Krauthammer: Obama’s Not Trying to Fix Our Fiscal Problems, He’s Trying to Destroy Republicans (Video)

Charles Krauthammer weighed in on the ongoing fiscal talks in Washington DC on Special Report:

“Obama’s proposal to raise rates on the rich is a triviality…It would reduce the deficit from $1.1 trillion to $1.02 trillion. Eight cents on the dollar. It’s nothing. It’s lunch money. It’s a rounding error. And yet it’s all that we’re hearing. He’s not trying to fix our fiscal problems, he’s trying to destroy Republicans.”


And Republicans are helping him.

Get news like this in your Facebook News Feed,
Gateway Pundit

Facebook Comments

Disqus Comments

  • Patty

    Anything and anyone who stands in his way he will roll over. No daylight, just keeps messing with Republicans over and over again.

    Obama had to win this election because he didn’t want to be upped by Bush. Obama is a campaign and when there is not Election left we are left with an incompetent.

  • http://savingtherepublic.com SavingtheRepublic.com

    Mark Levin thundered away today saying 0bama’s goal is to destroy republicans and capitalism.
    By the way if you haven’t figured it out yet, WHEN the Emperor raises taxes on the rich it will really be a tax increase on the middle class and the poor!

  • Patty

    And yet it’s all that we’re hearing. He’s not trying to fix our fiscal problems, he’s trying to destroy Republicans.”

    AND THIS NATION!!

  • Pingback: Krauthammer: Obama’s Not Trying to Fix Our Fiscal Problems, He’s Trying to Destroy Republicans (Video) | Born Conservative()

  • FurryGuy

    Destroying Republicans is only a side-effect of his rapacious plan to topple the US.

  • myohmy

    The DNC run media will be the republicans greatest enemies.

  • Fu#k Obama

    Imam Obama will not have to work that hard at it, they are destroying themselves right before our eyes.

    Rand Paul 2016…..

  • shadow

    Oh, partisan hacks say the darndest things.

  • Patty

    FYI
    Homeowners’ mortgage interest deduction could be trimmed

    http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_22076881?source=rss

    Something else to kill the middle class homeowners.

  • Lady Mondegreen

    At this point Krauthammer has about as much credibility as Karl Rove. Wake me when he says something new or important.

  • KJB

    Then why are we even trying to play along? Why don’t the Republicans let the Democrats draft everything themselves and abstain from voting when it comes up for a vote? That is what I would do. That way nothing can be tied to the Republicans. They can’t blame us for not giving enough tax cuts or choosing the wrong government programs to cut or whatever else they are going to lay at our feet.

    Just stay out of it completely. Ask the Democrats what they want, and let ’em have it.

  • Patty

    HELPFUL CHART: The idiocy of raising taxes on “the rich” (and by that, they mean small business owners)
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-XLfDzhZCHqk/ULLS8f2EMwI/AAAAAAABBMU/K_RKIvYDZ2Q/s1600/121125-tax-rates2.gif

    Considering the Democrat establishment and the media (but I repeat myself) are engaged in an annoying, fact-free debate over tax rates and government receipts, I figured ‘hey, why not do the job antique media should be doing?’

    In this case, use actual “data” and “history” to come to some conclusions. Yes, out of the box thinking, I know.

    Using data culled from the Tax Policy Center and the National Taxpayer’s Union, I’ve plotted out a historical picture of individual tax rates on the highest wage-earners vs. individual tax receipts received by the federal government.

    So what do facts, logic and reason tell us?

    Here are some observations:

    • The Reagan tax cuts ignited the greatest explosion in receipts from individuals to the government in history. Even Bill Clinton was the beneficiary.

    • And Clinton also benefited from the the invention of the World-Wide Web, which touched off the tech boom during the nineties. The Clinton tax rate would have certainly suppressed growth had it not been for the coincidental occurrence of the tech boom and the massive spending on the Y2K (Year 2000) remediations that required investments of nearly a trillion dollars before the turn of the millenium.

    • After the 9/11 attacks had sucked half a trillion dollars out of the economy, the Bush tax cuts helped revive the economy. That is, until the Democrats’ grand experiment with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and subprime borrowers touched off the mortage meltdown.

    The government has a spending problem, not a revenue problem. And raising taxes on the most productive Americans — including the small businesses who employ 54 percent of the private sector — will have a debilitating effect on the economy.

    Of course, facts, logic, history and reason are all anathema to Democrats and the media, which is why you’ll never see any of these issues discussed.

    http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2012/11/helpful-chart-idiocy-of-raising-taxes.html

    http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2012/11/helpful-chart-idiocy-of-raising-taxes.html

  • Pingback: Krauthammer: Obama’s Not Trying to Fix Our Fiscal Problems, He’s Trying to Destroy Republicans (Video)Politifreak()

  • Indiana

    I wonder how bad the United States will have to get before the MSM regrets aiding and abeting Obama’s destruction of our great Nation? They’re going to wake up some morning and they’ll all be out of a job, because the only media allowed will be coming out of the White House.

  • GotFreedom

    “he’s trying to destroy Republicans”

    Truer words were never spoken. . .only problem is that cry baby Boehner and McConnell won’t pay attention to what Dr. Krauthammer is succinctly stating.

  • Digger

    He is not in the WH just to destroy republicans. He is out to destroy both America & Israel. He put us on a rocket sled to ruin with rampant spending and lit the fuse with socialized medicine. Once we hit the cliff, our military will be drastically slashed which leaves Israel in a very vulnerable position. The only thing that stood in his way was a handful of spineless repubs who could not muster enough intestinal fortitude to stand up to a Chicago street punk who had been brainwashed as a far-left radical. BO has shown nothing but contempt for Israel and is killing both countries and we let this happen.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    Krauthammer: Obama’s Not Trying to Fix Our Fiscal Problems, He’s Trying to Destroy Republicans

    No, the Republicans are doing that just fine on their own.

  • JT

    What possible strategy can the GOP come up with for a country that would re-elect an abject failure and habitual liar like Obama? If they fight back & the country fails, they will be blamed for employing scorched earth tactics for political gain. If the concede, the conservative base is further demoralized and weakened for the 2014 mid-terms. And will than have to share the blame for the poor economy that resulted from their concession.

    Not sure how capping deductions on home mortgages helps the real estate industry but that seems to be where the GOP is heading. Eliminating local & state taxes is a kick in the butt to. Just because it screws Californians more than Floridians doesn’t seem like much of justification. But those are 2 areas where they can raise some cash. But for what?

    I think scorched earth may play right into Obama’s hands for complete control in 2014 but don’t see much upside for the GOP to play any other hand.

  • shadow

    Of course, facts, logic, history and reason are all anathema to Democrats

    I love facts, logic and reason. Sadly, there was none of that to be had at your link. Just look at the chart that was presented. Revenue was increasing at a higher rate before Reagan cut taxes, and didn’t recover until Clinton restored the top rate to almost 40%. The rapid increase then continued until Reagan wanna-be, GWB cut taxes again.

    Did Clinton benefit from the Dot.Com bubble? Yes, for a while, until the bubble popped and we sank into a recession. Just like Bush benefitted from the housing bubble … for a while. Both created wealth out of thin air, or should I say, out of “excessive exuberence.”

  • shadow

    Just stay out of it completely. Ask the Democrats what they want, and let ‘em have it.

    Yeah, but what happens if it works. I don’t think the GOP wants to take that chance.

  • rolling thunder

    It wouldn’t take much for the Republicans to destroy themselves. With that vile Boehner in charge the party is sinking faster than a Beatles fan fleeing a Yoko Ono concert.

  • CT

    ‘Shadow’ is that code for troll?

  • Lily

    The media is the Democrats water carrier. They don’t care about truth. They are waging this war against the Republicans and against small government just like the dems are.

  • Lily

    Yeah, but what happens if it works. I don’t think the GOP wants to take that chance.

    Won’t work. The revenues that can come from the proposed tax increases on the ‘rich’ are just a drop in the bucket. But increasing the taxes will be a disincentive to invest and work. It’ll be another hit on the economy. But the middle class and poor will be hit hardest.

    All these sad democrat voters think there getting a comfy life out of their neighbors pockets – but the (not really funny) joke is really on them. The polititians will get richer and more powerful, and the economy sinks, taking the middle class and working class’ standard of living with it.

  • Ella

    Destroy Republicans? At what point is this going to be physical? As in what Hitler did to the Jews?

  • Objective Analysis

    Um, wrong again. Obama is destroying America and the American Dream. The republican progressives are not a party, they are part of the same Marxist, Fascist, Communist, Socialist, Statist piece of crap that exists right now to create this New World Order where every person is a ward of the state/government.

    People want socialism, you are going to get it.

  • Multitude

    Lots of Captain Obviousness in the mostly dead Republican party. Any idiot who’s studied Lenin has known Obama’s playbook. One party rule. Second revolution. Cluestick: the reason he’s still blaming Bush is that HE STILL IS CONSTRAINED BY BUSH’S REPUBLIC!

    All those comments overseas to dictators about how much he hates having a Congress and a Supreme Court? How he knows it’d be so much better if he was the sole sovereign? Second revolution takes care of that. It just looks different for a progressive. Second revolution without bloodshed (during the transition; after, is a much different matter as the progressives note that many in the middle class won’t go along with the program).

    This stuff keeps happening according to plans obvious to any who study their theory, yet the Republicans are fighting the wrong war.

    Prepare to lose. The right doesn’t have anyone who isn’t either already bought or competent.

  • Pingback: Krauthammer: Obama’s Not Trying to Fix Our Fiscal Problems, He’s Trying to Destroy Republicans (Video) | War Against Islam | Scoop.it()

  • Freddy

    Boehner needs to be very simple minded. He needs to pass 3 seperate bills.

    1) A bill that makes ALL of the ‘bush tax rates’ permanent.

    2) A bill that makes a permanent fix to the Alternative Minimum Tax.

    3) A bill to raise the debt ceiling by 500 billion.

    Once the house has passed these three bills Boehner should simple GO HOME! Let Obama and Reid explain why they cannot pass and sign any or all of these bills.

    Obama will then be totally responsible for failing to pass these bills and he will have to ‘take the blame’ if nothing is done.

  • shadow

    ‘Shadow’ is that code for troll?

    What is your definition of troll? Anyone that disagrees with the prevailing wisdom?

  • shadow

    Boehner needs to be very simple minded.

    I think you’re in luck.

  • vityas

    Since CK hasn’t been exactly helping Republicans for the last number of years, I’d say he’s an authority on this.

  • bobdog

    Seems easy enough. Give Obama tax increases in the same amount as the actual spending reductions he agrees to, spread over the same period that he allows for savings to occur.

    If he offers $800 in savings over a ten year period, agree to $800 in tax increases over a ten year period.

    Seems like the spirit of compromise and bi-partisan collegiality to me.

  • Rose

    They need to vote “present” and let the chips fall where they may. Repubs will be blamed no matter——- let him own it. Yes, there will be another Recession—pain is the only thing going to change minds.

  • Cal

    Destroying Republicans would help quite a bit to fix our fiscal problems, since Republicans are the source of those problems.