"We don't see thing as they are, we see them as we are." ~ Anaïs Nin
President Obama sees things as leader who puts people first:
Sarah Palin sees them as a 12-year-old bully:
Alternet offers a sensible solution to the impasse:
Before any government shutdown–or drastic state and federal budget cuts – we should reverse huge tax cuts for the wealthy and deadbeat corporations.
When you hear politicians lament that “we’re broke,” consider this fact: If corporations and households with $1 million income paid at the same levels they did in 1961, the Treasury would collect an additional $716 billion a year – or $7 trillion over a decade.
Our communities are facing mammoth state and federal budget cuts because Congress has, in large part, failed to sufficiently tax America's millionaires and billionaires or prevent aggressive tax avoidance by multinational companies. The rest of us are paying to pick up the slack in budget cuts and future taxes.
Of course, Sarah Palin doesn't like the idea of taxing the rich. Perish the thought!
If, as Alternet suggests, the rich and the corporations were properly and fairly taxed, there would be plenty of peanuts to help balance the books and Sarah Palin would have to shut up her petulant mouth.