May 14, 2008

WHICH IS HOW OPPOSING THE GAS TAX HOLIDAY IS BAD POLITICS (THOUGH GOOD POLICY):

Is Obama Too Far Left on Taxes?: Centrist Democrats to Obama: Bring Tax Talk to Center (TEDDY DAVIS, May 14, 2008, ABC News)

The centrist Democratic group instrumental to former President Clinton's rise to the White House in 1992 has some advice for Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill.: get to the center, starting with taxes.

"In the fall, our nominee will have to do what John Kerry had to do in the 2004 debates, which is turn to the camera and say, 'No, I will not raise taxes on people making less than $200,000,'" said Bruce Reed, the president of the Democratic Leadership Council, in an interview with ABC News.


Running on tax cuts was just one of the ways Bill Clinton got to GHWB's Right.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 14, 2008 11:49 AM
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'No, I will not raise taxes on people making less than $200,000,'

Er, but it won't be fair. Anyway, why should I care about those "rich" people making $50,000 - $199,999 anyway? They don't vote for me. Without raising taxes from the "rich", how am I going to pay for the welfare of the poor? On the other hand, those super-super-rich, such as the Gettys, need a tax break, they can contribute whatever they save from taxes to me for my next campaigns. I'll make sure they will have very good returns for their investments.

Posted by: ic at May 14, 2008 1:30 PM

It was also Bill first broken promise/lie, that middle class tax cut. Even though he worked harder than he ever had in his life. It'll be Barry's first as well.

Posted by: pjbbuzz [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 14, 2008 1:57 PM

oj,

I don't know why you think it is admirable for someone to say this, and then implement the largest tax increase in history. Or, more to the point, why you think this is "conservative".

Posted by: Richard at May 15, 2008 5:24 PM

It's conservative to penalize consumption and reward income and savings, to preserve the environment, to reduce dependency on dictatorships, etc..

Posted by: oj at May 15, 2008 8:27 PM
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