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Night and Day, “Obama on raising taxes on the middle class” edition

B.O. and Plugs both told us during the campaign in 2008 they wouldn’t raise taxes of any kind (cigarette, energy, income, etc.) on those making $200k $250k dollar-amount-du-jour-pulled-from-their-nether-regions, didn’t they?  Yes, they did:

Obama made a firm tax pledge during the presidential campaign, repeating it numerous times in the weeks and months leading up to Election Day: no tax increases for individuals making less than $200,000 a year or couples making less than $250,000.

“Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes,” Obama told a crowd in Dover, N.H., last year.

Even today’s story reminds people of that:

Obama repeatedly vowed during the 2008 presidential election campaign that he would not raise taxes on individuals making less than $200,000 and households earning less than $250,000 a year. When senior White House economic adviser Lawrence H. Summers and Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner suggested in August that the administration might be open to going back on that pledge, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs quickly reiterated the president’s promise.

What sayeth President Training Wheels now?

President Barack Obama said he is “agnostic” about raising taxes on households making less than $250,000 as part of a broad effort to rein in the budget deficit.

Obama, in a Feb. 9 Oval Office interview, said that a presidential commission on the budget needs to consider all options for reducing the deficit, including tax increases and cuts in spending on entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare.

“The whole point of it is to make sure that all ideas are on the table,” the president said in the interview with Bloomberg BusinessWeek, which will appear on newsstands Friday. “So what I want to do is to be completely agnostic, in terms of solutions.”

It’s almost as if he’s a big government statist who’d rather raise our taxes than rein in spending or something.  Actually, it’s exactly like that.

You know, if I didn’t know any better, I’d swear that B.O. is a shameless liar who will say anything to get elected and then totally ignore his own words after doping the electorate!


February 11, 2010 - Posted by | big government, economic ignorance, Night and Day, Obama, taxes


  1. “So what I want to do is to be completely agnostic, in terms of solutions.”

    Translation: Voting PRESENT…..again.

    Comment by Kanaka Girl | February 11, 2010

  2. September 12: I can make a firm pledge. Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes.

    March 31: “Smokers are gasping at higher cigarette and cigar prices as the largest federal tobacco tax increase in history takes effect.”

    Once again, an Obama pledge is as firm as soup.

    Comment by TheBad | February 11, 2010

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