Embarking on another “hike the tax rate to fund my social justice and fairness agenda”. How else will BO fund the “free two year community college program” he thinks will get “folks” better jobs that will cost taxpayers billions? Another political ploy so the left can claim they are for the poor and downtrodden while hitting out at the R-words as the party of the rich. Obama will back hikes in taxes at the SOTU
The Journal report also indicates that that the revenue raised from these tax hikes will go to pay for new programs like his proposal for “free” community college. Obama will insist that all of his proposed tax increases target the wealthy but, according to Americans for Tax Reform, that’s not entirely true.
One of the tax hikes will target formerly tax-free savings in 529 college savings plans, the advocacy organization revealed. “Under the Obama plan, earnings growth in a 529 plan would no longer be tax-free,” ATR claimed. “Instead, earnings would face taxation upon withdrawal, even if the withdrawal is to pay for college. This was the law prior to 2001.” [snip]
Even though some of these tax increases will do the middle class no favors, it is not clear they will be rejected by a majority of the public. Pollsters increasingly find that the Democratic Party’s message of economic populism is resonating with a public that has not seen their incomes increase in years.
It all sounds great until one realizes this is just another Grubering of the American public using more of that fuzzy math and populism.
Liberal chick is taking flying lessons in a two-seater airplane with just the pilot. He has a heart attack and dies. She is frantic and calls out a May Day.
She hears a voice over the radio saying: “This is Air Traffic Control, and I hear you loud and clear. I will talk you through this and get you back on the ground. Just take a deep breath. Everything will be fine! Now give me your height and position.”
She says, “I’m 5’4″ and my position is I support Social Justice, the IPCC, Multiculturalism, Amnesty International, Palestine Liberation and President Obama.”
“O.K.” says the voice on the radio…”now repeat after me: ’Our Father who art in Heaven’….”
A prime example of the “#blacklivesmatter” crowd. Here is another one, Protesters who shut down Boston interstate are exactly how you pictured them.
Marc Lamont Hill off to Palestine to group up and forge a bond. It seems they really don’t know that Pals are just not into black lives or their matters. Laugh inducing “flash mob” beclowns themselves.
It would be a great comfort to hope that the president really doesn’t mean it, and having announced his scheme repairs straight to the golf course. Otherwise it might finish up like president Obama’s other great success: his victory in the War on Terror, that great achievement from which the world is still recovering. Michael Gerson in the Washington Post writes:
President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union address is remembered today mainly for this bit of rhetorical irony: “America must move off a permanent war footing.”
It was the triumph of speechwriting over experience. Obama’s pledge came about three weeks after the fall of Fallujah to the Islamic State. By June, Mosul would be overrun. Global jihadism now has a cause — Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s sham caliphate — around which to rally. It controls unprecedented territory and resources. It has a stream of thousands of Western recruits cycling in and out of the Middle East. And it encompasses a dangerous competition between the Islamic State and al-Qaeda, in which acts of terrorism are a source of street credibility.
When the Five Year Plan’s goals have been exceeded, you know you’re in trouble. Ordinary people can live with government failure. It’s their triumphs that are hard to survive. Robin Hood: of all the characters to be. Couldn’t the president try to be like Popeye instead?