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Obama's weekly address: Don't let some Republicans hold your middle class tax cuts hostage

By Doug Powers  •  December 1, 2012 02:41 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

The “hostage” thing must test well in focus groups, because the Democrats are fond of the word.

From President Obama’s weekly address:

So let’s begin by doing what we all agree on. Both parties say we should keep middle-class taxes low. The Senate has already passed a bill to keep income taxes from going up on middle-class families. Democrats in the House are ready to do the same thing. And if we can just get a few House Republicans on board, I’ll sign this bill as soon as Congress sends it my way.

But it’s unacceptable for some Republicans in Congress to hold middle class tax cuts hostage simply because they refuse to let tax rates go up on the wealthiest Americans. And if you agree with me, then I could use your help. Let your congressman know what $2,000 means to you. Give them a call. Write them an email. Or tweet them using the hashtag “My2K.” That’s My2K.

I’d suggest the right counter “#My2K” with an even more frightening “#Your6Tr.”

If there are “hostages” in this situation, they are current and future generations who are being bound and gagged by insurmountable debt that is leading (and has led in many instances) to horrible economic consequences.

Here’s the video:

Not mentioned by the president is that his side is willing to let the middle class take a painful tax increase if the “rich” aren’t made to pay for what amounts to less than a drop in the bucket of Washington’s out-of-control spending (via Doug Ross):


According to stimulus sheriff Biden a while back, the middle class has been buried (Joe should know — he still has the shovel). It’s unlikely that little green sliver up there would be able to dig out anybody — with the exception of whichever administration cronies would be the recipients of the next round of “stimulus” that money would fund.

By the way, the president’s appearance at the Pennsylvania toy factory sparked some pretty funny ideas for #ObamaToys.

**Written by Doug Powers

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