Sunday, March 15, 2009

Shocking New Development

Now that the campaign is over, the self-professed champion of the middle class is suddenly warming up to the idea of enacting what he described just a few months ago as "the largest middle-class tax increase in history."

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is signaling to Congress that the president could support taxing some employee health benefits, as several influential lawmakers and many economists favor, to help pay for overhauling the health care system.

The proposal is politically problematic for President Obama, however, since it is similar to one he denounced in the presidential campaign as “the largest middle-class tax increase in history.” Most Americans with insurance get it from their employers, and taxing workers for the benefit is opposed by union leaders and some businesses.

It seems like only yesterday when even suggesting such an idea was proof positive that a person was wholly unqualified to serve as president.

From the Unabridged Dictionary of Hopenchange:

the rich (n): 1. American citizens with jobs 2. Business owners who hire American citizens