Plus other tidbits exposing the incompetence and hypocrisy of Team Obama
*Joseph Curl reports the whining of Obama voters who just figured out how much the tax increase will cost THEM!
*Matthew Continetti points out that the 99% who will pay $100 billion in higher taxes are also funding the tens of billions to Obama's 1% friends and campaign contributors. Do all those super rich Hollywood and big business billionaires like Obama buddy Warren Buffet really need billions in tax breaks?
*Michael Goodwin reminds us that Leona Helmsley once said "only the little people pay taxes." Under Obama she's right! Goodwin also recounts how the super rich, like former Vice President Al Gore, rushed to sell assets before the end of the year to avoid paying more after the increase in capital gains taxes. V.P. Joe Biden said paying taxes was "patriotic." What does this say about Al Gore, the Hollywood crowd and mega billionaires like Warren Buffet?
*Millionaires, Billionaires and the Middle Class Get Screwed
Obama is like a broken record when it comes to taxes. Millionaires and billionaires should "pay their fair share" in a "balanced approach" that protects the Middle Class. Obama even held a campaign style event at the White House as the deal reached the final stages where he praised how this would protect the Middle Class.
So, who gets screwed the most in the Obama tax deal? Middle and lower income workers. While income taxes are going up on higher income workers, the payroll tax cut was left to expire. As a result the the overall tax increase will be greater on lower income workers.
One Democrat online activist got the shock in his paycheck today. "My paycheck just went down by an amount that I don’t feel comfortable with." You got what you voted for pal!
*Unemployment up again. Women, blacks and young hardest hit
Many in Obama's key voting blocs may yet escape the tax increase. That's because more of them are out of work. While the overall unemployment rate was revised up by only .1% the rate for younger workers and blacks has gone dramatically higher. The rate for women has gone up as well.
Enjoy the time off. You voted for it!
* Hurricane Sandy Victim Victimized by Obama
Remember this photo? Obama hugging a victim of Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey. It helped Obama turn around his failing campaign in the wake of Mitt Romney's stellar debate performance. Obama promised Donna Vanzant "immediate help" and all she got when she emailed to follow up was a form letter.
In a recent interview Donna described her experience with Obama:
When you get a hug from the President of the United States, you feel like there’s something there. A promise was made. I have two grown kids. One is a U.S. Navy diver. The other one lives at the marina with his wife and new baby, and they lost everything. But I raised my kids to know that your word is your word. You promise something, you keep it, and that was a broken promise. I’ve never been a person to expect free handouts, but the President gave me hope. But now, I just don’t know.Sorry Donna. Obama got what he needed from you and all you got were empty words. There are a lot of other folks who feel the same!
Obama White House Still Discriminating Against Women
Actions speak louder than words. During the 2012 campaign Dems claimed Republicans were waging a "war on women" just because we didn't want to pay for birth control. Yet the real war on women is happening every day in the Obama White House where women are few in high places and get paid on average 18% less than male workers.
Don't worry girls. You can always get a hug from Obama when he needs a photo-op!