Leadership from both parties needed

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It's kinda sad to see Mr. Obama jetting about the country in our 747 still in campaign mode. See him bounding up the steps, hugging his introducer and then conducting yet another pep rally with enthusiastic sycophants eagerly applauding his telepromptered words carefully crafted for him by Valerie Jarret back at the White House.

His handlers most recently spent a billion dollars getting him re-elected by demonizing Mitt Romney and rich folks. Now his task appears to apply the coup de gras to the Republicans who resist punishing successful American business leaders.

Folks who understand numbers know that raising this symbolic tax rate on the rich will not approach a solution to our financial dilemma. And we discovered long ago that having our leader in a photo-op walk through a manufacturing plant wearing a symbolic hard hat has not yet created millions of new jobs.

The situation calls for earnest leadership from both parties. The president is not going to accomplish anything positive by teasing the dog through the fence.

Tom Baker

Waitsburg

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tpeacock 1 year, 4 months ago

'Republicans who resist punishing successful American business leaders.' This lame, worn out GOP response is punishing those of us that realize NO JOBS have been created since they got their tax breaks, they are not going to create any either!! To be in the USA gives you the upper hand of becoming successful, so the when you are making millions/billions a year, you should have to pay a higher rate.

'Folks who understand numbers know that raising this symbolic tax rate on the rich will not approach a solution to our financial dilemma.' Another illconceived retort as NO ONE expects the increased rates to instantly rid us of debt. But those of us on a budget know when we have extra $ coming in, we can pay more on our debts.

All the cute little stories about a bunhj of guys sharing coffee expenses, etc, and the myriad of ridiculous anecdotes people come up with trying to shed light on the situation for the rest of us; we DON'T need it! We are eyes wide open on this, to raise the tax rates back to what they were is NOT taking from the rich and giving to the deadbeats! This constant drivel insults a person's intelliegence, on both sides of the matter.

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