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.
Mondale tried that tactic. We know how well that “I’ll be honest - I am going to tell you now that I will raise your taxes” idea worked.
What is a CEO in Obamas mind? It seems to me that his ideas pertaining to raising capital gains taxes will be taxing for everyone. He is already using the word “investment” when he really means “taxes” and bigger government with the only investment going to Washington DC. There is nothing new in Obama’s politics except the big smile. The difference now is the stain won’t be on a blue dress but on the flag.
I certainly hope that it doesn't occur to the Democrats that the mantra of "Gotta raise those taxes!" is not going to resonate with the electorate. And I think that this is particularly true when these taxes are presented as somehow punitive and retribution for economic success.
I can’t wait to vote for this dickhead.
You mean Chicago for starters? Pandhandlers there are annoying and bet they make as much money as they would holding a regular job. Cannot stand people begging for money or food. My son was told at Subway that the guy outfront going hungry that was begging was on his 5th footlong sandwich of the day that people bought him and he sold to others.
So he wants to appoint judges like Ruth Bader Ginsburg?
Yep she’s a sensible judge. If you adhere to the ACLU worldview, then she’s a mainstream judge. Remember how Chuck Shumer and company did so much hand wringing that Roberts and Alito were “out of the mainstream”.
Ginsburg and John Paul Stevens are getting old. The next president will likely appoint their successors to the Supreme Court.
Looks like a “receptor” in the background of that picture..
Now from the from the three point line..Barack attempts a squirt..
Because anyone who breaks $100K before taxes must be some kind of CEO, and CEOs aren’t really people and stealing their money is fair.
Keep the bright ideas coming Hussein.
But, he's a Democrat. What if he's lying???????
“Punishing Achievement: We Are the Democrat Party!”
The classic class warfare vote buying/make the bureaucracy me and my cronies run more powerful/kill capitalism and create a utopia in our voters mind's scheme.
Thank you for motivating me to get out and vote this Novemeber...I needed a swift kick in the you know what....
Welfare is nothing more than a social program to help freed slaves coming North after the Civil War to find work and to provide them with shelter and subsistance until they could become self reliant. It was originally called the Freedman’s Bureau. Like all government programs, it never went away and it grew beyond its original function.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
How many times does this poor bast#$rd have to proclaim that he is going to screw us royaly. Is anyone listening or are these guilty white people riding around with Obama 08 stickers on thier cars more concerend with “look at me Im white and down with the brother”
So....the question is, “Will McQueeg exploit this?” Probably not...wouldn’t want to be called a racist or anything.....
“Well he can say he wants to raise taxes but it’s up to the Ways and Means committee to do that ....”
You mean that Ways and Means Committee headed by that dim- wit Charlie Rangel from Harlem? Sounds like a match made in heaven. Perhaps they can roll a little reparations act into the redistribution of wealth while they’re at it.
Senator John McCain could never convince me to vote for him. Only Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama can cause me to vote for McCain. Thomas Sowell
You know the harder I’ve had to work for my money to get ahead the more I’ve come to resent the ideas of men like Obama. I’ve never been compelled by the ideas of the left when it comes to income redistribution. A friend today talking at lunch summarized my feelings pretty well. He and his wife are immigrants from India. They came to the US poor, they worked hard and now several years later they make a good income. He said said that the more that the government has stepped in the middle of when it comes to charity the more it has alienated people from one another. I believe he was right. Do we really need a government that makes it easy for anyone to stay employed at a department store or fast food restaurant?
What we need is a government that respects the sovereignty of the individuals who earn money and their rights to use it and their property as they see fit but interestingly enough consent seems to matter only when it comes to sex in the left’s world view. You can’t be trusted with your money or your property or even your opinion because they know better than you and are kinder than you. They talk about the right bringing up God and mixing it with politics but the difference is that THEY think they seem to think they are God. It is time to send them a message that they are not.
socialism is freedom.
cowardice is a virtue.
Didn’t Mondale make the same campaign promise in 1984?
Not when he has a dem majority.
Don’t vote for McCain at everyones’ peril.
Then again, the idiots on here that refuse to, are just ASKING for this nightmare. Insisting on it.
I will raise CEO taxes, Obama told CNNs Wolf Blitzer on The Situation Room.
But, he’s a Democrat. What if he’s lying???????”
First, he doesn’t know what a CEO is or does. He has never managed ANYTHING. Everybody got it, ANYTHING!
Anybody who thinks you could tax something into prosperity is a moron.
getting old ? stevens and ginzy have been old for the last 30 years
Would McCain appoint or vote for such a raving left wing lunatic?
“This enemy cannot become president!!!!!”
Hell, he shouldn’t even be a senator, but he is. It is all part of the national death wish.
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