Feb 162010

During the campaign Barack Obama made many, many promises.  He’s a hopey-changey guy, and hopey-changey guys do that.  He is the one we’ve been waiting for.

Oh, but shucksdarnitalltohell, it turns out that on the ground, he’s exactly the same old rotten politician SOB, made worse by generous ladlings of Chicago strongarm mentality and arrogance.

But you’ll have that.

Nevertheless, if you remember anything our esteemed president promised, you’ll probably remember this:

“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, September 12, 2008

Now, here he is discussing deficit reduction in a recent interview with BusinessWeek:

“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.” – Barack Obama, February 9, 2010

If you just weren’t feeling the hope and change yet, sports fans, here it comes.  Bend over.

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  5 Responses to “No new taxes on families making less than $250,000 (well, unless we really need them)”

  1. Did you see the deficit graphs on Hillbuzz today?

  2. BamaDan: I saw that. I’m still a little incredulous that “teabagging” has gotten traction.

    ‘seester: Just checked ’em out. Unbelievable. ‘Course, we’re up against a massive “one word ending in -illion is rather like any other” innumeracy, here.

  3. Well let’s rename them then. We need a new word for billions and trillions that sounds really scary like armageddions and endtimesillions.

  4. I don’t think “agnostic” means what he thinks it means. Not according to my Thorndike-Barnhart, anyway.

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