Weekly Standard editor and Conservative commentator Bill Kristol said Sunday that Republicans in Congress should “take Obama’s offer” to raise taxes on the wealthy because the GOP shouldn’t “fall on its sword to defend a bunch of millionaires.”
Kritol added, “Four presidents in the last century have won 50 percent of the vote twice: Roosevelt, Eisenhower, Reagan, and Obama,” the conservative pundit explained. “It pains me to say that, to put him in with those other three, but it’s a fact. Democrats picked up seats in the House and the Senate. The president is in good shape. … I think there will be a big budget deal. It will be an Obama budget deal much more than a Paul Ryan-type budget deal. Elections have consequences.”
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When a Conservative such as Bill Kristol becomes the voice of reason within the Republican Party, perhaps the remainder of said party should take a long look at themselves. Democrats are not up for negotiating the tax cuts for the middle class — that’s off the table. Otherwise, as threatened by President Obama, all Bush-era tax cuts will expire. So the choice is clear – Republicans can now prove that they do protect the middle class as they feign to do.
Reid said in a statement, “It is time for us to put politics aside and give the American people the balanced approach they are demanding,” Reid said. “I am optimistic that we can meet this challenge before the end of the year.”
John Boehner hinted at a compromise, then quickly buckled down to the ubiquitous ‘no’ we’re so accustomed to from his base. Mitch McConnell followed the House Speaker’s lead. What we’re dealing with are elected officials not listening to the American people again. The plurality of those polled, want taxes raised on higher earners.