Associated Press Blames “Unyielding Republicans” For “Doing What Voters Ask”


This is, in fact, a real headline:


We can laugh, but there’s a bit of unintentional truth in this. Americans voters have become schizophrenic. They want big, expansive government with lots of programs, but they also don’t want to pay for it.

They vote accordingly, and what we’re left with is gridlocked government.

At some point, something is going to have to give. Either we face the music and put in place massive tax hikes (which still wouldn’t alleviate our budget deficit), or we admit that we’ve created more government than we can afford.

Rob Port is the editor of In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters.

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  • JoeMN

    Yet according to the “generous” party that will give you everything you want, (along with stuff you don’t even know you want yet)we are going to do it AND balance the budget by taxing the rich

    After all, as the Marxist Michael Moore said, “the country is “awash” in cash”

  • WOOF

    Look at those people. They are overwhelmingly seniors.
    They paid for their Social Security and Medicare with years of work.
    Those who want them to sacrifice when GE, Facebook, Exxon, Apple,
    Goldman Sachs, CitiBankpay, pay NO TAX will reap the whirlwind.

    • mickey_moussaoui

      GE, Facebook, Exxon, Apple,
      Goldman Sachs, CitiBankpay, pay NO TAX will reap the whirlwind.
      thanks for playing you stupid phuck woof

      “Facebook Gets a Multibillion-Dollar Tax Break”
      read it here:

      • WOOF

        “THANKS TO OBAMA “?

        • $16179444

          who else? oh wait, let me guess……Bush, Tea Party, Palin, Fox News.

          • WOOF

            Yet you want to cut “entitlements”.

        • mickey_moussaoui

          seriously puppers, ask warren buffet about the sweetheart deal he got for his railroad.
          the uber rich OWN obama, the champion of the middle class…hahahaha

        • Geoff Bosse

          Funny you mention GE woffie. Jeffrey immelt is/was CEO of GE and paid no taxes all the while leading Obama as his jobs czar and promoting the rich should pay their fair share while paying nothing on his own

          • WOOF

            Yet you want to cut “entitlements”

          • Geoff Bosse

            Yes entitlements need to be brought under control, but my point to you is the double standard of the administration on the tax issue which you so vehemently support

      • JoeMN

        So I guess the left does believe lower taxes promotes economic growth.

        It’s just that they get to decide who grows.

    • silverstreak

      You mean like Obama’s raise taxes on the rich poster child Warren Buffett,
      who owes $1billion in back taxes and has been fighting the IRS for over 10 years?
      However…I’m confident that Buffett’s tax problems will be resolved in the near future if they haven’t already.

  • awfulorv

    We must have some form of a fair flat tax…

  • $8194357
  • flamemeister

    We are well past the point where “massive tax hikes” can help anything, but they would certainly make things worse.

  • Snarkie

    The article is about them standing up to Obama. What. The. F***. Are. You. Complaining. About?

    • mickey_moussaoui

      complaining about the double standards that our commie prez has

  • Waski_the_Squirrel

    The voters never think about who pays for their services. Some think the rich will pay for it. Others think “the government” will pay for it without thinking closely about where that money comes from. The beauty of automatic withholding of income tax from our paychecks is that we never feel the sting of writing that check.

    People like cuts in the abstract, but never the specifics.