Re: Does Barack Obama lack leadership?
Obama wants to keep the tax break for families making less than $250,000 a year. But the republicans staunchly against it. The news interviewed a man who owns two flower shops and had income over $250,000 a year and with Obama's plan, he would have to pay $8,000 more tax a year. He said this would make him lay off employees. Not because his business would slow down but only because he has to compensate having to pay more tax. it does not matter that he will not suffer much from paying $8,000 more. He does not care someone works for him will suffer a lot more because of his selfishness AND THIS IS THE POLICY OF REPUBLICANS. It's OK the peasants are paid peanuts for hard work while the rich gets richer.
There are employers who are in the same situation and do not mind paying more but their voices were ignored by Mr. Boehner and his fellow Republicans.