“It’s not perfect, but this compromise is an essential step on the road to recovery,” Mr. Obama said in the NY Times. “It will stop middle-class taxes from going up. It will spur our private sector to create millions of new jobs, and add momentum that our economy badly needs.”

Do you really think that by extending the upper level tax brackets a tax cut jobs in the private sector will be created? They’ve had these tax cuts since 2001 and look where unemployment levels are since then! The national unemployment rate was at 6.2% in January 2002, and has steadily risen since, now hovering around 9.3%.

Are we really setting ourselves up for an even greater fall? We’re on the cusp of an epic collapse like Rome yet our government continues to make decisions that are moronic:

The package would cost about $900 billion over the next two years, to be financed entirely by adding to the national debt, at a time when both parties are professing a desire to begin addressing long-term fiscal imbalances.

Congressional Republicans in recent days have blocked efforts by Democrats to extend the jobless aid, saying they would insist on offsetting the $56 billion cost with spending cuts elsewhere.

So they’re willing to add $900 billion to the deficit but won’t spend $56 billion to extend jobless aid? And you caved into that Obama?! And you also gave into a new, lower estate tax that sets an exemption of $5 million per person and a maximum rate of 35 percent. “Ever since I started running for this office, I’ve said that we should only extend the tax cuts for the middle class,” he said, acknowledging that he had been thwarted in one of the chief goals of his presidency.

Obama is like the parent you know will allow you to get away with murder. Don’t ask mom, ask Obama! The Republicans continually threaten with not budging and the President concedes. Why is that? George W. never did that—he passed whatever the hell he wanted to pass. Though his decisions were not the smartest (fuck they were downright the dumbest and I hated every minute of his presidency), he believed they were what was best for this country and he did everything he could to make that happen. Obama is doing everything he can to make sure the Republicans are happy, and not the American people. Politicians need to be making decisions in the best interest of the American people, not their agendas from lobbyists and special interest groups.

I didn’t vote for Obama for this very reason: he’s one of two candidates that get shoved down our throats every four years. I didn’t want John McCain but I didn’t want Obama either. Nader was my choice and many say it’s throwing your vote away, which is a reasonable argument. But why do I have to choose from just two candidates that I don’t even want?

This all relates to the biggest problem in this country: the two party system. Nothing will ever be solved with it, nothing. Especially the road we’re heading down with it becoming more and more polarized. There are lots more options in this world than just two patterns of thought, and if that doesn’t change this country is doomed. And no, the Tea Baggers are not a viable third option because even they don’t know what they’re arguing. They’re just people that are brainwashed by humanrobots like Fox News, Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, and Rupert Murdoch to rise up and take the power back from the elitist Obama. What a joke.

All that is going on is those with money are gaining more and more power and making it more and more difficult for people in lower tax brackets to make a go at the American Dream. What the fuck is the American Dream anymore anyway? It ain’t no white picket fence with apple pie on a window sill, because those houses are empty while Wall Street pulls in record bonuses with the money they stole from the people now reclined to live in cars.

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