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Obama: Win = Mandate to Raise Taxes

posted at 5:56 pm on October 29, 2012 by

Via NRO, from Morning Joe:

“If I’ve won, then I believe that’s a mandate for [purportedly reducing the deficit] in a balanced way.  We’ve already made a trillion dollars’ worth of cuts.  We can do some more cuts.  We can look at how we deal with the healthcare costs, in particular under Medicare and Medicaid in a serious way.  But we are going to also need some revenue.”

He doesn’t use the word “taxes,” natch, opting instead for the now-familiar platitudes of “balance” and “revenues” — but his message is unmistakable.   If the president wins re-election, he believes he’ll have the winds of public opinion at his back to hike taxes on nearly a million small businesses, resulting in an estimated loss of 700,000 American jobs.  Just what the doctor ordered for this economy, yes sir.  He also mentions in passing that perhaps he’ll “look at” entitlement fixes in a second term.   A sense of what that plan might might look like certainly would be helpful to voters.  Alas, those details didn’t make the glossy brochure.

UPDATE – Since the clip was auto-playing for some reason, I’ve removed it from the post.  Follow the link above for video.

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It’s a mandate to full Commie. Obamacare is birth maturity of socialism this county. Income redistribution is the birth of Communism policy in this country.

Oil Can on October 29, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Thanks for killing the autoplay.

There is a reason Obama lies. The truth would destroy him.

novaculus on October 29, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Obama belongs to his father, the devil, and he wants to carry out his father’s desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

John 8:44

Dirty Creature on October 29, 2012 at 6:27 PM

He also mentions in passing that perhaps he’ll “look at” entitlement fixes in a second term.

Remember when Obama said he was going to “look into” tort reform when he was passing O-care?

Just sayin’…

ptcamn on October 29, 2012 at 6:34 PM

My husband and I are near retirement age and a good chunk of our income comes from a building we lease to 2 small businesses. We have already lost one tenant who went under because of Obama’s destructive policies, and it was a heartbreaking experience for her and us. I feel sick at the thought of what the future holds if we don’t get a better president next week.

cheetah2 on October 29, 2012 at 6:34 PM

And remember when Obama said he was gonna create a commision to look into ways to reduce the deficit and balance the budget?

Yup… Yup… Good times…

ptcamn on October 29, 2012 at 6:36 PM

We can look at how we deal with the healthcare costs, in particular under Medicare and Medicaid in a serious way. But we are going to also need some revenue.”

Would make for a good Mediscare ad. Obama has already signed a law to reduce Medicare Funding by 700 billion over 10 years. So where will the additional funding come from. Come to think of it that is what the Death Panels are for.

chemman on October 29, 2012 at 7:58 PM

We’re only running a deficit of about a trillion per year. The estimated $50-80 billion/year in additional revenue from taxing the rich should cover that easily.
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STL_Vet on October 29, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Obama Win = Mandate for the theft and slavery of Socialism
Romney Win = Mandate for the theft and slavery of Socialism

CrustyB on October 30, 2012 at 1:24 AM

Democrats view just getting elected as a mandate to raise taxes. Raising taxes is what Democrats are all about. Raising taxes is what Democrats do. Raising taxes is about the only thing Democrats are good at doing. Democrats have little respect for private property. The Democratic party is the party of legalized theft.

farsighted on October 30, 2012 at 7:25 AM

He’ll have no vast reaffirmation to claim any mandate. Even if he does win, it’ll be just by the skin of his teeth.

hawkdriver on October 30, 2012 at 8:04 AM

If they raise “revenues”, all Obama will do is start another counterproductive social program. The idea that it will go to deficit reduction is laughable.

NoDonkey on October 30, 2012 at 9:28 AM

And don’t believe it will just be rich people. Obama wants to know “wots in yer wallet.”

kemojr on October 30, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Since the clip was auto-playing for some reason, I’ve removed it from the post

Any chance you can do that with the auto-play videos in the sidebar ads?

john1v6 on October 30, 2012 at 12:54 PM