March 27, 2009

History Repeating Itself: Democrats Lie About "Tax Cuts For the Middle Class"

Boy, this Administration just seems like it was telling you what you wanted to hear for two years, doesn't it?

2009:

President Obama's budget chief hinted Wednesday that the president's signature campaign issue -- a middle-class tax cut -- will not likely survive a budget battle with Democrats on Capitol Hill. [...] Director Peter Orszag indicated that, while 98 percent of the budget mark-ups in the House and Senate are on par with the administration's budget blueprint, some campaign trail promises, like middle-class tax cuts, may get left on the cutting room floor.
1993:
Seeking to explain why he is backtracking on a campaign promise to cut taxes for the middle class, President-elect Bill Clinton said Thursday that the plan was never a major theme in his race for the White House.

Mr. Clinton, speaking at a news conference a day after saying he would have to "revisit" his tax-cut plan, said Americans voted for him because of the "big things" he wanted to do.

The middle-class tax cut, he said, was not among them.

The poster at Ace's had it right - the moral of the story is that you NEVER trust a Democrat offering "95% of Americans," or "the middle class" or ANYBODY a "tax cut." Sure, they'll say a lot of things to get your vote, but when they get into office, they no longer remember nor care what they said in the campaign. They simply revert to being liberal tax-and-spend big government Democrats. Any fool could have seen it from a mile away except for those who did not want to see it.

Way to go, Kathleen Parker. Way to go, Chris Buckley. Way to go, David Brooks. Way to go, Peggy Noonan. Way to go, Frum. This is your boy. This is the "change you can believe in." You guys sure had our Scam-Artist-in-Chief nailed from day one, didn't you?

ht: Greg Mankiw, via Ace headlines

By Good Lt. at 08:24 AM | Comments |