Sunday, November 18, 2012

Quote of the Day

"Since the elections didn't change the debate's major players, the proposals for avoiding the fiscal cliff are familiar ones. President Obama still insists on soaking small businesses and families earning more than $250,000 with huge tax increases, while Speaker Boehner is asking for deeper changes to Medicaid and Medicare. The biggest obstacle to any deal will be the leaders who aren't in the room: House conservatives who refuse to accept anything less than across-the-board tax cuts. "Compromise has a very small constituency," said Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.). "Very small." As the battle heats up, FRC will continue to push the House to hold the line on taxes. If they don't, Americans have a lot more to lose.

"Meanwhile, a lot of people are wondering how sincerely the President is handling the crisis. Not very, judging by his afternoon schedule. According to Politico, the commander-in-chief is holding closed-door meetings "on these issues" with his nearest and dearest friends: Rev. Al Sharpton, representatives from the Human Rights Campaign, Sojourners, National Council of La Raza, and other social extremists. What could these leaders possibly know about solving our economic problems? In most cases, their policies are only contributing to them (see: family breakdown, homosexual benefits, "free" contraception, taxpayer-funded abortion). Apparently, the President isn't as interested in reducing the U.S. deficit as he is increasing our moral ones"

Tony Perkins
Family Research Council