Did You Know...

   

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

Share
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):

null

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

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

blog comments powered by Disqus

Taxpayer-funded astroturf: NYC Health Dept staffers encouraged to join immigration protest during work hours

June 24, 2016 09:18 PM by Doug Powers

deblasio

Unfortunately there’s no amnesty from the BS

In the best of hands: AG Loretta Lynch travels to Orlando in search of terrorist’s motive, comes up empty

June 21, 2016 03:13 PM by Doug Powers

lynchmotive

Uh huh

Of course: Obama admin releasing Orlando terrorist call transcripts, with certain ‘edits’; Update: Backpedal alert!

June 20, 2016 06:55 AM by Doug Powers

obamalynch

Redacted, for YOUR protection

Yosemite Nat’l Park hosts climate change lecture from Smoggy the Bear; Vin Scully not feeling the Bern (Open thread)

June 19, 2016 09:14 AM by Doug Powers

obamacopter

Hypocrisy Landing

Shorter Obama in Orlando: Good thing nobody else at the club had a gun or it could have been a lot worse

June 16, 2016 10:04 PM by Doug Powers

obamasqueeze

Really?


Categories: Guns, Barack Obama, Democrats, Joe Biden

Follow me on Twitter Follow me on Facebook