- Jul 11, 2004
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By John Semmens: Semi-News A Satirical Look at Recent News
On the heels of the nations first ever credit downgrade, an angry President Obama embarked upon a campaign tour aimed at focusing voters wrath at what he dubbed the GOPs economic terrorism.
Opposition to my leadership imperils the very existence of the nation, Obama asserted. Voters must send a message to all the members of Congress that refusal to accommodate themselves to my program of transformational change wont be tolerated.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said he would be willing to consider accommodating the presidents program if he knew what it was. The most frustrating thing about the debt-ceiling negotiations is that the president never put forward a single new idea for reducing our nations debt, Boehner complained. Even now, after our credit rating has been downgraded, all he has to offer is more of the same wasteful spending that got us into the mess.
House Majority Leader, Eric Cantor (R-Va) called the presidents push for higher taxes and more regulations a recipe for disaster. Both of these policies raise the cost of doing business, Cantor pointed out. If it costs more to do business, less business will be done. Less business being done means fewer jobs and less tax revenue. This would only worsen the countrys economic and financial problems.
The president warned voters not to fall for the Republicans siren song of economic growth as the answer to all our ills. Are jobs really more important than a cleaner environment? Should prosperity be preferred to a broader equality? Shouldnt we all be willing to bear the burdens of shared sacrifice for a future that is cleaner and fairer?
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