Broken promise number one thousand eight hundred and fifty is soon to be coming to a checkbook near you. Remember those fond days of promised “hope and change?” Apparently, Obama was not talking about the kind of change many people were expecting. For decades, the middle class has been under assault from our government and the Internal Revenue Service when it comes to taxes. Despite the rich shouldering a major portion of the taxes in this country, it is the middle class who end up paying far more than their far share. The middle class is the cog in the American machine. Obama promised us that he would not raise taxes on us, “Not one dime.”
The truth is that anyone who smokes in the middle class has already had their taxes raised. If Crap & Tax passes, the middle class will have another tax levied against them. And today, Obama administration officials were making the rounds on Sunday morning political television and seemed to be hinting or outright confirming that taxes on the middle class will rise. “We will not get this economy back on track, recovery will be not strong and sustained, unless we … can convince the American people that we’re going to have the will to bring these deficits down once recovery is firmly established,” Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner said on ABC’s “This Week.” Tax Cheat Giethner answered a follow up question as to it would be right to say that it is a matter of when and not if taxes will be raised with, “It is absolutely right.”
National Economic President Larry Summers said on a different show today, “There is a lot that can happen over time. … But what the president has been completely clear on is that he is not going to pursue any of his priorities — not health care, not energy, nothing — in ways that are primarily burdening middle-class families. That is something that is not going to happen.” Well, I sure am glad that we are not going to be primarily burdened. They think we are idiots.
Let me ask the real idiots this question, “Which of Obama’s campaign promises has he kept?”