Compromise is Cheap

Ok, so last week’s unemployment report was less than spectacular with only 84 thousand jobs created. Not good enough!!! President Obama must go down!!! …No, hold on a minute! Let’s put this in perspective — it is still job growth.

Remember, the President did have to deal with preventing another Great Depression after being handed the worst economic mess one can imagine from the Right wing.

President Obama has had over 20 months of continued job creation.

He did save GM when that other guy would have left it bankrupt.

Was there any right-wing plan proposed? Why, yes, that Ryan budget – the one that fixes everything by repealing Obamacare, cutting Medicare, and doing away with Social Security, and those nasty regulations that would have given us more jobs right?

Really folks, all the right wing has to do if they truly care about the middle class is to jump onboard with the American Jobs Act. You got it – they won’t because it would give President Obama a victory.

This week began the battle over the Bush era tax cuts. The Republicans have repeatedly agreed, as have the Democrats, that taxes should not go back up for about 98 percent of Americans – those who President Obama stated Monday make less than $250K a year. The right will fight it to death because their goal is to take care of those making more than that amount.

Will the right say that it cares for the middle class and go along with President Obama on at least what both agree to? Of course not; this is not about taking care of the middle class – it’s all about power – taking power to serve the interests of the corporate elite.

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Special thanks to our friend, Mario Piperni, for the picture. Check out his site here.

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The Progressive Latino (TPL)  is a blogger who established the blog “The Progressive Latino“. TPL believes the Progressive Movement is poised to transform America into a nation where every citizen has a “fair shot” as President Obama said, and that all citizens, especially those less fortunate have assured social and economic safety nets to carry them in their time of need. Although the U.S. Latino community makes up approximately 1 of 6 Americans, their voices are only beginning to be heard. Latinos can have a voice in their future. TPL seeks to inform, educate, enlighten and to advocate for progressive policies.