Right now the 24/7 news cycle is feeding on the tax war between Republicans and Democrats in Congress. Progressive Democrats are so upset, at least one has gone off the deep end by allegedly using gutter talk about President Barack Obama. As disagreements progressed about whether the government should be empowered to collect more tax money to spend, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) appeared on the 'CBS Early Show' and his comments restored a note of sanity to the tax war.
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*Prog is shorthand for progressive.
Progressive Democrats are pushing a vote on taxes Saturday. These progs are pushing class warfare, government control of wealth and hysteria to justify enabling a tax increase by permitting tax rates to expire.
CATO senior fellow Daniel J. Mitchell squared off against ‘progressive’ Christian Weller, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, on MSNBC on Friday. Weller rambled non-stop so Mitchell had to get his points in quickly. The topic—‘Obama and the Bush Tax Cuts.’
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs dodged a reporter's question about raising taxes on the middle class, saying, "We're gonna let the process work its way through."
President Barack Obama, during a healthcare townhall, spent 17 minutes dodging a constituent's question about the wisdom of raising taxes in this economy.
I can attest to both Gibbs and my president, the process definitely worked its way through this middle-class taxpaying family. It was not a pretty sight. For many of us who have lived within our means, worked hard and tried to save, taxes are an annual burden that keeps on growing. While we acknowledge the necessity of paying reasonable taxes, we reject the concept of being fleeced.
Until Congress is brave enough to downsize this government, taxes will grow. That one is a no-brainer and I do not believe Tax and Spendthrift Democrats currently in control will do a single thing to address the issue. I believe the only hope for doing anything about the size of this government lies in the GOP, a Party that most certainly has learned a lesson about spending as well as reaching across the fabled aisle.
(Commentary by Kay B. Day)
By Kay B. Day
You should laugh when you read about President Barack Obama’s tax increases in some dinosaur media allied with Democrats for as long as I can remember. For example, my hometown newspaper—normally viewed as fairly conservative—carried a headline on the front page, above the fold on Monday: “Tax increase for wealthy about to start.”
That header is only half true. The story is reprinted from The Chicago Tribune.
Obama and his fellow redistributors of wealth refuse to own up to a tax increase that will hit more than the wealthy. Democrats call this increase letting the ‘Bush tax cuts for the wealthy’ expire.
Most major networks called the presidency for Barack Obama—shortly after 11 p.m. Tuesday. His supporters are celebrating history being made. Europe and Asia are happy. I am celebrating several things myself, even though my candidate Sen. John McCain lost.