In his puerile jobs proposal, Barack Obama says we need to jack up the taxes on the job creators. The plan, so-called, is simply to spread even more money that we don’t have to favored Democratic voting groups ahead of 2012 (and spread some more of the payroll tax to workers, further undermining Social Security). And Mr. Obama expects Republicans to vote for this?
People say our political system is broken, and they’re right. It’s true that we can get a demagogue like Mr. Obama and survive. But the problem is that the Republicans are going to feel pressure to vote for this swillish proposal, not because they fear the president, but because they fear the voters. The fact that they cannot stand up and oppose this garbage on the merits proves that our politics is indeed broken. As Pogo said, “We have met the enemy, and he is us.”