“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.” Barack Obama — Dover, NH –September 12, 2008Here's video of that pledge:
This morning, his Budget Director, Peter Orszag has stated that wasn't a pledge, but a "preference,"
This morning at a Manhattan breakfast sponsored by Thomson Reuters, White House Budget Director Peter Orszag threw that pledge out the window. Instead, he described Obama’s “read my lips, no new taxes” pledge as a “stance” and a “preference” that is subject to study by the president’s newly-formed bipartisan Commission on Fiscal Responsibility. “The president has been very clear about what he prefers,” Orszag said under questioning from Thomson Reuters’ Chrystia Freeland.I guess that means that the commission that he appointed to "review" the tax code and taxation will be the cover he needs to institute ever more taxes. It seems that his plan is getting clearer: This "commission" of his was formed in order to raise taxes (via a VAT) and thus continue the Democratic Party's far left wing's expanding the level of interference the government has over our lives and businesses. Thus, it can and will be used by Mr. Obama and Congress to deflect blame away from themselves. They'll then be able to point to the commission and say, “It’s not me! I would *prefer* there not be a huge (and historically gigantic) tax increase, but the "bi-partisan commission" says there must be and so there’s nothing I can do to stop it.
But there is something we can do about it. A number of years ago, in the 1980's there was a movie staring Richard Pryor and John Candy. Richard P's charactor in order to inheret $300 million, had to spend without having ANY assests...$30 million in 30 days. One of his plans was to run for Mayor of NY City...but his slogan was "Vote NONE OF THE ABOVE!" That sounds like a great plan, but take it in a different tack...vote against every incumbent.
Already many incumbent politicians are running scared. In the past 5 special elections, the favorite/incumbent of the "majority party" has failed to either gain the nomination, or has lost out right. This is what we as a nation must do...VOTE ALL OF THE THIEVING BASTARDS OUT OF OFFICE!