Let’s stop denying the election wasn’t a plebiscite on creating new revenue to reduce the deficit by raising taxes on the top 2%. This is to balance cuts in direct benefits. Let’s stop overlooking the taxes represent 4 additional cents on a dollar’s income over $250,000. Let’s stop deluding ourselves and others that the election was either/or, not the total package of women’s rights, tax cuts, infra-structure investment. Let’s not repeat the lie or political myth that any person got paid $30M during the campaign.
Let’s do remember the $400K was a part of a larger, more complex deal, not the bare bones deal Congress is now tasked with. Let’s remember, like in any negotiation, the $400K threshold can be revisited, and put back into play in a larger, comprehensive deal. Let’s stop finger pointing. The President has proved to be a reasonable, keep-the-promise executive, and has offered Republicans a way out of the very plan that Boehner gloated 2 years ago gave him “98%” of what he wanted from the President. Now Boehner won’t bring a vote to the floor on that 98%!
(See page 2 for a great look at the US Capitol, from the Revolutionary War to the Civil War to Sandy Hook, through architecture, photography, photos (Lincoln’s 2nd inaugural!), and friezes, frescoes, and statuary found in the Capitol.)