In the Spirit of Arrested Development, Hoping They Realize They’ve Made a Huge Mistake

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Tough day yesterday was.  And as the day of infamy finally came to a merciful end, I found myself thinking of the now-defunct cult TV sitcom Arrested Development.

Familiar to those of us enamored of this show is the inevitable moment when a member of the close, though dysfunctional, Bluth family stumbling through life in Orange County, California, will suddenly stop and proclaim, “I’ve made a huge mistake.”

So last night as those congessional heads hit their pillows in their pricey Georgetown townhouses, and even as a president awaited the Sandman in the family wing of the White House, I imagined them, in sleepless haze, uttering quietly to themselves, “I’ve made a huge mistake.”  May I now join the voices proclaiming that yes, the president and every democratic congressperson who cast a “yes” vote for Obamacare cast a “yes” vote for a bill that is now officially the heart of the largest, the most punishing tax increase in America’s history.   So yes, every one of them did indeed make a huge mistake — and with their eyes wide open.  You own this, dems, all of you, and you will soon be reminded quite clearly that this nation was founded on a hatred of taxes, and that, my dears, has not changed.

As Expected, Marco Rubio States the Case Against the Ruling Perfectly

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An hour after the Supreme Court ruling that declared the Obamacare mandate a tax, with all the penalties therein, Marco Rubio stated it perfectly:

“What’s interesting is that a victory for Obama means a middle-class tax increase.”

And those who oppose Obamacare, and by extension an increase in our taxes, are already calling it the Obamacare tax.

The Supreme Court Ruling Declares Obama Responsible for the Highest Tax Hike in US History

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Less than an hour ago, the Supreme Court announced as part of its ruling on Obamacare, that the mandate at its heart is a tax.  If you recall, Obama and his congressional minions insisted when shoving this law down our throats that it was not a tax, which, of course, would have made it even more unpopular at the time than it already was.  The Supremes have ruled this morning that Congress cannot compel Americans to make purchases as part of the Commerce Clause; therefore, the funds at the heart of the mandate are taxes.  So look out, America, massive tax increases, with Obama’s blessing and the blessing of every congressional representative who voted for Obamacare, are coming your way.

I personally was crushed when I heard that the mandate was being upheld, but in the subsequent minutes the knee I felt in my back has gradually reduced its pressure.  In a few hours Obama will stand before us crowing about his victory, but I have a feeling his congressinoal minions who stood beside him in pushing this law through, will be sensing something quite different in the days to come.  As many on the right are saying, the sleeping giant has awakened once more, and this time, I sense, far more ferociously than he did when this very unpopular law was originally floated.   In a sense, then, the Supreme Court has handed every conservative candidate running for office this November (hope you’re paying attention, Mr. Romney) a gift, the perfect weapon with which to combat a president and hundreds of congresspeople who have engineered an historic increase in American taxes.  As politicians well know, the “T” word is, and has always been, a dirty word to the American people, and those on the left who have insisted the Tea Party is dead and gone are about to be in for a very rude awakening.

The path to liberty has never been a smooth one, and today’s ruling is simply another obstacle littering that path.  We who love this country must find the silver lining, and I don’t think we have to look far.  As the economy continues in free fall in the wake of this current ruling, democratic candidates facing an election only five months from now, including the current president, must convince voters that they are right in raising our taxes to astronomical levels that destroy families and businesses.  So go ahead and gloat today, Mr. president, but I have a feeling you and yours won’t be so ebullient on the morning of November 7th.

Agnostic?

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February 12, 2010 | Comments

For the many months leading up to his election, one of the primary promises repeated by the President was that he absolutely will not raise taxes on families that earn less than $250,000 a year. No way. Won’t happen. Don’t even think about it.

Well, earlier this week — in a flip-flop worthy of comparison to the first George Bush’s “no new taxes” — when asked by Bloomberg BusinessWeek about the inconsistency of this promise with the crippling multi-trillion-dollar federal budget released last week, the President said:

“What I want to do is to be completely agnostic in terms of solutions.”

Huh? Agnostic? What exactly does that mean, Mr. President? If you didn’t mean to say “antagonistic,” does it mean you don’t plan to commit one way or another? Given your habit of voting “present,” I’ll assume you’re voting present here, as well.

Betsy Siino | Comments