Our dear comrade leader’s tax pledge

During the presidential campaign how many times did we hear candidate comrade leader promise the following:

And I can make a firm pledge. Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase — not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital-gains taxes, not any of your taxes.

Hundreds of times? Well it looks like his “firm pledge” has morphed into something else as this post (from HotAir) explains.

This morning at a Manhattan breakfast sponsored by Thomson Reuters, White House Budget Director Peter Orszag threw that pledge out the window. Instead, he described Obama’s “read my lips, no new taxes” pledge as a “stance” and a “preference” that is subject to study by the president’s newly formed bipartisan Commission on Fiscal Responsibility.

“The president has been very clear about what he prefers,” Orszag said under questioning from Thomson Reuters’ Chrystia Freeland. “That was his stance during the campaign, and he still believes that’s the right course forward. But he has also been very clear that we shall let the commission go do its work.”

So the comrade sends out his budget commissar to soften us up and when the tax hammer falls, he can blame it on the fiscal commission. Problem solved!

Read the whole thing…

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