Amy Holmes, hmmmm…

Amy Holmes

 

Can’t even deny it any more, I tried not be attracted to Amy Holmes but it’s not working any more.  I am willing to look past her Conservative views as no one is perfect, besides the curly-curl hair be calling me; HA!!  

For those of you not familiar with Amy here is a brief bio:

Amy Holmes is a CNN political contributor and conservative commentator. She appears regularly on The Situation Room and across all networks, including the network’s prime-time line-up in programs such as Larry King Live and Anderson Cooper 360º.  

Prior to joining CNN, Holmes served as senior speechwriter to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) from May 2003 to July 2006, writing on topics ranging from economic and energy policy to judicial nominations and the Iraq war. Before that she worked for the CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, which oversees AmeriCorps, and helped build the non-profit Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) as economic project director and campus project director. While at IWF, Holmes oversaw and edited the organization’s labor statistics guide, “Women’s Figures: An Illustrated Guide to the Economics of Women in America.”  

Holmes, a registered independent, has been a familiar face on television news and talk programs. – via CNN.com  

Mary Matalin and James Carville

 

Being the Liberal/Moderate I am I realize there are number of political and moral issues Amy Holmes and I will disagree on but why should I let that stand in the way of what could possibly be a great couple.  The perfect example of a couple that made it work while working on opposite sides of the aisle; James Carville and Mary Matalin.  So there is no reason why we can’t make it work; here Right Wing views will keep me towards the center and my Left Wing views will keep her from that dangerous extreme Right and the Tea Party.  

Amy might lack the ‘Street’ smarts I like my women to have but I am willing to look past that as she brings so much to the table.  I can probably carry enough ‘Street’ smarts for the both of us, HA!!  

So with that said I am putting it out there, hopefully this blog will find its way to Amy.  If so Lets Make it Happen Ms. Holmes!!!  

As always….
If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!!
   

Talking Points Tuesdays – Bush Era Tax Cuts

Punks!!!

 

The big talk these days in Washington is Bush Era Tax Cuts; some of you might be saying what exactly are the Bush Era Tax Cuts?  It’s very simple, the Bush Tax Cuts are tax cuts that are geared towards the rich (2% of Americans).  These cuts were implemented in 2 phases back in 2001 and 2003; since 2003 the extremely rich (2% Americans) benefited while America paid for 2 wars and had an economy that nearly collapsed into a Great Depression.  Also during this time the working/middle class suffered and carried the weight of this nations fragile economy on its back; for those of you that don’t know that means 95% of Americans carried that load.   

We the working/middle class are the key to a successful economy; when we are doing well this country is doing well.  A perfect of example of this was during President Clinton presidency; EVERYBODY made money during that time!!  This is something that President Obama understood when he campaigned for the presidency; this is what “THE PEOPLE” wanted and cheered for during his campaign rallies.  So far the president has put in place tax cuts for the middle class; 95% of Americans are now receiving a tax cut.  For the people who are slow, THIS IS A GOOD THING!!!!  The next step in President Obama’s plan is to let the Bush Era Tax cuts for the wealthy (2% of Americans) expire at the end of the year and permanently extend the tax cuts for the middle.  Now before the rich get all upset and start yelling about being unfairly treated, when the Bush Era Tax cuts expire the tax rate for the rich will go back to what it was during the Clinton years.  As I stated earlier, it was during the Clinton years when EVERYBODY got paid!!   

So how is it that Republicans have distorted this message?   

Republicans believe that raising taxes on the rich will stifle job creation; this is simply not true.  If this was true where are all the jobs that should have been created as a result of the Bush Era Tax Cuts?  Timothy Homan wrote in an article for Bloomberg.com (Rich Americans Save Tax Cuts Instead of Spending)   

The Moody’s economists examined saving rates by income groups back to 1989. Their study uses statistics from the Federal Reserve’s quarterly Flow of Funds report, which gauges the net worth of households, and the Fed’s triennial Survey of Consumer Finances, a measure of balance sheets, pensions and incomes of U.S. families.   

When tax legislation was signed by Clinton in 1993 — raising the top tax rate to 39.6 percent from 31 percent — the saving rate fell from 12.1 percent in the second quarter to 9.5 percent in the first quarter of 1994. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rose 1.9 percent from July through September, after little change the previous three months.   

When the first Bush tax cuts were signed into law in June 2001, pushing the top rate down to 35 percent, the wealthy boosted savings. The saving rate climbed to 2.8 percent in the first quarter of 2002 from minus 2 percent in the second quarter of 2001. The increased savings coincided with a 1.1 percent decline in the S&P 500 index.   

After the second round of Bush tax cuts in May 2003, the rich also increased their saving, with the rate climbing to 7.6 percent in the first quarter of 2004 from 2.2 percent in the second quarter of 2003, the Moody’s data show.   

On top of all that information the best thing about letting the Bush Era Tax Cuts expire for the wealthy 2% would save us $700 Billion that can be used to pay down the National Deficit.  So with all that said you would figure it would be pretty easy for Democrats to debate this.  Except for one thing, Democrats are proving to be PUNK ASS BITCHES!!!     

Instead of using this as an opportunity to show fiscal responsibility Democrats are running scared and are delaying the vote on allowing the Bush Tax cuts to expire.  They are terrified of being accused of raising taxes during an election year; as I stated earlier this is not an increase that has not been seen before.  The rich will simply go back to paying a percentage of taxes they used to pay during one of the most successful economies.  The President and the WHite House are fighting to have this vote now, unfortunately spineless punks like Harry Reid is more concerned about his political future instead of fighting for the working/middle class he claims to care about.  Where is the fight in Democrats?  I see the likes of the President and Nancy Pelosi standing up, when will the rest of the party follow??   

I’ll probably never be a big fan of Bush 43 but at least you can say he stood for what he believed in (good or bad); he didn’t pay attention to poll numbers.    

There is a difference between campaign and governing; some times you have to make difficult decision when you govern.  So Dems get off your asses and stop campaigning when the American people need you to govern!!   

As always….
If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!!