Obama raises taxes on middle class as Boehner, McConnell sign on.
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The President’s message post-election to those goofballs who voted for Obama because he was looking out for the middle class? They will quickly learn they have been played. Sorry, suckers! Gotcha!
As this article was heading for the cyber presses, Speaker Boehner still held his job and presumably could be expected to hold onto it.
But today — at noon — a new Congress begins. A new Congress with new Republicans replacing some old Republicans.
Which raises the question: As House and Senate Republicans face the question of raising the debt limit, will they finally stand and fight?
Or will they run from the inevitable consequences of opposing Obamanomics?
What is more important for the country? Going along with taxes on the middle class and the “rich”? After decades of principle about not raising taxes on anyone, period? Whether they are the manufacturers of medical devices, the “rich,” or the middle class?
Or allowing oneself to be bullied by a leftist president who is pulling one of the oldest cons in the political world — raising taxes on everybody by targeting the rich.
We shall see, yes?
And come 2014, we will see what Republican voters have to say about House and Senate Republicans who have voted to raise their taxes — after presumably promising not to do just that.
Once suspects they will not be handing out Participation Trophies.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?