Finished goal of running the distance of 2,080 miles from Lafayette, LA to Washington D.C and back!!! 339.1 miles

0.0 miles run this week.
Daily running average for the week is 0.00 miles per day.
Total amount run in the past 800 days is 2,419.1 miles.
Daily running average overall is 3.02 miles per day.

Day321 Saturday 07/16/11

ran 2.9 miles
Our president recently claimed that “80% of Americans want higher taxes” for the debt reduction plan Democrats and Republicans have been fighting over. I don’t know where Obama is getting his numbers from but 80% seems outrageously manufactured. If you were to ask Americans if they wanted cherry pie, I don’t think 8o% would say yes to even that. But 80% of our country wants higher taxes? In the recently quoted words of Joe Biden, “C’mon, man!”

Republicans quickly pointed to other polls, which reflect far less support for tax hikes. For example, Rasmussen Reports shows that 55% of Americans are opposed to new taxes as part of a debt reduction deal. Not only does the majority of those surveyed frown upon new taxes, but those who favor the tax increases are nearly only half of the number Barack Obama embellished.

"I hope [Republicans are] not just listening to lobbyists and special interests ... I hope they're listening to the American people as well."

I hope so, too, Mr. President. I hope they are not listening to your lobbyists, special interests, or your ideas. And, apparently they are not because our Republican leaders do not seem to be budging on raising taxes and that is, in fact, what half if not more of Americans actually want them to do, and they are listening.

1,127.4 miles to go.

1 comment:

  1. Bill O'rielly of Fox News had some good points on this issue.

    He says that tax loop holes should be closed and that spending should be reduced.