Fritz Pfister
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If I told you that President Obama was in Philadelphia speaking to an audience of supporters saying we need a balanced approach to deficit reduction with a mix between tax increases and spending cuts. We can’t allow taxes to go up on 98% of taxpayers, or 97% of small businesses. We shouldn’t allow taxes to go up on the middle class just to keep tax cuts for the rich.

This is a tax cut the rich didn’t ask for, so I’m just asking the rich to pay a little more. Time for the rich to pay their fair share. Why should Warren Buffet’s secretary pay a higher rate than Warren?

Would you think these are quotes from the campaign? No, these are from this week while President Obama fled the White House to seek support of Americans to place pressure on congressional Republicans to raise taxes on the rich. Why not stay in Washington and go to congress himself and shock the world by acting like a leader?

The surprising thing is that just like during the campaign there is no plan. What spending cuts are proposed? None. Where is the balance to the approach? All we get is class warfare and campaign speeches. All we get is a sympathetic media portraying this dilemma as the Republicans fault.

Hey Obama, you won, how about doing two things you’ve never done before? Put forward a plan, and lead?

Deja Vu all over again, Obama calls his minions from the left, unions, community organizers and the like, then calls business leaders to get their input on how best to get the economy moving and avoid the fiscal cliff.

Obama obviously doesn’t know how. Surprising for the world’s smartest man who just won an election by campaigning on the premise that we tried their plan and it didn’t work, we tried ours and it did work.

Having attended the meeting with executives Wall Street Titan Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein said Obama’s fiscal cliff plan is credible, which the liberals over at the Businessinsider claims is a big deal. But just as before, no details. What is the plan Lloyd? Would you please share the details with us little people?

Maybe it’s just me but I get nervous when Goldman Sachs begins using the revolving door to the White House. Good things tend to happen for Wall Street and bad things for Main Street after those visits. Do you still have nightmares about Henry Paulson’s napkin diagram of the world ending unless the taxpayer sent Goldman Sachs tons of money?

Deja Vu all over again, Obama does the only thing he knows, and does well; campaign. Back to the stump to create class envy. The class warfare just can’t get out of his system, and for what end? Taxing the rich will raise less than seven tenths of one percent of his annual deficit spending. Where is the 99.3% difference going to be made up?

Obama fails to lead again, just as with Benghazi. The fiscal cliff is but a bump on the road to total collapse. The real crisis is spending, debt, and entitlements. All ignored by the class warrior with his myopic focus on taxing the rich which does nothing to solve the debt crisis, but does punish success.

Perhaps Lloyd should take a minute to share with Obama at one of their meetings that spending more than you take in usually doesn’t end well. That SSDI will be out of money in 2016, Social Security in 2033, Medicare in 2024, and Obamacare is adding a trillion to our costs the next ten years if we’re lucky.

Welcome back to Deja Vu all over again. There is no plan whatsoever to cut spending. Sure it will be paid lip service for the corrupt liberal media to tout as meaningful. What you will see will be a ‘cut’ in the ‘rate’ of ‘increase’ in spending.

Translation? Instead of Obama driving the American economy, dollar, and debt toward the cliff at 120 miles per hour, he’ll be slowed down to 119 miles per hour. Confiscating the fuel from the rich to make sure to make the cliff and once and for all put these capitalists in their place.

It’s going to be a long four years. Perhaps this isn’t Deja Vu all over again? Come to think of it this nation is being run by radicals from the 60’s controlling a president born in the 60’s. Perhaps the next four years will be a flashback?

Can you say 1930’s America?

The opinions expressed here are solely those of Fritz Pfister or identified sources, and not necessarily those of RE/MAX Professionals of Springfield or RE/MAX International.

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Fritz Pfister

Fritz began his Real Estate career in 1987 and has been with RE/MAX since 1989.