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Obama´s Tax-the-Scapegoat
Strategy Is Doomed to Fail

Investor´s Business Daily, by John Merline

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Posted By:RustMB, 12/13/2012 7:04:59 AM

In an interview with Fox News host Bill O´Reilly last year, President Obama claimed he "didn´t raise taxes once." O´Reilly didn´t challenge the claim, and other reporters repeated it as fact. But it was completely false. By the time he went on O´Reilly´s show, Obama had signed more than 20 tax hikes into law with a combined 10-year price tag of more than $500 billion. However, since most of these taxes targeted relatively small and unpopular groups — smokers, tanning salons, insurance companies, the rich — few seemed to notice.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 12/13/2012 7:12:10 AM     (No. 9062914)

In reality the MSM, the Propaganda Department of the Federal Government, turned a blind eye to the tax increases to aid in the re-election of their ´Masters´...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: fireman28, 12/13/2012 7:15:01 AM     (No. 9062921)

Thank you Mr Merline.

My friend in the tax business laughs everytime he hears the Won telling this lie.

My friend showed me the basic tax rates for the past five years side by side. Even a dummy like me can see tax rates have not been reduced. Maybe a dollar or two at most.

Meanwhile the give away programs, like Earned Income keep going up and up.
Have 3 kids? Yeap, here is your $6,000 bonus.

When the tanning bed tax first hit, one Salon in a neighborhood shopping center put up a 4x4 ft sign blaming Obama.

He immediately got flack from the ones paying with EBT cards.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Judith, 12/13/2012 7:33:12 AM     (No. 9062949)

o´reilly has never really contradicted or attacked obama. He always finds either someone else to blame or puts it down to obscure occurrences. The dems must have some really good dirt on him.
As for tax the rich? The rich have their money out of this country by now, legally shielded, and can afford to wait out the next four years and not buy/invest in anything. Or they can, as a historically large number of people have done since obama was elected, resign their citizenship and relocate to somewhere where they can make and keep most of their money. And the voters in this country are just that dumb they haven´t figured that out.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: twinkle93, 12/13/2012 7:36:38 AM     (No. 9062956)

In Germany, in the 1930´s the middle and lower class was told that the country´s economic problems were the fault of the Jews. Now, Obama is is blaming the 2% instead.

Maybe if the government would follow the law and have a budget, it would be a start.

Also, why are we required to pay taxes if there is not a legally required budget?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: pgvoisin, 12/13/2012 7:51:24 AM     (No. 9062984)

Progressives are using Conservatives today like The Nazis used the Jews during WWII.
Conservatives are to blame for EVERYTHING.

Everything that Progressives do is GOOD and should NEVER be questioned.
Everything that Conservatives do is BAD and should ALWAYS be demonized.

Liberals claim to be compassionate. They are not.
What is baked into their DNA is the hypocritical belief that their “ends” justify their “means”.
They are happier when Conservatives are demonized rather than when the poor are helped.


Progressivism will collapse under its own weight so the sooner we can help it along, the quicker we can rebuild our Society.




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Reply 6 - Posted by: pineledger, 12/13/2012 7:57:38 AM     (No. 9062995)

Once again, the PINO lies with a straight face and the stupid media just let it ride.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: WAN2, 12/13/2012 8:14:47 AM     (No. 9063026)

Think of government as a cancer. It metastasizes. Always.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Pearson365, 12/13/2012 8:48:12 AM     (No. 9063094)

Obama is a serial liar, lying unabashedly to citizens, to joint sessions of Congress, to the military, to anyone who will waste time listening. Just his massive lies over ObamaCare (lower premiums, reduce costs, improve care, not cover illegals, keep your doctor, not pay for abortions, doctors falsely removing limbs) should have subjected him to ridicule and possibly removal from office as delusional. Instead, he´s reelected to continue his lies. As with a previous deceiver, Richard Nixon, nothing good will come from Obama´s next four years.

As to O´Reilly, we stopped watching him 2 years ago due to his lack of research and his preference for bluster over informed argument. Plus, putting on blatant leftist propagandist like Alan Colmes, Juan Williams and the affirmative action beneficiary from Columbia is tedious at best.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: birmingham, 12/13/2012 9:27:28 AM     (No. 9063189)

O´Reilly is so easily mislead by his guests that it does make you wonder. His main goal seems to be appearing "reasonable", which entails letting libs lie thru their teeth on his show. And let´s not forget his getting audited for three years in a row when he dared ask why Jesse Jackson was allowed to file a tax return with millions claimed as uncataloged "expenses"! He learned not to poke that hornet´s nest again.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: M Stuart, 12/13/2012 10:28:14 AM     (No. 9063311)

People are stupid. It´s my mantra now.

I Tivo O´Reilly. His opening statements are usually concise. When he gets full of himself and drones on and on with Juan or Alan, then I just...ZIP PAST!

It´s great. Sometime o´reilly will jump on things that no one else will touch. Then again he will get full of himself and talk over everyone else. ZIP!

Then comes my absolute favorite: Miller! SLOW DOWN. BACK UP. YAY.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: uno_thatguy, 12/13/2012 10:53:22 AM     (No. 9063368)

You´ve got it, #4! The Jews weren´t slaughter for ethnic diversity so much as the fact that they controlled the finances of Germany and would not support Hitler´s upcoming war efforts.

Same today, only it´s going to be Christians. There will be a time of trouble such as never was. God´s word is coming to pass! Jer 30, Dan 12, and Matt 24. Repeated over and over in God´s word.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mickturn, 12/13/2012 10:58:24 AM     (No. 9063383)

I have come to the conclusion that Bill O´Reilly is the spin meister...what he doesn´t say, challenge or bring up is the most sinister type of spin. This story is a perfect example...he panders to many so they will like him and come back to his show...inother words he´s a Lib in Sheeple clothing. I never watch his show anymore, the transparency of his hypocricy is sickening.

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