I know, I know, this is talking about history again — something that Democrats rarely bother with — but for the rest of us thinking and intelligent Americans in this country, this should say a lot:
Boy, this Administration just seems like it was telling you what you wanted to hear for two years, doesn't it?
President Obama's budget chief hinted Wednesday that the president's signature campaign issue — a middle-class tax cut — will not likely survive a budget battle with Democrats on Capitol Hill. […] Director Peter Orszag indicated that, while 98 percent of the budget mark-ups in the House and Senate are on par with the administration's budget blueprint, some campaign trail promises, like middle-class tax cuts, may get left on the cutting room floor.
Seeking to explain why he is backtracking on a campaign promise to cut taxes for the middle class, President-elect Bill Clinton said Thursday that the plan was never a major theme in his race for the White House.
Mr. Clinton, speaking at a news conference a day after saying he would have to “revisit” his tax-cut plan, said Americans voted for him because of the “big things” he wanted to do.
The middle-class tax cut, he said, was not among them.
The poster at Ace's had it right – the moral of the story is that you NEVER trust a Democrat offering “95% of Americans,” or “the middle class” or ANYBODY a “tax cut.” Sure, they'll say a lot of things to get your vote, but when they get into office, they no longer remember nor care what they said in the campaign. They simply revert to being liberal tax-and-spend big government Democrats. Any fool could have seen it from a mile away except for those who did not want to see it.
Way to go, Kathleen Parker. Way to go, Chris Buckley. Way to go, David Brooks. Way to go, Peggy Noonan. Way to go, Frum. This is your boy. This is the “change you can believe in.” You guys sure had our Scam-Artist-in-Chief nailed from day one, didn't you?
Really? A Democrat who fails to follow through on his promised tax cuts? I'm shocked…SHOCKED!!! I think the last Democrat to actually cut taxes was JKF. Can anyone name one more recently? I'd even accept Democrats who consistently vote in favor of tax cuts, even if those cuts failed to be implemented. Go ahead, find me one.
The truth is this:
1. Democrats know what the American people want – lower taxes
2. Democrats have no problem lying to get elected
Remember that great truthism of American politics: