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December 13, 2010

President Obama is a Lying Dirtbag

This really pisses me off. The President on extending the Bush-era tax cuts to everyone, including the "wealthy."

"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."

What a fucking scumbag. Maybe this is part of his new "charm offensive" to woo Republican committee chairmen.

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."

And when Obama brought that ridiculous proposal to raise taxes -- absurd in good times, but particularly laughable in this economy, when the proposal would most affect those likeliest to create jobs -- to Republicans and asked to make a deal, Republicans rightly said: "FY, NQ."


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posted by Gabriel Malor at 07:48 PM

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