Obama Speaks on the Election

Obama just gave a speech about the election results. I haven’t heard the speech myself, yet, but Quoting from here:

Pressed for specifics, Obama suggested he’d be open to joining Republicans in calling for a moratorium on earmarks and taking a second look at a controversial provision in the health care law that requires businesses to file 1099 tax forms for large purchases.

This is not nearly enough. Earmarks represent a lot of money that is mostly wasted, but they are a drop in the bucket compared to the real problems. And the 1099 tax form issue is going to be a big paperwork expense for companies, but again it is trivial in comparison to the other stuff in ObamaCare, such as the unconstitutional legal requirement to buy insurance.

Republicans should:

  1. Extend ALL the Bush tax cuts indefinitely and immediately.
  2. Defund ObamaCare and obstruct its implementation everywhere possible – then repeal it in 2013.
  3. Do not allow the implementation of any form of cap and trade.
  4. No more bailouts. Yank back everything that hasn’t already been spent.
  5. Call for a decrease in federal salaries and funding, at least equal to the increase that Obama implemented shortly after taking office.

This list is by no means complete, but it is a start.

At first blush, it does not look like Obama is going to change his direction in any meaningful way. And that means that we’re going to have a real mess on our hands. Obama talks about cooperation, but he doesn’t mean that he will cooperate with anybody – he means everybody else should cooperate with him.


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One Response to Obama Speaks on the Election

  1. Paul Hinman says:

    I agree with every item on your short list, and these should be acted upon immediately after the new congress is installed.
    I would also suggest other, noneconomic issues. Among these;
    1. santity of life-(abortion)
    2. santity of marriage-(gay marriage)
    3. strike down any law that recognizes those with sexual identity issues as a special, privilaged minority. B.P.

    affords those with sexual identity issues, special rights and privilages

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