Skip to comments.Ministry of Plenty ( Obama / Mondale to raise taxes )
Posted on 04/18/2011 12:07:03 PM PDT by george76
Obama wants to raise taxes. So does Mondale. Obama won't tell you. Mondale just did.
Remember Walter Mondale? Oddly enough, we do, mostly for this fun fact: He's the only major-party American politician to have lost elections in all 50 states.
In 1984, he told Americans to take a hike, and they told him the same thing. In a Washington Post op-ed piece over the weekend, Mondale quotes his own speech to that year's Democratic National Convention in San Francisco: "Taxes will go up. . . . It must be done. Mr. Reagan will raise taxes, and so will I. He won't tell you. I just did."
Obama embraced these ideas in his speech last week. But unlike Mondale, he didn't have the honesty to say he wanted to raise taxes, so that he ended up advocating a "$2 trillion stealth tax hike," as Reuters' James Pethokoukis points out.
He described the increase in rates as forgoing a tax "cut" and the curtailment of tax deductions and exemptions--which his deficit commission proposed, but offset by lower rates--as "spending reductions in the tax code."
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Old Wilted Mundane was on local TV here this weekend talking about how horrific it would be if the Stillwater bridge were replaced.
Silly old fool.
That is a delicious trivia question. His op-ed in the RedStar today shows he's still cut from the same cloth.
nope- a lift bridge on the St.Croix river in MN.
First line said it all.
Homes (those who actually pay them off) and families are bedrock to thriving cultures. Too bad Moochelle and Obama hate that.
Ted Kennedy was always describing tax credits and tax deductions as "tax expenditures" -- Orwellian doubletalk that served him when he called for reductions in "expenditures" i.e. tax increases and deduction elimination.
His Orwellian speech habit dovetailed nicely with his off-the-record meetings with people like Armand Hammer and Anatoliy Dobrynin and Yuri Andropov, Mr. KGB Himself, to discuss American politics.
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