Sunday's morning shows featured some astoundingly stupid comments from Republicans who claim to believe that on Election Day voters gave them a "mandate" to continue their attempts to obstruct President Obama's agenda.
Apparently some Republican pundits are still living in the same parallel universe that allowed them to convince themselves that by now, President-elect Mitt Romney would be organizing his transition.
It really is mind-boggling. Notwithstanding all of the available evidence, they still believe that the American people want them to stand in the way of increases in taxes for the wealthiest 2 percent and to cut Medicare and Social Security benefits for future retirees.
Who got a mandate for his policies on Election Day?
excerpted from: Obama's Electoral Mandate and Where It Leaves Republicans, Posted: 11/19/2012 8:12 am
Good question Robert!!! Who did get a mandate for his policies on Election Day?
Let's look at the numbers! First, let's go at least as far back as July 9, 2012, when President Obama said this:
“We should not raise taxes on the middle class and small businesses at a time when the recovery is still fragile,” Mr. Obama said, appearing in the East Room with families and workers who would benefit from the continued tax breaks. “That’s why I’m calling on Congress to extend the tax cuts for the 98 percent of Americans who make less than $250,000 for another year.”
By the way, just so there is no confusion, false flags or straw men thrown up, that 98% also include 97% of ALL small businesses in America. Read this:
At the White House, Obama disputed the notion that ending the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest would hurt small business, noting he has signed a string of tax breaks on their behalf. "The proposal I make today would extend these tax cuts for 97 percent of all small business owners in America," Obama said.
Who makes up the 98% of Americans who make less than $250,000 a year, who would benefit from President Obama's proposal?
To start with, it must at least include the 47% of Americans that Mitt Romney said would vote for President Obama no matter what. You remember, those Americans Mitt Romney was not concerned about. Here's a reminder of that quote from Mitt duirng a fundraiser that was held at the Boca Raton home of controversial private equity manager Marc Leder on May 17, 2012:
There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that's an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what…These are people who pay no income tax.
So that's 47% of the 98% President Obama mentioned should get the tax cuts extended. (By the way, it has since been proven Romney's claim that they pay no taxes is Rombaloney. But, be that as it may.) This still leaves us with 51%. Who are they, the remaining 51% who would benefit from President Obama's proposal?
To answer that let's take a quick look at the breakdown of the popular vote totals in the recent presidential election:
If you take the 50.66% that President Obama got, and subtract the 47% we've already counted from Romney's statement, that would be an additional 3.66%. But, really just lump them altogether and you get 50.66% of the 98%.
Then, if you add the 47.69% who voted for Romney, to the 50.66% you get a little over 98%. (That's actually 98.35% exactly, rounded down to equal exactly 98%).
That is the ENTIRE 98% of Americans who make under $250,000 a year who would benefit from the extension of the Bush Tax Cuts to Middle-Income Americans, after they have been eliminated for those making over $250,000 as President Obama has been proposing for a long long time now. (And the Republicans have been blocking!)
The numbers PROVE beyond any doubt whatsoever that: President Obama is trying to help the overwhelmingly vast Super-Duper majority Americans, 98% of us, including those who voted for Mitt Romney as well as those who voted for and re-elected him to another term.
So, who are the "astoundingly stupid" Republicans really holding out for? Who are the remaining 2% who Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Eric Cantor and other Republicans are digging their heals in and absolutely REFUSING to cooperate with the president for the good of the country, and the good of the 98% of all Americans, including 46.69% of Americans who voted for Mitt Romney?
Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Eric Cantor and the majority of the Republicans are ONLY looking out for Grover Norquist and the Richest 2% of America's wealthiest people, and as far as they are concerned TO HELL WITH THE 98% OF THE REST OF AMERICA!
Isn't it about time to tell Grover Norquist and his pet Republican lap dogs to GO TO HELL!
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