however, you cannot help but conclude he is more than ready to create some drama of his own.
I explain in my weekly column:
Before going any further, it is important to understand why the Obama administration (and the reelection campaign) is pushing this message. They desperately want “a sub-faction of one party in one house” to dismiss what $40 means to some struggling families. They desperately want to distract from their economic failures, and pinpoint blame on “tea party extremism.” We will not allow their desperate and blatantly political desire to place blame to succeed; nor should we be deterred from noting how fast-and-loose they are playing with the facts.