Dissenting Democrats will follow the leadership of the House Republicans... "who happen to be the political laughing stock of the country."
Evan Bayh, Blanche Lincoln and Tom Carper and a group of 15-20 "bleu dog" democrats are aligning as a loose coalition and threatening to obstruct the President's agenda. These Democratic "moderates" plan to focus on deficit reduction and fiscal responsibility -- familiar refrains from the Republican's failed policies.
CONSERVADEM Evan Bayh On the "Spending" Bill:
To paraphrase Rachel: Now you are finding your voice,
your dissent, your bravery!
The Republicans always increase the debt faster than Democratic Presidents.
Obama's plan cuts taxes for 95% of working Americans
But do you know what tax rate the wealthiest Americans paid on the top portion of their earnings at the end of Ronald Reagan's first term? 50%.
Under Richard Nixon? 70%. Under Dwight Eisenhower? 91%!
Obama is proposing a top rate lower than Reagan's first term, lower than Nixon's, lower than Eisenhower's, and lower than FDR's when he pulled us out of the Great Depression. More.Republicans don't represent "conservative values."