Obama never “pledged” no new taxes; he simply “preferred”

Discussion in 'Politics' started by bugscoe, May 12, 2010.

  1. Orszag: The president never “pledged” no new taxes; he simply “preferred”
    Latest News May 12, 2010

    White House Budget Director Peter Orszag, grilled about Obama’s pledge not to raise middle-class taxes, left the president wiggle room. Lloyd Grove reports.

    Remember President Obama’s supposedly inviolable pledge—repeatedly uttered during the 2008 campaign and at countless town meetings since the inauguration—that he would never raise taxes on middle-class citizens who earn $250,000 a year or less?

    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.
  2. Translated: "Fooled ya again."

    How dumb can voters be, really?
  3. Yet another of the many, MANY lies Obama told to hoodwink dumb-ass citizens into electing him... (yawn)
  4. Yannis


    This Just In

    Barack Obama got out of the shower and was drying off when he looked in the mirror and noticed that he was white from the neck to the top of his head. In a sheer panic and fearing he was turning white all over, he called his doctor and told him what had happened.

    The doctor advised him to come to his office immediately. After an examination, the doctor mixed a concoction of brown liquid, gave it to Barack, and told him to drink it all.

    Barack drank the concoction and grimaced, "Yech! That tasted like bullshit!"

    "Yes it was," the doctor replied, "You were a quart low..."

    :) :) :)
  5. TGregg


    LOL. Remember the old Tootsie Pop commercials? "How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop? CRUNCH! "

    The world may never know.
  6. I'm hearing a lot of crickets from the resident libs.
  7. Yannis


    The Obama Economy


    :) :) :)
  8. Yannis


    The Obama Economy, Cont'd


    :) :) :)
  9. Mnphats


    How true.