Danger, Democrats, danger: Two side-by-side stories on Drudge

by editor on March 23, 2011

We’re not quite sure what polling company the Democrats in Washington, DC are using, but they may want to put their research contract out to bid again.

We think these two stories, found side-by-side on Drudge, explain the risk they’re taking and the political realities they’re ignoring.

carlos alvarez

Fomer Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez learned a painful lesson: Raise taxes, raise the voters' ire

Here’s story #1:

Miami-Dade mayor ousted in recall vote; Anger over tax hike…

Voters swept Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez out of office by a stunning margin Tuesday, capping a dramatic collapse for a politician who was given increased authority by voters four years ago to clean up much-maligned county government but was ushered out in the largest recall of a local politician in U.S. history.

The spectacular fall from power comes after two years of missteps, ranging from granting top staffers big pay hikes to construction of a publicly funded stadium for the Florida Marlins to implementation of a property-tax rate increase that outraged an electorate struggling through an ugly recession.

Souce: MiamiHerald.com

And here’s story #2:

Mandatory Spending to Exceed all Federal Revenues — 50 Years Ahead of Schedule…

We have now gotten to the point — as I noted yesterday — where if national defense, interstate highways, national parks, homeland security, and all other discretionary programs somehow became absolutely free, we’d still have a budget deficit.

The White House Office of Management and Budget projects that in the current fiscal year (2011), mandatory spending alone will exceed all federal receipts. So even if we didn’t spend a single cent on discretionary programs, we still wouldn’t be able to balance our budget this year — let alone pay off any of the $14 trillion in debt that we have already accumulated.

Source: WeeklyStandard.com

Raise our taxes to compensate for your profligate spending, Democrats and you could soon find yourself standing behind Republican former Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez in the unemployment line.

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jukin

To a hammer the whole world is a nail. To a communist liberal there is but one solution, increase taxes and government regulations while giving higher salaries and benefits to public union employees.

They will never change.

They will never stop blaming others for their failed policies.

They will always maintain that 1+1=POTATO.

tommy
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20 percent pay reducution ! ALL STATE ALL FEDS !

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danybhoy

Only 20%?

RockingHorseGuy
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We gotta start somewhere.

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YT

I predict democrats will give a giant last minute boost to unemployment so they can enjoy the fruits of everyone else’s labor when they are bounced out on their asses.