Obama’s coming to town…hide your valuables!

Well, not coming to town, coming to Congress. The White House says not to get any high expectations.  WH leaks says that he wants to spend another $300Billion and some “tax cuts.”  

Well, they’re not tax cuts. You’ll pay the same amount.  No, all Obama wants to do is cut the tax withholding rate.  The democrats call it a payroll tax. It isn’t. It’s just a reduction of your pre-payment on your income taxes.

Yes, you’ll see a bit more in your paycheck. Comes tax time, however, you’ll have to furnish the difference between the withholding rate and the actual tax rate out of your pocket.  If you have plans for a tax return, it’ll be gone or reduced.  So, you see, it isn’t a tax cut at all.

 According to people familiar with the White House deliberations, two of the biggest measures in the president’s proposals for 2012 are expected to be a one-year extension of a payroll tax cut for workers and an extension of expiring jobless benefits. Together those two would total about $170 billion.

That’s what democrats call a tax cut—cutting the withholding rate of payroll deductions and expired unemployment.

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell predicted Obama’s Thursday night speech to Congress on jobs legislation would include “more of the same failed approach that’s only made things worse over the past few years.” 

The White House has been downplaying expectations.  As soon as a date was agreed upon, the White House has been a sieve of information.  What is Obama’s strategy? More of the same.

The leaks have worked.  A number of congressmen from both Houses are saying they aren’t coming.  Why bother? It a “same old, same old.”

More Republicans skipping Obama’s jobs speech

When President Obama delivers his address on a new job-creation plan to a joint session of Congress on Thursday, he won’t be speaking to a sold-out crowd. Several lawmakers are still determining whether it is worth their time to stay in Washington to hear the president, and some are already planning to skip it.

Republican Rep. Paul Broun of Georgia is the latest to announce that he will not be attending, and will instead watch the speech from his office across the street. During the speech, Broun will post his comments about Obama’s remarks on Twitter, a tradition he keeps during State of the Union addresses.
“Dr. Broun will not be attending President Obama’s joint address, but he looks forward to hearing the president’s proposal for job creation,” Broun spokeswoman Meredith Griffanti told The Ticket. “Dr. Broun will instead watch the speech from his office where he will host a live town hall via Twitter to interact with his constituents.”
Broun remained in his office during Obama’s State of the Union address in January, providing his own commentary on the social networking website throughout the speech.
“Mr. President, you don’t believe in the Constitution. You believe in socialism,” one of Broun’s tweets read. 
Illinois Republican Rep. Joe Walsh was the first to announce his intentional absence last week, saying he didn’t want to act as a “prop” for Obama’s speech.

In the upper chamber, South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint, a member of the Senate Tea Party Caucus, told Jon Karl of ABC News that he “probably” won’t show up either.

“If he sent a written proposal over first, I would go hear him explain it, but frankly right now I’m so frustrated I don’t think I’m going to go,” DeMint told ABC News. “I can’t imagine too many Americans wanting to hear another speech with no real plan attached.”

My feeling is that more people will be watching the NFL season opener than watching Obama shoot of off his mouth. 

Note:  my editor, Mrs. Crucis, was late reviewing my post.  So I’ll leave my typo above in place.  Usually she finds my misspellings and typing errors before you have a chance to see them.