Obama Eviscerates Republicans with Their Own Job Creator Argument

President Obama has once again outmaneuvered his Republican opposition by using their own job creator talking point against them.

Here is the video from NBC News:

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Mitt Romney and the Republicans in Congress consistently argue that we can’t raise taxes on the job creators. Today, President Obama turned that argument on its ear by saying we must lower taxes for 97% of small businesses.

Obama said, “What we should do is give middle class families and small business owners a guarantee that their taxes won’t go up next year. When families have the security of knowing that their taxes won’t go up, they’re more likely to spend, and more likely grow the economy. When small business owners have certainty on taxes and can play ahead, they’re more likely to hire and create new jobs, and that benefits all of us.”

The president praised the Senate for passing tax cuts for everybody but the top two percent and explained, “That means 98 percent of Americans won’t see their income taxes go up next year. That means that 97 percent of small businesses wouldn’t see their income taxes go up next year. Not a single dime.”

Near the end of remarks Obama mentioned small businesses again, “Let’s at least work on what we agree on. Let’s keep taxes low on 98 percent of Americans, and we can argue about the other 2 percent. Let’s keep taxes low on 97 percent of small businesses, and we can argue about the other 3 percent.”

President Obama also pointed out that everybody, even millionaires, will get a tax cut on their first $250,000 earned.

The president took the Republicans’ job creators argument for why we must extend the Bush tax cuts, and used it against them for refusing to cut taxes for 97% of small businesses. Obama was expanding his advantage on the tax cut issue into new territory by trying to expose who the Republicans are really trying to enrich with their obstruction.

Obama specifically accused the House GOP of taking cuts for 98% of Americans and 97% of small businesses hostage. The Republicans have done their best to paint President Obama as anti-business with their failed you didn’t build that attack, but Obama keeps responding by pushing Republicans deeper into unpopular territory.

The president took the Republican job creator argument, and wielded it as weapon of equality and fairness against them. Obama is going to make Republicans explain why they are willing to increase taxes on 97% of job creators in order to protect the wealthiest three percent.

Obama is redefining the Republicans’ own talking point, and the GOP never saw it coming.

25 Replies to “Obama Eviscerates Republicans with Their Own Job Creator Argument”

  1. Too bad he didn’t stress this basic truth 3 years ago. On the other hand, he did let them paint themselves into a corner, which may have been a strategic move on his part, knowing they would never support logic and reason anyway. Now they have less than 100 days to come up with a counter move. Which they haven’t got.

  2. THIS IS NEITHER GOP OR DEMOCRAT PRINCIPLE. IT’S TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN, BUT I WILL SAY THIS, DID U KNOW THAT BY THE END OF OBAMA’S TERM, THAT HE WILL HAVE SPENT MORE $$$ THAN ALL THE PRESIDENTS FROM GEORGE WASHINGTON – BILL CLINTON COMBINED ($6 TRILLION+)! MAYBE THAT WOULD EXPLAIN PART OF THE REASON WHY 20 YO ARE LIVING WITH THEIR PARENTS. NAHHHH, WHAT WOULD DEFICIT SPENDING HAVE TO DO WITH THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE? LIKE I SAID, TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN, BUSH SPENT $4 TRILLION+ ON POINTLESS NEVER ENDING WARS AND BANKER BAILOUTS! AND IF NOBODY HAS NOTICED OBAMA HAS CONTINUED BUSH’S POLICIES. LIKE I SAY TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN. PEOPLE NEED TO LEARN ABOUT OUR MONETARY SYSTEM AND MONETARY HISTORY, AFTER ALL IT’S ONLY HALF OF EVERY TRANSACTION AND RESPONSIBLE FOR EVERY WAR, BUT I WOULD GUESS THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE THINK IT’S BECAUSE OF TERRORISTS.

  3. Triangulation. Looks like Obama’s taking a page out of the Big Dog (Clinton) playbook. Fuckin’ GENIUS!

    This guy has mastered three-level chess. The GOP barely has a working knowledge of checkers.

  4. Repubs don’t see themselves for what they truly are. They show what they truly are tho on a daily basis. They hide nothing. Its so plain to see who is out for the people and who is clearly not.
    Can Iask you rightwingers why you would vote for someone who is planning to make you suffer even more by taxing YOU but not the RICH. As if they need any more money. What is wrong with the GOP that they care not about people. And what is wrong with their constituency that they care not who they elect as a president. Even a mean greedy self absorbed man like romney who LIES EVERY SINGLE DAY! How do you people justify that and call yourselves all knowing?

  5. PAM I beg of you to stop watching FOX. You sound like the biggest bumbling idiot with your LIES that FOX HAS BEEN SPEWING SINCE OBAMA BECAME PRESIDENT. Please go where the ignorant have to lie to justify themselves. Go to FOX AND STAY THERE. PLEASE! I have no patience for hard core ignorance. FOX HAS TAUGHT YOU WELL. YOU ARE DUMBED DOWN just like they like em. 1 less to worry about for the GOP. They have your vote. You poor pathetic fool.

  6. Bush started the whole LIE to go to WAR and let millions of Americans and Iraqis die for his lie to show what a big bad cowboy he was.HE AND ONLY HE AND CHENEY RUINED THIS COUNTRY. STOP BLAMING THIS PRESIDENT. Romney is a spoiled rich kid too like Bush..they can do whatever they want. They feel nothing because they have more money than you will ever see in your lifetime. YOU DO NOT MATTER. YOU DIDN;T MATTER TO BUSH. See how he took your jobs, savings and everything else.

  7. Pam, Do you know the difference between fact and opinion (or just plain fiction)? President Obama has actually spent far less than any other president. Don’t just post what you heard. There are several independent fact checkers who have no political axe to grind.

  8. Turn the caps off and then actually research the information your “screaming” about because most if not all of what you posted is wrong.

  9. I remember President Obama asking the republicans about a year ago … “Are you sure that’s where you want to go with this?”

    And something to the effect of: “Is that really where you want to take this? Because if so, I think America is ready to have that conversation.”

  10. Lady, I don’t know what you’ve been, drinking, smoking or snorting but you are an absolute I-D-I-O-T!!! Typical of right wing(nuts), you wouldn’t know truth or fact if it bit you on the ass. Maybe you should just turn Fux Noise OFF, turn El Limpballs OFF, learn how to research and, maybe, graduate the sixth grade before you attempt conversing with rational, THINKING adults again.

  11. Still paying for two stupid wars, Medicare Part B, a tax cut that benefits millionaires and billionaires.

    Oh well…..

  12. Romney, Ryan and their tea party republican disciples don’t realize that they are sitting in a corner waiting for the paint to dry while their house is burning down around them.

    In an election where correct thinking, rational people will vote for someone like Romney simply because he isn’t Obama, something has gone radicaly wrong with our political system. I don’t think Jefferson, Washington, Madison, etc. could have ever envisioned something like this ridiculous nonsense we are witnessing today.

  13. Did you know Pam that you’re a sociopathic liar?

    Yeah that’s what your claim that Obama will have spent more then every other previous president combined is..nothing but a sociopathic lie.

  14. President Obama is one hundred percent right! Middle class American’s do not need their taxes raised, period! Let the impending sequestration take effect ans see just how hard the Congress can work! It seems that the TEA-Republicans have backed themselves into a bad spot as this impending sequestration and jobs loss will be blamed directly on them and their confrontational agreement. I would go so far as to say, Obama has the big stick in this equation while the opposition try to maneuver their way around this. Every TEA-Republican across the nation will blame Obama, when the truth is the TEA-Republican parties controlled Congress agreed to this. One of the biggest leaders of the TEA-Republican leadership is John Cornyn. Over and above this issue is today’s federal appeals court upholding the rulings of the EPA that heat trapping gasses from industry and automobiles endanger public health, further that the Clean Air Act requires the federal government to impose limits once it has determined emissions are causing harm.

  15. Republican mathematics at its best Pam. That is to say that 1 + 1 equals whatever I say it does as long as it makes Obama look bad. Try some facts in the future or at least remotely plausible lies.

  16. too bad this turd just got caught exporting jobs to china himself with his own companies
    and he doesn’t even realize that the 50% of the population doesn’t even pay their taxes
    so this man in general is a moron and a hypocrite and has no idea how to create jobs in the first place
    how about this dummies
    we have the strongest economy in the world
    why don’t you stop spending all of the money we produce?

  17. Pam has no clue what facts are. The all caps typing is a dead giveaway for RW lunatic fringe radial foaming at the mouth. Stop watching FIXED news and grow a few brain cells, then you’ll know you & Fixed news are both full of it, and it’s not pretty.

  18. Everybody pays taxes in America, Sean. Even multi millionaires like Myth Robme pay taxes of all sorts but some people who make barely enough to buy foo & shelter get a deduction. What did you want them to pay taxes and let their hungry kids go hungry so greedy monsters like Myth can get more tax cuts $ so they can buy another airplane or so they can invest in jobs to China, India, ship their money to stimulate foreign countries which weakens our economy? You’re an enemy of America and all decent Americans.

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