Skip to comments.Obama: "I Will Raise Taxes"
Posted on 05/08/2008 6:06:06 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
By Amanda Carpenter
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama flatly promised to raise taxes in a television interview Thursday afternoon.
I will raise CEO taxes, Obama told CNNs Wolf Blitzer on The Situation Room.
If youre a CEO in this country youll probably pay more taxes, Obama said. Obama speculated his CEO tax rates wont be prohibitively high, youll pay roughly what you did in the 90s when they were doing fine.
Obama also said he would eliminate the Bush tax cuts and install what he called a middle class tax cut.
Blitzer asked Obama to define middle class.
Obama replied, You know, I think the definitions are always a little bit rough and said if youre making $100,000 a year or less, then youre pretty solidly middle class On the other hand, if youre making more than $100,000 and certainly if youre making more than $200,000 or $250,000, youre doing pretty well.
The CNN interview was the first one Obama has held since Tuesdays primaries in Indiana and North Carolina. In it, the Illinois senator also discussed his judicial philosophy. Obama, who has delivered constitutional lectures at University of Chicago Law School, said he thought Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a very sensible judge. He also hinted he would place special emphasis on civil rights protections when appointing Supreme Court judges if elected President.
Weve got to make sure civil liberties are protected, Obama said. Because oftentimes there are pressures placed on politicians to want to set civil liberties aside, especially at a time when weve had terrorist attacks. Making sure we maintain our separation of powers so that we dont have a president who is takes over more and more power, I think those are all criteria by which Id judge whether or not this is a good appointee.
Are those letters behind Barry referring to the Larry Sinclair episode?
Defeat Marxism ‘08.
He’s also promised to destroy our military. And, you can bet he will give our enemies the keys to America. Sweet dreams ya’ll!!
TLI: You are toast.
Let's give him some rope -- er, I mean some room, and see what he does to himself.
So I'm gonna punish you for it!
Mr. Obama, you better check with the Missus. She is going around the country complaining about how hard it is to live on that kind of salary.
I think he has said he will cut all research on future weapons systems, etc. This enemy cannot become president!!!!!
This guy is so out of touch, he should be much easier to beat than the beast. Thank-you Rush!
More handouts for the useless welfare recipients (Ingrates).
Before the government can give money to one person, it must seize it from another.
If he loses the election, McCain will become the second most hated man in America.
The commie bastard wants to take more money from those who are doing the most for America's corporations.
And his definition of protecting civil rights is assuring that those who want to murder Americans (in part because they are Marxists economically, just like Osama-Obama) are not treated unfairly.
What an effen scumbag.
This rose never had a bloom. It was covered up with manure.
Good bumper sticker
Guess these wealthy Democrats can't stand new competition so they'll use the power of the state to tax to destroy those right behind them.
That raving left wing lunatic was his answer to the kinds of judges he will appoint. The US Supreme Court will become radical left wing.