I believe this national ad is running today in Wisconsin, because today is the primary for state Senate recall elections. I could be wrong about that. It might just be part of a larger national, “GrandMa can eat more catfood,” campaign.
I think it’s important to understand what the other side is saying.
This post is in no way a defense of the President and the Dems. If they had enacted legislation in his first two-years, that he campaigned on, the Dems never would have lost the House and we wouldn’t be looking at a government shut down. Below is a very high level summary of legislation that could have been passed his first two-years in office.
1. He and the Dems should have pulled all combat troops out of the Middle East.
1.1 Americans who tortured should have been prosecuted.
1.2 Americans who spied on other Americans should have been prosecuted.
1.3. Not one penny of Pentagon disbursements should be spent on foreign workers.
2. He and the Dems should have included the public option in with Obama Care.
3. He and the Dems should have aggressively raised the top marginal tax rates from their historic lows. “Trickle down,” doesn’t work.
3.1 His DOJ should have prosecuted Wall Street for collapsing the economy in 2008.
3.2 The $600 trillion dollars of risk in derivatives should not continue to be socialized onto taxpayers.
3.3 Anti-trust legislation should have been used aggressively against unregulated monopolies and oligopolies.
3.4 To halt the suffocation of meritocracy in the U.S., the Patent Office should have been fully funded.
4. Government should stay out of telling adults who can choose to marry.
5. Sustainable jobs for AMERICANS should have been a prime investment.
5.1 Investments in sustainable, diversified, and de-centralized electricity generation should have been a funding priority.
6. While there are many excellent reasons to legalize marijuana, the most far-reaching may have been immigration. Pot sales account for about 60% of the drug cartel’s revenue and they use that to de-stabilize governments south of our border.
“There’s class warfare, all right,” Mr. Buffett said, “but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.”