On Tuesday, Obama is back to his same old tricks, as he opens up a new campaign to put pressure on congress to cut the federal debt “his way”, as he meets with labor leaders who want lawmakers to raise taxes on the rich while not slashing health benefits for the elderly.
Obama is kicking off a series of meetings with labor officials, businessmen, and congress. And by Wednesday, Obama will hold a news conference that will give him a chance to offer a framework of his plan through the lame duck session of congress. Obama still believes that since he won re-election, the voters sent him the message that they want taxes to rise. Hmm, he lied, cheated, and stole that election, he couldn’t win honestly, as he had no record to run on.
Meanwhile, House Speaker John Boehner said that he was will to raise revenue by closing tax loopholes, but doesn’t support raising taxes. When the Bush era tax cuts expire at the end of the year, that’s it, taxes go up for everyone. Economists have repeatedly warned Obama that tax hikes would bring on another recession, but still he refuses to listen.
So now he’s hoping these labor groups and businessmen will put pressure on congress to “accept” his way only. Besides meeting with AFL-CIO union President Richard Trumka, he is also meeting with Mary Kay Nenry president of the SEIU, and Lee Saunders, President of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, And Dennis Van Roekel of the NEA.
Also, it’s expected in attendance will be several progressive organizations including leaders for the Center for American Progress, the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities and MoveOn.org.
“At a time when we are workign to rebuild the working class, in our country, it’s time we asked everyone, including the wealthiest 2%, to pay their fair share,” said Peter Colavito, SEIU’s director of government relations.
On Wednesday Obama meets with a dozen CEOs from companies such as GE, Walmart, Ford and Chevron. These meetings all come before the one on Friday, which include the top 4 leaders of Congress before Obama on taxpayer money hops Air Force one, on a trip to asia over the Thanksgiving holiday.