Monday, January 25, 2010
From “Spin Zone” to “Twilight Zone”!
OK, let me see if I get this correct. According to Obama’s senior advisors as well as Democrats in General, Coakley lost her election to Brown in “Blue Massachusetts” because of George Bush anger! The majority of voters, according to them, elected a Republican as the answer to that anger?
Is this spin or an episode of the “twilight zone?
According to a NY Times article, Obama will address the nation with his first “State of the Union” address to say the following:
President Obama will propose in his State of the Union address a package of modest initiatives intended to help middle-class families, including tax credits for child care, caps on some student loan payments and a requirement that companies let workers save automatically for retirement, senior administration officials said Sunday.
On December 30, 2009, this is what Coakley stated as her campaign goals”:
“Democratic US Senate candidate Martha Coakley outlined a tax plan yesterday that she said would benefit the middle class and small businesses and not the wealthy, who she argues have been unfairly helped by Bush-era tax cuts.
Coakley said she wants to make permanent a $2,500 college tax credit, called the American Opportunity Tax Credit, for low-income and middle-class families. She also wants to increase the tax credit for child and dependent care, to help offset the costs of day care.
In addition, Coakley proposed making permanent the federal research and development tax credit for companies and research institutes, as well as increasing money for micro loans made by the Small Business Administration and enacting other tax credits for businesses that invest in hiring and training new employees.
“We must provide a targeted infusion of tax relief to the middle class and to small businesses to support them and continue to move us out of this difficult economy,’’ Coakley, the state’s attorney general, said in a statement.
On January 19, 2010, David Axelrod (eve of the MA loss of Coakley) said the following:
““We’re not on this ideological jag and we’re not going to follow the route that their party seems to be going. We want constructive ideas to improve the lives of people and improve the middle-class, and that’s what we’re going to pursue.”
Judging by Axelrod’s comments, expect the president to refer often to the middle-class in his State of the Union address next week.
Asked about the unexpected contest in Massachusetts, Axelrod spoke of “an awful lot of anxiety among middle-class Americans, and that’s not exactly a revelation to us; that’s the reason we are here. People felt they weren’t being heard. They felt that their concerns are not the concerns of people here in Washington.”
Middle Class “sandwich”
Obama will propose immediate child care tax credits as well as “in-home” elderly care tax credits to help his “middle class” burden.
This nice description of the “middle class sandwich” is a disguised “quid pro quo” payment of a massive cash infusion to the SEIU. SEIU union is the recipient of the “in home” care workers as well as “child care workers”.
SEIU is the fastest-growing union in North America. Focused on uniting workers in three sectors to improve their lives and the services they provide, SEIU is:
The largest healthcare union, with more than 1.1 million members in the field, including nurses, LPNs, doctors, lab technicians, nursing home workers, and home care workers
The largest property services union, with 225,000 members in the building cleaning and security industries, including janitors, security officers, superintendents, maintenance workers, window cleaners, and doormen and women.
The second largest public services union, with more than 1 million local and state government workers, public school employees, bus drivers, and child care providers
The SEIU trifecta:
SEIU was firmly on board with the Obamacare bill for one reason and one reason only – expansion of the SEIU “health care workers” union representation.
When Brown won and Democrats started to talk about abandonment of the plan, SEIU President Andy Stern brought the “baseball” bat out to threaten the white house with 2010 election help.
Obama decided to throw a bone back in Stern’s direction to declare the health care bill alive (albeit on life support) and that he would fight the good fight. In the meantime, he threw SEIU a “Child Care, In-Home Health care” bone with immediate tax dollars in their direction in the guise of a “middle class sandwich” argument. This argument was the exact platform of Coakley that did not resonate with “the Blue State” of Massachusetts. I will remind them again that the same “Democratic and Independent” voters that rejected that argument and sided with the Republican vision (of which the Republicans were outnumbered in registered voters 4 to 1).
This author will see if what Axelrod and Obama have been alluding to in the run up to the “State of the Union” comes to fruition. If so, it has become abundantly clear that they did not receive a “wake up call” from America and their “business as usual” (ram health care down our throats while enriching their thug friends) attitude of arrogance that we are stupid and do not see what is happening. It will be obvious they underestimate us.