Even before the die is cast, before voters have cast their ballots, House Speaker John Boehner, told POLITICO that GOP lawmakers would reject any new taxes on households in the highest income tax bracket.
“We’re not raising taxes on small-business people,” Boehner said. “Our majority is going to get re-elected … We’ll have as much of a mandate as he will — if that happens — to not raise taxes.” With that salvo, maybe we’ll hear from the Republican leader of the senate, Mitch McConnell, who will say the Republicans’ number one goal is to make President Barack Obama a two-term president.
In Forbes magazine, Gary Shapiro wrote, “…we often overlook the fact that teams, not individuals, are responsible for much of our success. Teams of people working toward a common objective make up our country. As much as America stands for and admires rugged individualism, team sports serve as the metaphor for our national character. Individual heroes and leaders often emerge – but teams that succeed are those that work well together, have a good game plan and even allow individual heroes to shine.”
Thus, Boehner’s ‘drawing a line in the sand’ is reminiscent of the “The Longest Day” where men on both sides of the war ask “I sometimes wonder which side God is on” as the day unfolded. To Republicans, Democrats and Tea-Party supports alike. God is not on your side. He’s on everyone’s side.
“Always vote for a principle, though you vote alone, and you may cherish the sweet reflection that your vote is never lost.”
— John Quincy Adams —