Barack Obama … Read my lips, no new middle class taxes.
The honeymoon is over. The press laughs at Press Secretary Gibbs lame attempt to duck their questions. Has the as the Obama House of Spin is starting to unravel. Barack Obama made a campaign promise that he would not tax anyone who makes less that $250. That promise all but got him elected a it was those mean rich people who were going to pay for everything in Obama’s redistribution of wealth program.
Looks like Obama is learning that a campaign promise and a smile does not make a President.
Check out Gibbs run in with the media and that campaign promise that Obama made.
“President on the campaign said that he made a flat pledge that he would not raise taxes on anybody making over $250. So is that pledge still active?”
“Hypothetical? He Made a pledge. He said I am not going to raise any taxes on anyone making under $250. Is that pledge still active?”
Gibbs responds, “We are going to let the process work its way through.”
No new taxes sounded like a good sound bite on the campaign trail; however, actually being President is a much different animal. Obama hammered John McCain during the campaign for having the audacity to tax the healthcare benefits of individuals to pay for his plan. Guess what, Obama is now open to the same.
Stop the ACLU reminds us about another past President who made a no new tax pledge. He did not get re-elected.