Just a little look here at what’s happening across the pond in Europe with cut…Cut…CUT…thing….
If John Boehner hasn’t look over his shoulder….
He might want to….
As I’ve pointed out earlier today here…
Compromise and slowing down on the layoff’s is the way to go….
The politician’s in Euorpe are getting the message the hard way over there….
And just yesterday France’s new President got some backing from merkel when he talked stimulus instead to cutting….
The New Greek government will be talking the same….
But ole John Boehner is going the opposite way, eh?
Maybe he DOES want Romney to lose?
One of the most powerful messages that U.S. politicians have delivered to voters over the past few years is the warning that the nation will “become Greece” if it doesn’t lower its debt and deficit. But now voters in Greece and across Europe are sending back a warning of their own.
American elites are fond of describing the nation they represent as exceptional. But the language of reelection is universal — and bipartisan.
“Off with their heads,” said Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) when asked about the message European voters were sending.
Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) both said the European elections are a frequent topic of conversation among senators. “Every bill up here is a ‘jobs’ bill. It’s your job,” said Graham. “I guess the question is, how much do you want the job?”
Sunday’s rebuke to Merkel in North Rhine-Westphalia, home to some 18 million Germans, came a week after French voters tossed out President Nicolas Sarkozy and elected socialist François Hollande, a symbol of the anti-austerity movement. And that followed electoral rebukes to the ruling coalitions in Spain, Greece, Holland, Britain and Italy.
Trickett, who was previously a parliamentary aide to then-Prime Minister Gordon Brown, said that although elections are “complex,” he was sure the government’s handling of the economy was a major factor in recent losses.
“There is no doubt that at the front of people’s minds was that the austerity measures are not working. That does explain the election result,” he said.
In the United Kingdom, where voters tend to behave most similarly to those in the United States, the governing Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition that took power in 2010 has defined itself by its mission to cut the budget deficit by imposing spending cuts across public services. Despite falling living standards and rising unemployment, the Conservative Party had largely managed to sustain the near 37 percent approval rating it secured at the time of the general election — high by British standards because of the parliamentary system.
However, following the party’s 2012 budget, which included a headline-grabbing tax cut for the wealthiest Britons, and news that the UK had slipped back into recession, its poll rating plummeted below 30 percent for the first time since 2004. This slip in support was reflected in local council elections in May, when both the Conservatives and the Lib Dems suffered heavy losses.
Overall, the Conservatives lost 405 council seats while the Lib Dems lost 336. By contrast, the Labour Party gained 823 councillors. Labour secured a 38 percent national share of the vote, while the Tories received just 31 percent.
Labour MP Trickett’s advice for Obama and the Democrats? Even though he is the one in office, the president must “capture the spirit of insurgency against austerity” in his fight against Mitt Romney…..Share on Facebook