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Haven't seen this discussed

I’ve driven all over Florida this past week and talked to a lot of folks and listened to a lot of talk radio. I also read a lot (too much) of the online blogs. One thing I haven’t heard discussed AT ALL is this: who was the last Dem to run on middle class tax cuts?

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I’ve driven all over Florida this past week and talked to a lot of folks and listened to a lot of talk radio. I also read a lot (too much) of the online blogs. One thing I haven’t heard discussed AT ALL is this: who was the last Dem to run on middle class tax cuts?

Let me jog some memories … who said the following:”I will not raise taxes on the middle class.” – June 21.

“I’m not going to raise taxes on the middle class.” – July 13

“We should cut middle-class taxes immedidately by 10%” – Campaign Document, September

“We want to give middle-class tax relief … especially to middle-class people with families with incomes of under $60,000 per year.” – First Presidential Debate, October

“The only people who will pay more income taxes are the wealthiest 2 percent, those living in households making over $200,000 a year.” – September 8

“I can tell you this. I’m not going to raise taxes on middle-income Americans to pay for the programs I’ve recommended. If the money does come in to pay for these programs, we will cut other government spending or we will slow down the phase-in of these programs.” – Last Presidential Debate, October 19

The year? These quotes were from 1992 and the Dem, of course, was Bill Clinton. Now, the next logical question is how did that work out?

“I had hoped to invest in your future without asking more of you. And I’ve worked harder than I’ve ever worked in my life to meet that goal. But I can’t.” – Bill Clinton, Oval Office Address, 15 Feb 93, Announcing middle-class tax increase after being in office less than one month.

In fact, this was the largest tax increase in US History. Bill Clinton even retroactively raised taxes on all of us and famously raised taxes on the dead.

Could it be possible that Barack Hussein Obama has no intention of “cutting” taxes for the middle class? Perhaps that is why the $250k, $200k, $150k number is not important. Why has no one called him on this? In addition, the 8 Sep quote is EERILY similar to BHO’s current position (it’s still $200k, right?). Will America fall for this lie again?

EDIT: I forgot the final part, why is this important now? Well, when was the last time Obama voted FOR a tax cut? Without looking at each vote, I’m willing to wager the NEXT time will be the first time. If so, then tax cuts have never been good as a “senator”, but they are just fine as a “candidate”. WTH? This supports the notion that the supposed “tax cuts” will never materialize.

I wish one time during the debates, McCain would’ve CLEARLY articulated the message in the previous paragraph. Something like, “Sen NObama voted XX times to raise taxes and never ONCE voted to lower taxes. So, he has never supported tax cuts in his entire career. Now, we’re to believe he has rejected his big-government positions and now supports tax cuts? This dog won’t hunt!”