Ah jeez, no one saw this one coming. The New York Daily News (Link) reported yesterday that Obama is now "agnostic" on possible tax hikes for households making less than $250,000 a year. The poll on the page shows 81% of readers think it is a terrible idea. I wonder how many of them voted for Obama? Perhaps, it is a great idea. We should all share in the misery of Obamonamics equally, especially people who voted for it. Maybe then, a few more eyes will open a more will see just how far down the road to serfdom they are.
To those who voted for Obama and believed he was not going to raise their taxes, point you to the ever reassuring and motivating advice of Michelle Obama on Good Morning America earlier this week, "Change is hard, no one said it was going to be easy." (That's Obamafamilyspeak for "let them eat cake"). Hmmm, maybe that is why the kids are all so fat, so much Obamanomics cake. See youtube video at about 3:14 mark Link
Obama is quoted as saying, "The whole point of it is to make sure that all ideas are on the table. So what I want to do is to be completely agnostic, in terms of solutions." Have you ever come across a leftist who had any other solution than raising taxes? Just look to Greece and California, hanging by a thread over the cliff, and the state's only solution in both instances is "raise more taxes". It is like believing the cure to your lung cancer is smoking five packs of Camels a day rather than undergoing surgery and chemotherapy.
No, it is worse than that. It is like just being diagnosed with lung cancer and visiting a ward of people on their death beds who tried the 5 packs of Camels a day treatment and then visiting people who have survived lung cancer by using surgery and chemotherapy and still saying, "You know, I think I am going to go with the Camels route, it's never worked before". It is just that crazy,
Let us contrast agnostic Obama with campaign trail Obama on September 12, 2008 in Dover, New Hampshire: “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.” How many times did he repeat that? Hundreds, easily.
Obama is finding out what we have known all along. The herd is a bit thin at the 250k and above mark. Oh, and we told you so.