John Ransom

Obama won his swan-song reelection campaign in November with about 7 million fewer votes than in he did in winning the first time in 2008. Yet he still pretends that the election is a mandate, showing up at congress holding his breath and stomping his feet, puking his peas.

And while he may feel that the people are with him on the make-the-rich-pay gambit, it’ll be very interesting to see if can get the members of congress from his own party to go along with him- the people who will ultimately have to approve the latest political prescription from Doctor Obama.

Because that’s something the president has missed since ramming through Obamacare. 

And it’s the reason why Republicans don’t have to reach a deal

If Democrats want tax increases, then let them get the increases legitimately- with a majority in the House- not with the GOP acting as a ways and means committee for Jack Ass, the Party.

You see, only a jack ass would raise taxes and grow government in an environment like this, as the Democrats are proposing and as most Americans already know.

Or are the Democrats really proposing it?

If Obama’s budget deal was such a great idea politically, Democrats would have voted for it the first time around. Or even the second. Or perhaps the third time.

Despite the brave rhetoric about Obama’s budget coming from the left side of the aisle, the proposal is neither new, nor popular with Democrats.

Last year, Harry Reid, the Democrat version of Senator Palpatine, spent more time blocking a vote on the floor of the Senate for this proposal than he did at his official residence, 2nd Floor Penthouse, Ritz Carlton Hotel, 1150 22nd St NW, Washington, DC 20037.

And why?

Because raising taxes is the surest way of losing seats in the House and, outside of Massachusetts, in the Senate as well.

You see, it’s time now for the mid-term election cycle to get under way; the cycle where the president has nothing left to lose, except for a few members of congress.

Oh, you thought we were done with all that?

Yeah, so did Obama.

But now that the president is effectively off the board, it’s only just begun.           

John Ransom

John Ransom’s writings on politics and finance have appeared in the Los Angeles Business Journal, the Colorado Statesman, Pajamas Media and Registered Rep Magazine amongst others. Until 9/11, Ransom worked primarily in finance as an investment executive for NYSE member firm Raymond James and Associates, JW Charles and as a new business development executive at Mutual Service Corporation. He lives in San Diego. You can follow him on twitter @bamransom.

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