Obama and Republican leaders initially hoped to resolve all of these issues in a "grand bargain" that would have combined tax increases and benefit cuts to put the country's finances on a sustainable course, but in the end they had to settle on a smaller deal that left many issues unresolved. Still, the deal did allow Obama to fulfill a central campaign promise by raising taxes on top earners - in this case, individuals making more than $400,000 a year and couples earning more than $450,000. About 33 percent of those polled said Obama or his fellow Democrats deserved the most credit for the deal. (Emphasis added.)Editor's comment - Yippee! Obama came through on stealing more money from hard-working Americans. Why not cheer on the masked bank robber, the guy that sticks up the convenience store, or the Hurricane looter carrying the television set, next time Reuters.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Reuters cheers Obama's "fulfilled campaign promise" of raising taxes
Raised taxes on top earners... Via NewsMax, "Reuters Poll: Most Expect Congress to Make Deep Cuts to Programs":