8 Feb

NYT’s Article Notes Tax Hikes are Crushing American Dreams; No Mention of Barack Obama

Ace @ Ace of Spades HQ:

It’s embarrassing. It’s shameful. It’s amateur.

Like millions of other Americans, they are feeling the bite from the sharp increase in payroll taxes that took effect at the beginning of January. There are growing signs that the broader economy is suffering, too.

Chain-store sales have weakened over the course of the month. And two surveys released last week suggested that consumer confidence was eroding, especially among lower-income Americans.

While these data points are preliminary — more detailed statistics on retail sales and other trends will not be available until later this month — at street level, the pain from the expiration of a two-percentage-point break in Social Security taxes in 2011 and 2012 is plain to see.

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“It’s just gotten out of reach,” Mr. Andrews said.

It’s an age-old political trick for the courtiers of the king to keep him away– keep him physically away — from any scandal or dead body. Hustle him away, so that His Lordship isn’t associated with the outrage or the death.

That tradition continues into the modern day; the Presidentannounces good news on television, so that you’ll associate that good news with his smug face, but the White House staff leaks out bad news on cheap paper full of dry words on Friday at 8pm with no mention of the president so that you don’t associate that with him. And also, so you barely even here about it.

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About Curt

Curt served in the Marine Corps for four years and has been a law enforcement officer in Los Angeles for the last 20 years.

One Response to NYT’s Article Notes Tax Hikes are Crushing American Dreams; No Mention of Barack Obama

  1. FAITH7 says: 1

    Oh! Boy!! Just WAIT until [the] OBAMA CARE [taxes] KICK IN….THEN they will FEEL the Weight of the VOTE!! “AND” the Rude awakening of it all….

    Yep, Elections DO HAVE CONSEQUENCES!!

    TAX THE RICH!! TAX THE RICH!! TAX THE WEALTHY! TAX THE WEALTHY!!

    -Umm… A-hem YOU ARE THE RICH!!

    But, Hey! – Hey! isn’t this what AMERICANS WANTED????

    No use crying over spilled milk now…. America “you” made the Bed now you must lie in it…

    YOU ARE THE RICH!! YOU ARE THE RICH!!! YOU ARE THE RICH!!

    Now Suck it up! And shut up!!

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