If anyone cares to hear my opinion regarding the tax cut compromised between President Obama and the Republicans, I believe that if there is any body that has the right to reject the deal it is the House of Representatives and not the Senate and below is why.
“House Democrats voted Thursday to reject President Barack Obama’s tax deal with Republicans in its current form, but it was unclear how significantly the package might need to be changed.” “By voice vote in a closed caucus meeting, Democrats passed a resolution saying the tax package should not come to the House floor for consideration as written, even though no formal House bill has been drafted.” “The vote will at least temporarily stall what had seemed to be a grudging Democratic movement toward the tax package.” “House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement that House Democrats share Obama’s “commitment to providing the middle class with a tax cut to grow the economy and create jobs.” She noted that a House-passed bill, which Republicans blocked in the Senate, did not include “a bonus tax cut to millionaires and billionaires.” (Babington, Charles and Ohlemacher, Stephen, 12/09/2010, Associated Press, House Democrats reject tax plan unless changed, Retrieved from www.news.yahoo.com ).
The House has the right because they voted and passed the tax cuts as the President really wanted while the Senate tried not once but twice and could not get it done. Not only did the Senate try twice but the second time around was different than what the President wanted but if they had been able to control their own and get more on board, you would not be seeing this president acting as if someone stole his lunch money. Pressure needs to be applied to those Senators who frequently side with those who say country first but could care less. Pressure should be applied to those Republicans who are so set against the middle class and poor of this country that they are willing to even suggest allowing families to go without during the holiday season. For as long as they are able to give the majority of Americans the middle finger and get away with it, you can bet that they will continue to do so. I believe that this president did what he thought was right and instead of those who say they stand with him abandoning ship, they should stay the course. If you really look around, so far all that he has done has helped. Maybe not as quickly as many would have liked but anything is better than nothing.
Those who advocate refusal to work and compromise are probably those who have never wondered where their next meal would be coming form, or if they will even have a home to go to tomorrow. When you remember that there are real people out here struggling with real issues, you tend to make decisions which goes to helping to eliminate or ease the suffering not advocating adding to it.