Bararck, I'd settle for just 'a little better is yet to come.'

A re-elected President Barack Obama offered the view in his victory speech Tuesday night that ""We have fought our way back and we know in our hearts that for the United States of America, the best is yet to come."

I'm not sure what "best" he has in mind, but apparently 50 percent of Americans who voted for him do. So, congratulations, Mr. President. Those of us on the 48 percent side might have our own idea of what the "best" is, but we hope that we can work together to get a little bit better when it comes to restoring the economy, cutting the national debt and keeping America the beacon for those throughout the world seeking the blessings of liberty.

It strikes me that in seeking the "best," we have bogged down in the worst. As the old saying goes, "Don't let the perfect get in the way of the good." For example, if we are to make millionaires and billionaires pay their "fair share" of taxes, let's apply it to millionaires and billionaires, and not to someone whose small business is squeezing by with $250,000 gross income.

There are other ways to compromise too, but for that to happen we need  gracious winners and losers to meet somewhere in the middle.  If we can't, the cliff awaits, which we'll all go over the edge together.



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    Glad you pointed out the small business thing... wish everyone ran a small business and knew how little $250,000 a year in gross profits is when you have to pay taxes and everyone's wages and salaries and benefits off that

  • If you are on that Cliff you are trespassing and must pay a fine thank you.

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