Skip to comments.Villaraigosa: Obama ‘doesn’t want to cut taxes for the middle class’
Posted on 09/03/2012 6:55:38 PM PDT by bronxville
"Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa sounded like a Mitt Romney campaign surrogate for a moment, when he said that President Obama doesnt want to cut taxes for the middle class during an interview on Fox News.
And he actually went beyond them in terms of tax cuts to the middle class, Villaraigosa, chairman of this weeks Democratic National Convention, told Chris Wallace when asked about Obamas rejection of his Simpson-Bowles Commissions proposed deficit reduction plan. He doesnt want to cut taxes for the middle class. Hed prefer closing tax loopholes and importantly, allowing the Bush tax cuts to expire for the top 2 percent.
Villaraigosa might have meant that Obama did not want to raise taxes on the middle class, because the Simpson-Bowles Commission proposed a big tax hike on the middle class, as Forbes explained in February.
In any case, the Romney team will view it as a welcome echo of their criticism of Obama. Instead of working to put Americans back to work, President Obama has been pushing a liberal agenda for his government takeover of health care, higher taxes on middle class families and small-business owners, and burdensome new regulations, Shawn McCoy, Romneys Iowa campaign spokesman, told the Sioux City Journal (Iowa) this week.
McCoy was responding to Obamas claim that he, not Mitt Romney, wants to cut taxes for the middle class. Our economic strength has never come from the top down; it comes from the middle, the president said. Villaraigosa repeated that phrase during his Fox News interview."
The CBO has stated the the middle class will bear the burden of 75% of those taxes. Obamacare amounts to the biggest tax increase on the middle class ever. Obama wants to raise taxes by $2 trillion. Everyone will be paying for it through the nose for decades.
“The Rich” don’t have enough money to pay the bills for Socialism in this country. The Kenyan is going to have to force the middle class to pay higher taxes to pay for his Socialism too.
To hell with the Kenyan.
Yes, massively higher taxes and a lower standard of living for the middle class are the only way to "pay" for a euro style socialist utopia.
When is the GOP going to go on the offensive. 0bama is so dead set on taxing job creators he is willing to let everyone’s taxes go up in January.
He is such a lying hypocrit. He only offered a one year extension for middle class taxpayers if the GOP would let him tax the job creators. If he really cared about the middle class why didn’t he offer a permanent extension of the Bush rates?
When you lose Mayor “We Clean Your Toilets”, you know it’s a bad sign.
This guy is like the politician (LAPD captain) in ‘The Shield’. Dirty dishnonest LA scum who will stop at nothing to be mayor.
Obama renewed the “Bush” tax cuts so why aren’t they called the Obama tax cuts now???
Excellent point - why didn’t any of our tv talking GOP’ers think of that...well done.
Absolutely. The real money is with the masses. That is what
Obama really wants. Before he can go after middle class cash
he has to show the sheeple that he has soaked the wealthy or
they will never let congress and him get away with a tax increase.
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