In this Jan. 4, 2013, photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, walks to a strategy session with GOP members, on Capitol Hill in Washington at the start of the first full day of business for the new 113th Congress. Republicans in Congress who took the politically risky step of voting this week to raise taxes now find themselves trying to fend off potential primary challenges next year from angry conservatives. These lawmakers wasted little time in attempting to deliver an explanation that would be acceptable to the tea party and the GOP's right flank, and, perhaps, insulate themselves from a re-election battle against a fellow Republican. They've started defending the vote as one that preserves tax cuts for most Americans, while promising to fight for spending cuts in upcoming legislative debates over raising the nation's borrowing limit. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
EDITOR: President Obama spent the last two years preaching that taxing the rich was the solution to our financial woes. Class envy was his theme, saying they weren't paying their fair share.
Now that he got his way, we find this new revenue will run the government for about two weeks. He's coming for you next. His campaign promise that the middle class (or, under the fiscal cliff deal, those folks making under $400,000) will not pay higher taxes is a lie. Taxes come in many forms. My copay to the doctor has gone from $20 to $35, an increase of 75 percent from last year. Is this due to increased government regulations? Business must pass on any increase in operating costs to the consumer if they are to exist, and that consumer is you. Look for higher prices for food, travel, home maintenance, electric bills, home heating, health care and just about anything you need.
This latest bill to avoid the fiscal cliff puts the emphasis on revenue and does almost nothing to cut spending. This bill was Obama's and the gutless Republicans went along with it. Our country is burning while the Democrats and Republicans are all playing their fiddles.