Posts Tagged ‘GOP holding middle class tax cuts hostage’

Democrats Obama, Pelosi And Reid Holding Tax Cuts For All Americans Hostage

September 18, 2010

Does it bother you when demagoguing hypocrites act like, well, demagoguing hypocrites?

Barack Obama, the demagogue-in-chief, spat out his latest batch of poisonous snake venom:

Obama: GOP holding middle class tax cuts ‘hostage’
House Democrats deeply divided over whether to support president’s plan

By NBC’s Athena Jones
NBC News
updated 9/15/2010 5:58:14 PM ET

WASHINGTON — Flanked by members of his Cabinet and his economic team, President Barack Obama urged Congress Wednesday to pass an extension of Bush-era tax cuts for the middle class and accused Republicans of holding the cuts “hostage.”

The president has proposed extending cuts for those who earn less than $200,000 and letting taxes on the wealthy rise, arguing that his plan makes more economic sense than spending $700 billion over the next decade to extend tax cuts for the top 2 percent of Americans.

But did the liar mention that the same study showed that the tax cuts he was proposing would “spend” $3 TRILLION dollars?

“President Obama’s plan to extend only middle-class tax cuts would add about $3 trillion to the national debt over the next 10 years, according to congressional number crunchers.”

Factoids like that don’t matter to the most dishonest liar ever to occupy the White House.

The whole argument that tax cuts for anybody amounts to “spending” money essentially boils down to the morally evil argument that the people belong to the government, rather than the government belonging to the people.

Brit Hume expressed the point in a few words:

“But the very language used in discussing these issues tells you something as well. In Washington, letting people keep more of their own money is considered a cost. As if all the money really belongs to the government in the first place in which what you get to keep is an expenditure.”

Then again, there’s also the fact that tax cuts increase revenues; they have always increased revenues every time they’ve been tried.

So by standing against the tax cuts for ALL Americans, Democrats aren’t just employing the Marxist arguments of class warfare and “spread the wealth around” redistribution; they are arguing against plain historical fact itself.

But let’s get back to Obama, liar and demagogue.  Let’s get back to his attack against Republicans that they’re “holding middle class tax cuts hostage.”  Because in the exact same vein, HE’S holding middle tax cuts hostage, to go with the fact that HE’S holding tax cuts for ALL AMERICANS hostage.

If Obama allowed the tax cuts to be extended for all Americans, the Republicans would gladly and joyfully vote for the tax cuts for the middle class.

For the factual record, it is the REPUBLICANS’ PLAN that represents the path of least resistance to extending tax cuts for the middle class and ALL taxpaying Americans.  And it is therefore OBAMA who is holding them hostage.

The bipartisan consensus is that ALL the Bush tax cuts should be extended; which means that it is OBAMA who is holding the tax cuts hostage.

I hope that most Americans can easily see through Obama’s shamelessly hypocritical arguments.