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June 23, 2010

Dems in a Bad Economy: "Let's Raise Taxes!"

The Democrats are living in fantasy-land:

The majority party on Capitol Hill does not feel bound by that pledge, saying the threshold for tax hikes will depend on several factors, such as the revenue differences between setting the threshold at $200,000 and setting it at $250,000.

“You could go lower, too — why not $200,000?” said Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.). “With the debt and deficit we have, you can’t make promises to people. This is a very serious situation.”

Sen. Byron Dorgan (N.D.), chairman of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee, concurred, saying, “I don’t think there’s any magic in the number, whether it’s $250,000, $200,000 or $225,000.

“I’m not hard and fast on $250,000,” said Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa). “Quite frankly, it could be somewhat lower than that. $250,000 — is that the top 1 percent of Americans, or half a percent? I mean, come on!”

Household income data compiled by the Census Bureau in 2008 shows that families earning over $250,000 fall into the top 2 percent.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) hinted in a speech Tuesday that House Democrats do not consider family incomes of $250,000 an inviolable threshold, despite Obama’s pledge.

Oh, yes, raising taxes in a bum economy...during an election.

This is the Dem civil war. It's between the hard-left in Blue states -- secure in their seats -- and the hard-left in Red states -- doing lipservice to "moderate" voters. The Blue staters want to keep spending money on Libtard projects deferred for the eight Bush years, but the federal government is so far overbudget that the Dems have tossed up their hands and given up. So they'll happily take more of it from taxpayers.

The Red staters want to spend money too, but they know they'll lose their seats if they do. Obama managed to trick them into voting for high-cost healthare, but (they're wise to his lies now.

Here's the danger: if (when) the Democrats lose big in November, I wonder what they'll be doing during the lame duck session...


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