"liberal columnist Mark Shields calls (Holtz-Eakin) "one of the most intellectually honest men in Washington." I agree.........he was absolutely calm, informative, and fair. It was impossible for Blitzer to argue Holtz-Eakin's logic, that was clear.
There was a young woman with Wolf who kept telling viewers "All (ALL) experts agree we need to raise taxes"...then they showed Bill Clinton on one of the Sunday morning shows saying it was an "insult to the rich to tell them they don't need to pay more." ?? Meanwhile, Holtz-Eakin totally negates those two statements, but CNN kept trying............. But, as I say, to their credit, they DID have this guy on.
As for Obama; Are you getting just a little tired of the Class Warfare he's instigated and perpetuates? If this wasn't a CAMPAIGN SPEECH, there can't be a better one. What kind of presidential conciliation attempt is it when he continues to lecture and practically verbally SPANK them like children every time he opens his mouth because, according to him, they just don't seem to get it!? ("We can't continue to put party before the country"....very effective campaign speech) It's also VERY effective to his base and the poor (who pay no income tax and know it, but...) to hear his tone of voice, supposedly so "in earnest", so "don't they GET it?" , so "I'm with the REAL PEOPLE" but, how's that work in reality? And do Americans who adore Obama care?
Like Holtz-Eakin said on CNN, it's SPENDING which is the source of deficit, not "not enough taxes."
They must address spending.
Did you hear Obama talk about how we must create an environment where companies will want to stay here and not go overseas? Really? How about Immelt, his big friend who was invited to sit with Michelle Obama during the last JOBS SPEECH? Immelt, who's sending more and more to CHINA? How about the damage of unions?
"ALL the burden is on ORDINARY AMERICANS!" "I don't like paying taxes, either, but I know I have to.." We can't have "My way or the highway" "I was encouraged to hear Boehner say......but then he resorted to his 'my way or the highway' again!" OH, poor pitiful Republicans, they just can't do ANYTHING right.
Were you able to force yourself to listen to Obama's speech as I was? It was tough, believe me........but we need to see what's going on. On the other hand; nothing new. And nothing toward conciliation. But a great campaign speech to the uninformed.