Now I Am Really Confused!


If anyone understands what is going on in Washington please explain it to me!

Granted it doesn’t take much to confuse me and I am not the sharpest tack in the box, but there are a few things I need clarification on if I am going to understand the speeches now being made by the president.

Referring to President Obama, Associated Press says:

He’s submitting his deficit fighting plan to a special joint committee of Congress that is charged with recommending deficit reductions of up to $1.5 trillion over 10 years.

In a defiant note, administration officials made clear Sunday that Obama would veto any Medicare benefit cuts that aren’t paired with tax increases on upper-income people…Obama backed away from proposing sweeping changes to Medicare,

Officials cast Obama’s plan as his vision for deficit reduction, and distinguished it from the negotiations he had with Boehner in July as Obama sought to avoid a government default.

As a result, it includes no changes in Social Security and no increase in the Medicare eligibility age, which the president had been willing to accept this summer.

-$1.5 trillion in new revenue, which would include about $800 billion realized over 10 years from repealing the Bush-era tax rates for couples making more than $250,000.

My confusion is this:

Last week Obama introduced ‘The American Jobs Bill’.  In it he cuts Medicare Benefits and Social Security taxes. What has happened to ‘The American Jobs Bill?’  How does it stand in relation to what I just read? ‘The American Jobs Act’ will have to be vetoed by Obama if what the AP report says is true. Right?

One other thing? Doesn’t Congress write legislation? Who wrote the American Jobs Act?

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About jlue

I am a grandmother of seven and I like to garden, read, study the Bible, and spend time with family. I am not very politically active, but very interested in who is elected to lead our country.
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3 Responses to Now I Am Really Confused!

  1. paolosilv says:

    We have to remember that Thomas Jefferson, Hamilton, Hays and Madison were the main creators of the US Constitution. They were in disagreement amongst themselves on the nature of the government they were creating, so what we have is a compromise among great minds. The main thing Jefferson feared was a potential American tyrant, so they created the system of ‘checks and balances.’ If people complain about the gov’t system, it’s because it was designed specifically to prevent the concentration of POWER in one pair of hands. It seems to me that philosophically the leftists who protest about Wall Street and Capitalism are complaining about the concentration of WEALTH. The Founding Fathers wanted a separation of economic and state powers: this would free up the talented ones to make fortunes in this country, build its infrastructure, and what have you.

    Criticism of the US Gov’t as a system stems from Americans who never have even READ the Constitution, as well as from some minorities who hate America no matter what it does because of the slavery issue, which was extinguished by the Union Army and Lincoln in 1865. Instead of congratulating America on having overcome this problem, there are people like Jeremiah Wright (who should have been named Wrong), who are all too willing to attack America at every opportunity.

    The most destructive criticism of America may come from foreign nationals, who not only don’t care about the US and its Constitution, but may like to see America permanently brought to its knees economically. The Soviets and Maoists gained some sympathy in certain circles within America, and in foreign universities, communist-sympathisers know that they can attack America and get away with it completely, as American’s natural tolerance make us turn the other cheek. The gov’t of China today is still Red. If the Republicans want to WIN, they should immediately begin an investigation into the administration’s and Wall street’s ties to Red China. Some corporations are only interested in making a profit from this relationship, which we should be more wary of. Red China hasn’t renounced Communism, and neither has Vladmir Putin. Who would have thought that after President Reagan’s death, Communism would return in the form of Hugo Chavez, who is allied to Iran’s leaders? They’re laughing at America’s weakness in the face of an obvious axis of evil they are creating.

    It’s important to remember that the first thing the Communists did in the Soviet Union and China was to control the press and silence all criticism. As George Santayana said, “Those who are ignorant of history are condemned to repeat it.” Have a good September.

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  2. paolosilv says:

    In answer to your question, I believe that the President proposes legislation but only Congress is supposed to write legislation. We all know that ever since FDR expanded gov’t during the New Deal era, that they have obfuscated the exact separation of powers. The President is also not entitled to wage war, but Congress is authorized to grant him use of the military. The problem is that since World War two was declared, we’ve been living under a National Emergency style of gov’t. The atomic age may have rendered it impossible for us to return to the Isolationist mode that Ron Paul advocates. The Cold War, which never really ended, led Truman to expand the military and gov’t. even further than FDR had done. I believe it’s called the “National Security Committee,” or NSC.

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    • jlue says:

      You are right that Congress is to write legislation, but who wrote The American Jobs Act? I really don’t know. Does anyone know?

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