Don’t just take my word for it. Read his own statements.
Hat Tip to Gabriel Malor at Ace of Spades.
Obama on the Bush tax cut provisions:
“When they expire in two years, I will fight to end them,” Obama said. “Just as I suspect the Republican Party may fight to end the middle-class tax cuts that I’ve championed and that they’ve opposed.“
That is a bold-faced unmitigated LIE. Republicans, and anyone else with an iota of common sense, want a tax cut for EVERYONE. This has been a staple of the Republican agenda. The Bush tax cuts were for EVERYONE, not just those evil wealthy business owners who hire people and create jobs.
Gabe points out:
“It’s certainly a continuation of the liberal scaremongering that extending the tax cuts for everyone somehow takes food out of the mouths of starving (?) middle class Americans. I can’t find it now, but last week I saw some graphs circulating that put the Bush tax cuts for those earning less than $250 thousand on the Democratic side of the ledger and the tax cuts for those earning more than $250 thousand on the Republican side of the ledger, to demonstrate “who got what” out of the tax compromise.
The truth, of course, is that the “middle class” cuts have always been part of the Republican proposal.
Democrats excel at “framing” issues in such a way as to obscure the truth. They have to be good at this because most of the time their proposals are so awful, if people knew what they were really about, they’d freak. This is no different. Let’s “unframe” what the Democrats want when it comes to the Bush tax cuts: “We want to raise taxes.”
I believe this is the graph/information Gabe referred to:
Republicans are also sharpening their weapons, saying that raising anyone’s taxes in a bad economy is a bad idea.
Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., a key member of the new House Republican majority, said yesterday on Fox News Sunday that his party will produce a package of spending cuts next year.
“We are not interested in raising taxes,” Ryan said. “We’re going to come out of the gates going after spending … spending cuts, spending controls, reforms of the structure of spending.”
Fuckin’ Obama. He couldn’t tell the truth if his miserable life depended on it. But, why tell the truth when a lie will suffice? Congressman Joe Wilson tried to tell that to everyone and he got pummeled for it.