August 3, 2009

ABC NEWS: Geithner Won’t Rule Out New Taxes For Middle Class. Hey, wait, I thought Obama promised that no one making less than $250,000 a year would see a tax increase?

(Bumped). Maybe this is why we’re seeing this kind of thing.

UPDATE: Refusing to make the hard choices.

Congressional Republicans lost their majority, in large part, because they refused to make the hard choices voters elected them to make, to stand up to interest groups and lobbyists and hold the line on government spending. Democrats did well these past two election cycles in large measure because the people had lost confidence in Republicans’ abilities to make such choices.

Now, we see Democrats refusing to make such choices and contending that their only “choice” is to make a very hard choice, Obama’s campaign promise notwithstanding, and raise taxes on the middle class.

Will we ever elect politicians who choose to cut spending?

When cutting spending is better for them than increasing it, they’ll cut. And not until then.

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