Today at the White House, President Obama spoke to the nation's governors with forked tongue. What else is new, I know. In between gassing around about being willing to hear "ideas" about how to make ObamaCare better, he gave dual messages on tax rates--within moments of each other.
Message One: He was glad he extended the Bush tax rates to everyone, including to those in the highest income bracket. He told the governors that that move has already made Americans' paychecks "bigger" and allowed businesses to "write off major investments." He went on to say, "These are tax cuts and changes in the tax credit system that are going to spur job creation and economic growth, and I'm proud that Democrats and Republicans worked with each other to get it done."
OK, so he seems to be down with lower rates for everyone, including the upper income earners and the small businesses that populate that higher bracket.
But then, just moments later, he hit the button on his Far-Left default position:
Message Two: He alluded to the Wisconsin union clash and said that those workers shouldn't be "denigrated" or "vilified," and that their rights shouldn't be "infringed upon."
He continued, "I believe that everyone should be at the table and that the concept of shared sacrifice should prevail," he said. "If all the pain is borne by only one group -- whether it's workers, or seniors, or the poor -- while the wealthiest among us get to keep or get more tax breaks, we're not doing the right thing."
He tried to fool you that he's moved to the center, unpacked his bags, and has been making himself comfortable there. But he's not comfortable there. He hates the center. He rejects the center. He is a committed Far-Left ideologue, who occasionally lets his true colors show, as he did today. He choked out some positive words about extending the Bush tax rates, and then he erased it all with class-warfare language. He can't wait to raise income taxes again so he can grow government even more.
He's constantly telling us who he is and what he intends to do. Believe him.