Monday, September 19, 2011

last things last

question: what's the last thing you do while in a recession?... yes, President Obama from 2009?
"Normally, you don't raise taxes in a recession, which is why we haven't and why we have instead cut taxes.

[W]e have not proposed a tax hike for the wealthy that would take effect in the middle of a recession.

So he is absolutely right, the last thing you want to do is to raise taxes in the middle of a recession because that would just suck up — take more demand out of the economy and put businesses in a further hole."
- President Obama
Obama: We must ‘help Elkhart reinvent itself’ - US news - - 8/5/2009 3:02:26 PM ET

I will veto any bill that changes benefits for those who rely on Medicare but does not raise serious revenues [read: taxes] by asking the wealthiest Americans and biggest corporations to pay their fair share.
- President Obama
Obama Vows Veto if Deficit Plan Has No Tax Increases - Politics - New York Times - By HELENE COOPER - September 19, 2011

so... which is it?... the sensible thing you said in 2009, or the nonsense you said today?
let me guess... the nonsense.

if "first things are first" and "last things are last", i guess we have come to Obama's "last thing".

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