In his first post-election press conference, President Barack Obama on Wednesday reiterated the claim that his focus in deficit-reduction talks with the Republicans is to provide jobs and help the struggling “middle class” recover from the economic crisis.
To this end, Obama declared, he is determined to reach a “balanced” compromise that will require the wealthy to “pay a little bit more.” In practical terms, that means, at most, slightly raising the income tax rates of the richest 2 percent of US households—those making more than $250,000 a year—by allowing the Bush-era tax cuts for this income group to expire on January 1st.
He and Lance Armstrong ought to get together. They are two narcissistic peas in a pod. Obama doesn't care who he hurts as long as he is seen by historians as a "transformative" president. The reality is he is the worst Democratic Party president since James Buchanan, and he is trying very hard to be the worst in American history although he has stiff competition for the title from several of the GOP candidates. He may get there yet.
He's a piece of shit of a president, and I am proud I didn't vote for him in 2012.