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Apparently David Axelrod was off-message this morning when he stated that the administration would refuse to push parts of the “jobs bill” as individual measures. The Hill reports that the White House has communicated that Obama would, in fact, sign parts of the plan as standalone bills. “Senior administration officials” explicitly told The Hill that Obama would not veto the payroll tax cuts.
As I mentioned in my earlier post, opposing the payroll tax cuts in order to make Republicans look bad would have been a losing strategy for Obama. Cutting payroll taxes is a winner for Obama, politically and substantively. The only downside for him is that getting the tax cuts through a Republican house would give the GOP at least one example of an issue on which they worked with Obama, thereby seriously undercutting the campaign narrative that Republicans are driven by mere obstructionism.
That said, there still remains the significant obstacle that Obama wants to pay for the plan, or any part of the plan, with giant tax hikes.
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?
H/T to National Review Online