the hill, brian lamb's favorite source at cspan:
White House endorses online sales tax measure - The Hill's On The MoneyThe White House on Monday endorsed legislation that would give states greater authority to tax Internet retailers located outside their borders.
Jay Carney, the White House press secretary, told reporters that the proposal would correct an unfair advantage currently held by online outlets, who are only required to collect sales taxes from customers in states where they have a physical presence.
The Senate is expected to take a procedural vote on the bill, called the Marketplace Fairness Act, on Monday.
“This administration has carefully considered the legislation, and our team has met with a broad array of people on the issue,” Carney said. “And we have heard overwhelmingly from governors, mayors and the business community on the need for federal legislation to level the playing field for our businesses and address sales tax fairness.”
this administration has never even as much as remotely imagined a tax it didn't love
oh, he promised he'd never touch anyone over 200K, couples 250
here, he just calls on the states to do so
he's getting called out left and right for putting the squeeze on the middle class in almost every conceivable way
Taxes: President Obama's budget would hit middle class - Steven Sloan - POLITICO.com
Obama Budget Plan Results In 'Back Door' Tax Increase For Middle-Class Households: HuffPo
Obama's Budget Shows His Middle-Class Tax Pledge Was A Fraud - Investors.com
politico says it as well as anyone: "there’s simply not enough revenue to pull from top earners to truly tackle the nation’s deficit"
“there’s only so much money you can get out of the upper-income brackets, the big money comes from the rank-and-file taxpayers”
it's in his failure to adjust for inflation, ie, bracket creep
it's the capping of deductions, the limits on retirement accounts
the taxes and higher premiums brought to you by obamacare
Obama Budget Medicare Hike Could Hit Some In Middle Class: HuffPo
The Unsung, But Massive Obamacare Sales Tax Increase That Is On the Way - Forbes
ObamaCare Taxes Designed To Increasingly Bite Middle Class - Investors.com
at least he's consistent
that is, hiking taxes is all that remains for him even semi credibly to talk about in public
except he can't really say tax the rich anymore
he's reduced to just tax
he can't talk about guns, he can't move gay marriage, he's necessarily mute on global warming
did you hear about fisker this morning (of course not, you were too busy talking, you got it all figured out)
Obama Administration Missed Clues on Fisker - ABC News
he knew for months it was good money after bad yet kept on digging, a half billion dollars of taxpayers' money taxpayers do not have---just like solyndra, just like beacon and ener1 and abound and a123 and bright source and evergreen and all the others---all because he knows better cuz he's so much smarter and we don't really understand what we're all about
and because one of the partners is a mega donor who sits on one of his advisory boards...
he'd like to talk about universal preschool and his cigarette tax, but they look so trivial compared to the scale of our crises, he comes off dumb
if immigration is to move he must stay away, marco rubio will get half the credit
he can't agitate over the sequester, not after the faa was called out for a half bil in new sustainability programs so dear to faculty lounges at harvard and the university of chicago
Amid FAA furloughs, Dems, GOP revive sequester blame game - CBS News
and as disconnected from mom's and pop's reality as california's homeless bill of rights
and where can he go---he can't be seen flying that beast, accompanied by that obscene entourage
not after closing the white house to the gradeschoolers cuz we're all so broke
he really blew it bitching sequester---he's not gonna be able to party half as much as before
he can't talk women---his opponents will scream gosnell, late term, pp
he can't talk terror, can't pronounce jihad, can't contemplate islamic terrorism
which rules out an awful lot of foreign policy
events simply are not cooperating with the yes-we-can man
so it's all TAX, it's all that's left
go for it!
but not much of an agenda for a nation perceiving itself at existential crossroads---economically, culturally, politically
and the tax chase just makes for another quixote, with as much chance of realization
barack obama is demonstrably not up to his times, can you deny it?