Obama isn’t interested in increasing tax revenues…

He is planning to kill the Republican Party.

The White House has already rejected GOP offer for tax increases that raises taxes more than Obama called for during the campaign.

Some say that Obama should be given everything he wants. He is now rejecting everything he said he wanted.

White House officials rushed to dismiss a GOP compromise offer on the “fiscal cliff” on Monday, bolstering some Republicans’ spreading concerns that President Barack Obama is willing to risk an economic shock to grab a political advantage for his party in the 2014 midterm elections.

In a rapid-fire series of White House tweets and statements, the GOP proposal was rejected as unserious, a “step backwards” and “nothing new.”

Republicans pledge not to increase taxes.

Obama demands that they increase taxes.

Republicans cave in and agree to increase taxes.

Obama rejects their offer to increase taxes.

Why? Republicans want to increase taxes by ending deductions. Obama insists that the increases come in the form of rate increases, not deductions.

What difference does it make? Obama knows that Republicans will say that they only closed out deductions and didn’t actually raise tax rates. While that is still a tax increase, Obama understands that there will be some obfuscation of the issue.

Obama doesn’t want obfuscation. He wants an absolute, unequivocal victory in which he can say, “The GOP betrayed you and raised taxes even after they pledged that they wouldn’t! They lied to you.”

This was done before. Bush Sr. had told America to “read his lips” and that he would approve no new taxes. When he betrayed that pledge and signed the tax increase, both the Democrats and the media hailed it as an act of a statesman willing to compromise and work with the other party.

A year and a half later, however, the DNC was running non-stop television advertisements portraying Bush as a man who couldn’t be trusted. He was no longer a statesman willing to compromise with Democrats for the good of the country. The Democrats hammered him daily for betraying his pledge and raising taxes when he promised he wouldn’t. It arguably cost him the election.

If Obama was interested in increasing tax revenues, he would accept the closing of tax deductions as the means to increase revenues. He isn’t interested in tax revenues, however, and he never was. His goal is to drive a stake through the heart of the GOP by forcing them to betray the “no new tax pledge” that has held the party together for the last two decades.

He will continue to reject any and all reasonable tax increase proposal from the Republicans and, therefore, we will go over the fiscal cliff and he and the running dog media will blame the ensuing recession on Republicans.

Obama can’t lose. He will either get party crushing tax increases from a vanquished GOP or he will blame the fiscal cliff on them.

Don’t delude yourself. Obama doesn’t give a tinker’s dam about increasing tax revenues. His goal is to lure Republicans into betraying their principals so the DNC and Super Pacs can eviscerate the party in the 2014 elections. Failing that, he plans to take the nation over the fiscal cliff and blame the Republicans so he can eviscerate the party in the 2014 elections.

Checkmate.

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6 Responses to Obama isn’t interested in increasing tax revenues…

  1. R.D. Walker says:

    Boehner is trying really hard to give Obama everything he wants.

    RedState’s Erick Erickson was the first reliable source to share that conservatives were reportedly being removed from the House’s finance related committees by Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio).

    Obama is going to ask for “A” only to reject “A” when Boehner offers it. He will then demand “B” and Boehner will cave, offer Obama “B” and Obama will reject that.

    This is Kabuki Theater.

  2. R.D. Walker says:

    Obama created the Simpson/Bowles Commission in 2010 to identify “…policies to improve the fiscal situation in the medium term and to achieve fiscal sustainability over the long run.”

    The GOP House should pass the commission’s recommendations and adjourn for the year. Let Obama veto his own commission’s plan.

  3. notamobster says:

    Let the pubs get decimated. How did they allow themselves to be put in check like this? Piss poor leadership! Out-smarted by fucking democrats.

  4. AW Mens says:

    I don’t agree it’s checkmate but the the Republicans better realize your broader point quickly and change the narrative.

    We are giving the administration what they are asking for on taxes and spending and (lack of) meaningful entitlement reform.

    The House will will never abdicate control of spending caps. Impacts on our debt ceiling will be brought to the forefront every time you max out the credit card to the American people can see what you’re doing. And by the way those in the Senate will fight like mad dogs against changing cloture rules so count on that.

    Many of our members will be forced to vote “present” on this bill based on commitments to their constituents however not enough will vote against it to keep you from getting what you demand.

    If we go over the cliff it will be because a) you keep moving the line, b) you insist on changing control of basic spending restrictions or c) you actually want to go over the cliff for political reasons.

    All you’ll hear us talking about as this plays out is what we know will happen based on how you choose to tax and spend.

    The administration and Democrat parties own this. You have boxed us into a corner and the only way out over the long run is to get out of your way.

    You win.
    America loses.
    It’s time to see who is right.

    Lay that out early and get on with this.

  5. DarthJay says:

    Damn.

  6. serfer62 says:

    For once I agree with The Punk (POTUS). The Establishment needs to go.

    I changed my mind about 3rd party after the Swine (The Establishment) reelected Boehner

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