Thursday, July 23, 2009

Paving the road for middle class tax increase

Kevin Williamson @ The Corner notes President Obama laying the ground work for a broken promise:
That didn't take long. Remember when Obama promised no middle-class tax increases? The weaseling begins!

WASHINGTON – Six months in office, President Barack Obama sought to rally support for sweeping health care legislation Wednesday night as Congress struggled to find agreement on a historic overhaul. He vowed to reject any measure "primarily funded through taxing middle-class families."

"Primarily"? How many dump-trucks full of middle-class taxpayers' revenue can you drive through that loophole?

Anyone who has been watching (as opposed to listening to) Obama has seen this coming for months, what with taxes on gasoline, soda, beer, juice, tobacco, electricity, etc. being bandied about.

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