Sunday, August 02, 2009

No New Taxes? Not So Fast!

There's an old adage about Democrats in general and lefties in particular: If they tell you they aren't raising your taxes, they're lying. They don't know how to do anything but raise taxes: Their propensity to redistribute wealth is instinctive and Obama let it slip with Joe the Plumber last fall. But for some reason, people didn't think they were talking about redistributing their wealth. Well, I got some news for those folks: Obama isn't any less of a liar than any other Democrat president. In fact, he's far worse than the last liar William Jefferson "it depends on what the meaning of the word "is" is" Slick Willie Clinton.

Not to boast or anything, because I'm not pleased to have to report this, but we conservatives told you folks that Obama and his lefty buddies were damn liars long before they came to power. Now White House economic adviser Larry Summers -- the guy who can't ever seem to stay awake when the camera is trained on him -- is being truthful about the fact that his boss is a liar:

WASHINGTON - A top White House adviser says he can't rule out a tax on middle-class Americans to pay for President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

As a candidate, Obama pledged not to raise taxes for most Americans. But economic adviser Larry Summers says he cannot promise that Obama will stick to that campaign pledge.

Summers says it's too early to tell what will be needed to pay for a broad restructuring of how people receive health care.

So is the tax cheat Tiny Tim Geithner

"If we want an economy that's going to grow in the future," Geithner said, "people have to understand we have to bring those deficits down. And the path to that is through health-care reform. We're not at the point yet where we're going to make a judgment about what it's going to take."

First of all, any pretense of "no new taxes" has been a lie ever since the cigarette tax jumped 69 cents early in Obama's presidency. And this is a tax that hits lower-income people disproportionately. We already know that The Messiah doesn't consider allowing the Bush tax cuts to expire at tax increase. And we know that he'd love to get cap and tax through the house which provides for at least $3,000 extra a year in indirect taxes for the average middle-class family. Another thing we know for certain is that we're not going to have "an economy that's going to grow in the future" if we raise taxes. Raising taxes stifles economic growth -- it's a proven fact. Now, a little over six months into the Obama presidency, they are actually talking about higher taxes on the middle class -- you and I.

So what we have here is a bunch of lefties who pursued an "economic stimulus" plan that hasn't worked and never would have worked at a cost of tens of trillions of dollars in deficits. Now they are about to send us the bill for their mistake. And flying in the face of all reason and logic, they are telling us that raising taxes will cause economic growth. It'll never happen, but these lefties need to take a page from the Reagan handbook -- lower taxes stimulate the economy and increase treasury revenues which, in turn, lowers the deficit if you control spending: It's a proven fact that the commies in power will never admit. So when you hear official mouthpiece Robert Gibbs out there every day this week swearing up and down that The Messiah won't raise taxes on the middle class know that he's lying for his liar boss and Geithner and Summers made a mistake by telling the truth -- a mistake that they are paying for dearly behind those Oval Office doors to be sure.

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