David Plouffe, Obama's Senior Adviser and campaign manager said several things that I couldn't believe. One of them really stuck out. He said that we must raise the debt ceiling from time to time. Excuse Me!!! Is it official Obama policy to go deeper and deeper in debt? Am I getting this right??? A couple of other things that stuck out was that he claimed that taxes must be raised to help the Middle Class taxpayer deal with higher fuel prices and food prices. This to me means that inflation is not only acceptable but something this administration has no intention on dealing with. Instead they intend on offsetting this by soaking what they claim are the targeted rich. The Fat-Cats. For some reason I don't believe them when they say this. It seems that every policy Obama pushes down our throats ends up hurting the Middle Class taxpayer when they claim it's only hurting the rich. I have a novel idea: Why does anyone have to be hurt???? Is this all about getting even with someone who has what you don't have? Must the rich and the successful be under constant attack in this country? Explain to me how everything becomes better once we make those fat bastards pay a price for simply being well off. The problem that many on the left never want to face is when you soak the rich they end up making consumers pay for their higher taxes. Instead of punishing the rich the rich move their factories and their businesses to other countries. They pass on higher government fees to people that buy their products. Another problem that continually seems to arise is once you grant the government the power to take more of your money the ceiling of what is considered to be rich tends to float and eventually encompasses more and more of us. Eventually everyone but non-taxpayers get the shaft. A prime example is what has happenedf in the UK. Their VAT started out at single digits and is currently 20%. This is bound to happen here with any new tax you allow these politicians to have. They will always spend more then they need and eventually higher taxes will hit all of us. So who really ends up paying for all of these giveaways to the poor? We all do. What we have seen since Obama took office is doubling of gas prices, a 30% increase in food prices in the last 6 months, and less money for ourselves. How selfish of us. It seems that the Democrats have always been and always will be irresponsible with our money. They ruin the economy, cause universal hardship and when they lose power the GOP does everything in their power to reverse all of the damage. And in the process the GOP gets demonized for their efforts, but they still do it like idiots without a second thought. They're accused of everything from killing kids to causing breast cancer. I don't see why they even bother. How any reasonable person could go along with this constant battle I'll never understand. Now the Obama Administration has made it clear they want to drive us even deeper into debt by raising the debt ceiling "from time to time". I see no end to this. The only way we can afford to do all of the things that Democrats claim we must do is going to drive up the debt. First pay it down, then worry about those poor Cowboy Poets. Discuss.