The Left is going to try out a new monologue. They are going to call what happened with the 2nd stimulus
“The Obama Tax Cuts”.
Pelosi, at least, finally started talking late last week about the need to extend the Obama tax cuts.
Eugene Robinson must think we are complete tools.
The “Obama Tax Cuts” is ACTUALLY the “Obama Withholding Amount Reduction”.
Taxes didn’t go down. Withholding was reduced and there were stimulus checks sent out to certain people. (not necessarily those who pay the taxes)
Line 1 from the IRS site:
Most wage earners will benefit from larger paychecks in 2009 and 2010 as a result of the changes made to the federal income tax withholding tables to implement the Making Work Pay tax credit.
I can just hear Obama thinking……..
Apparently during a speech on Friday to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Obama made a little [as in huge] adjustment to the Declaration of Independence.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal [pause], endowed with certain unalienable rights: life and liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
He completely omitted the "Endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights"
That pause is telling. He had forgotten about that part and now he has to mention God. But who's God? Hmmmm. How can I fix this? And then he just rewrites it in his head and out it comes from his lips.
Jeffrey Anderson of the Weekly Standard has two possible explanations for this.
1) Obama is unfamiliar with the passage
2) Obama doesn't believe the passage.
It think it's 3
Obama is so far left that any mention of God in any situation is just no longer acceptable.
However - if God hasn't endowed us with these rights, then man did. If man did, then man can withhold them.
God's endowment (no matter what god, or "universal energy" or spirit etc) is what makes the Declaration a declaration of true freedom!
I linked last week to a story about Michelle Obama talking with the restaurant industry, hoping for some change their in default offerings to help counter her cause of obesity.
I gave her a little “this is ok with me”. It didn’t sound threatening, it didn’t sound like she was seeking government action, just suggesting that maybe fries shouldn’t be the default.
Jk disagreed. Big Lizards now posts on this in “The War on Judgment” and I am seeing the light.
I surrender. They’re correct. It’s time to shut her up and let the restaurant industry sell the items we keep ordering!