One Day After Dems Propose $2 Trillion In New Taxes, Obama Says “Nobody’s Talking About Increasing Taxes” … Proposes New Taxes 9 Minutes Later
During his press conference today Barack Obama told reporters that nobody’s talking about increasing taxes:
11:22 a.m. ET – @LisaDCNN: OBAMA-TAXES: Nobody has talked about increasing taxes now or next yr. We have talked about closing loopholes in 2013.
Then 9 minutes later told reporters that we need to increase revenues (taxes):
11:31 a.m. ET – “It is hard to persuade people to do hard stuff that includes trimming benefits and increasing revenues” Obama said. “Reason we have a problem now is people keep avoiding hard things.”
Remember, the government’s source of revenue is taxes. Increasing revenue = increasing taxes.
The left seems to love saying ‘Nobody is talking about (blank).” I recently had a comment saying ‘Nobody said Bush was raising the price of gas for his oil buddies.’ I wonder what page this is in their playbook?
Anyway, Obama said this only a day after congressional Dems proposed $2 trillion in new taxes. I suppose it’s possible Obama is calling congressional Dems ‘nobodies.’
- President Obama’s press conference on the debt ceiling (dailykos.com)
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- Obama To Face The Press On Status Of Debt Ceiling Talks (businessinsider.com)