Slow Joe Biden got "deadly earnest" at a rally today and in trying to tell a lie (Romney will raise middle class taxes) accidentally told two truths.
1. The middle class have been buried for the last four years.
2. While referencing Romney's tax policies, Biden says "with these tax cuts."
Romney's plan is to cut tax rates across the board for everyone, including the middle class. This is how Ronald Reagan turned a devastating recession into a vibrant economy that doubled treasury revenues -- so we know it will work. You know, unlike a near-trillion dollar stimulus we now have nothing to show for except higher unemployment, increased poverty, $6 trillion in additional debt, and a GDP headed towards a second recession.
As is the case with almost everything involving the Obama campaign (Libya, Bain, outsourcing, etc.), the President is brazenly lying about Romney's plans to increase taxes on the middle class.
But when the media only enables and backs up your lies, why not?
The Hill reports:
Republicans quickly seized on the remarks, accusing the Obama administration of implementing policies that have hurt the middle class.
“We agree, the middle class has been buried the past four years by Obama's failed policies from higher taxes to more debt, which is why he doesn't deserve another term in the White House to make it worse,” Kirsten Kukowski, spokeswoman for the Republican National Committee.
It's also worth adding that Obama's inability to lead has put us all on the path to a tax hike, and a massive one:
A new study from the Brookings Institution's Tax Policy Center finds that the expiration of the Bush-era tax cuts at the end of the year will hit Americans with a $500 billion tax hike. While liberal talking points suggest that only the wealthy received a tax cut under Bush, in fact every income group saw their taxes reduced. The rich got "more" tax cuts for the simple reason that they pay more in taxes. The expiration of the Bush tax cuts will hit everybody.
Well, in the end, it's good to know that at least one person in the Obama administration knows this president has buried the middle class.
And what's the prescription for digging them out? Four more years of the same.
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