…of the budget mess and the current negotiations to…um…well, I was going to say “fix the problem,” but that clearly isn’t what our politicians are trying to do.
Pop quiz: Who said this in December, 2010:
“Make no mistake. Allowing taxes to go up on all Americans would have raised taxes by $3,000 for a typical American family, and that could cost our economy well over a million jobs.”
Rush Limbaugh? Charles Krauthammer? John Boehner? None of the above. It was none other than President Barack Obama. And now? He says we have to raise taxes immediately. And what effect will this have on the economy, which is certainly no better – if not worse – than it was in December? It will no doubt make it worse yet. When you raise taxes on business owners, you help further thwart job creation.
If we had an honest press, the public would see them ask Obama about his December comments, when he extended the Bush tax rates. They would ask, “Why the sudden change of heart?” or “Has the economy improved enough that we can safely raise taxes without putting it in further jeopardy?” or even “Were you wrong when you said what you did seven months ago?” But, we do not have an honest press. To say they are biased is a gross understatement. They are in Obama’s corner. And whatever he says at the moment, they will echo, with no criticism or skepticism. And also, no memory.
Go check things out for yourself!