So how odd is it for Republicans to be this outraged Obama hasn't paid off their check yet?
Why don’t Democrats ask Republicans to pay off the tab they ran up before anyone talks about tax cut and reform?
And because Democrats haven’t framed the issue as I have above, and held them accountable, they’re now able to exploit the issue:
The Hill: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) ripped the media in a speech to the Ripon Society, arguing press coverage is partly responsible for the GOP’s messaging woes. Cantor said the party’s economic message is often drowned out by coverage of debt and deficits.
Huh, but "debt and deficit" is all the GOP is talking about...oh, never mind. It's the media's fault for the Republicans lousy message of austerity and plans to rob our kids retirement safety nets. The laughable jumble of words and idea’s below should give you an clue as to why low information conservative voters stopped trying to understand what’s really going on:
“The media has done a great job of sort of shoving us in the corner, because all they say we are concerned with is somehow balancing the budget and cutting spending and taking things away from people,” Cantor said. “What we’re trying to say is that we need to do those things in order to reenergize the opportunity machine of America. We’re about giving people opportunity. And that’s really what our agenda this year is about.” He said the party must do a better job of speaking to the concerns of people at the lower rungs of the economic ladder.
Like telling people on the lower rungs they’re squandering food stamps on junk food...that they’re not paying their fair share of taxes? Speaking to those concerns?
Republican got us into this mess, and should be required to pay off the bill, even if it means a temporary tax increase. That would be leadership, the tough decision. They’re a little late on the fiscal discipline talk. Get back to us guys.
Still, Cantor said Republican leadership is committed to “fiscal discipline” that he said would drive economic growth … He pointed to initiatives such as … a bill that would allow employees to choose how they would like to get reimbursed for overtime.
Really, are employees clamoring for "choices" in how they would get paid for overtime. Was time and a half too complicated? I sniff another employer con job coming...