Washington Post Notices Obama Tax Pledges Might Get Broken

I’d probably be a bit more impressed if this was published during the week, instead of a Saturday

During last year’s campaign, President Obama vowed to enact a bold agenda without raising taxes for the middle class, a pledge budget experts viewed with skepticism. Since then, a severe recession, massive deficits and a national debt that is swelling toward a 50-year high have only made his promise harder to keep.

Let’s be more specific and precise, shall we? He promised to give a tax cut to 95% of working families. So, he didn’t just say he would not raise taxes, he said he would cut them. Of course, these tax cuts are pretty much government handouts after you have already paid taxes, but, let’s not quibble, since, when most people hear a talking point about cutting taxes for 95% of working families, that is simply what they hear, not the details on the back end.

The Obama administration has insisted that the pledge will stand. But the president’s top economic advisers have refused to rule out broad-based tax increases to close the yawning gap between federal revenue and government spending and are warning of tough choices ahead.

Say, I wonder where those massive deficits are coming from? It couldn’t possible be Obama and the rest of the Democrats, could it? During the Bush years, at least till early 2007, deficits were bad. Starting in 2007, when Democrats took over Congress, the deficit started soaring. When Obama took over as President, they skyrocketted.

Anyhow, the article goes on to point out how many Obama advisors have not ruled out tax increases (shocker!), before delving into Blame Bush, with little acknowledgement of what Democrats have done, including some typical unhinged shots at the Iraq War, which Obama voted to fund as a Senator several times.

To use a liberal talking point, who’s president?

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2 Responses to “Washington Post Notices Obama Tax Pledges Might Get Broken”

  1. John Ryan says:

    The deficit is lower now as a percentage of GBP than it was during WW II During WW II we had much higher taxes and even the wealthy did not whine about paying When Bush was POTUS we had a long a and expensive war and he cut taxes on the extreme wealthy this was one reason th deficit soared under Bush. We spent 1 trillion or more on a war and DID not raise taxes to pay for it.

  2. Trish says:

    Don’t you liberals ever ever get tired of blaming Bush for just about everything that has ever gone wrong?
    And for God’s sake quit that mantra (false one) about only the rich getting a tax break.
    Man, it’s like pavlov’s dog, I know exactly where to check for John’s commentary. Either on an article about AGW, or one critical of Obama.

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