Barry Zero addressed the nation after the agreement to avert the fiscal cliff was passed and auto-signed.
Some of what he stated were absurdities. I don’t know if he thinks all of the American people stupid, or if he’s simply not paying attention to some of the garbage he’s done to us.
Here’s some quotes from Zero’s little talk….
In the face of looming deadlines that would have taken a big chunk out of everyone’s bottom line, you know my top priority has been preventing a tax hike that would have hit 98% of all Americans in 2013—because the last thing middle-class families can afford right now would be to pay upwards of $2,000 more in taxes this year.
And thanks to so many of you—because you made your voices heard throughout this debate—we have stopped that middle-class tax hike.
But we didn’t stop there. We extended tax credits for families with children, and tuition tax credits that are helping millions of families pay for college. We extended tax credits for clean energy companies that are creating jobs and reducing our dependence on foreign oil. …..
Now, ever since I took office, my preference has always been to reach a bigger agreement that solves our whole deficit problem in a balanced and responsible way. I’ll admit, that hasn’t always been as easy as I had hoped it would be. So instead, we’re solving this problem in several steps. Last year, we started reducing the deficit through $1 trillion in spending cuts. …….
Obviously, there’s still more to do when it comes to reducing our debt. And I’m willing to do more—as long as we do it in a balanced way that doesn’t put all the burden on seniors or students or middle-class families, but also asks the wealthiest Americans to contribute and pay their fair share.
Wow, there’s so much to say about this. Barry didn’t prevent taxes from going up on the middle class.
But there will be federal tax hikes in 2013. That’s because the legislation pushed through the Senate and House on Jan. 1 does nothing to prevent a temporary cut in the Social Security payroll tax from expiring. That means, under the agreement brokered by the White House and Senate Republicans, 77 percent of American households will be forced to fork over higher federal taxes in 2013.
Households making between $40,000 and $50,000 will face an average tax increase of $579 in 2013, according to the Tax Policy Center’s analysis. Households making between $50,000 and $75,000 will face an average tax increase of $822.
That was from the Social Security tax increase. Then there’s the Obamacare tax hike that starts this year. It’s only a $trillion.
Combined, more than 80 percent of households with incomes between $50,000 and $200,000 would pay higher taxes. Among the households facing higher taxes, the average increase would be $1,635, the Tax Policy Center said.
Barry isn’t going to brag about that? Then he wishes us to believe he’s willing to do more cutting in order to get the deficit under control? No, he’s not. If he was willing to do so he would have put it on the negotiation table, but he didn’t. If he believes cuts are the right thing to do, why does he feel compelled to wait for Repubs to suggest them? Can’t he be an adult and do the right thing because it’s the right thing to do for the country?
And, lastly a note about green energy …… they’re not providing jobs beyond what we the taxpayers are paying. There would be a lot more job creation by letting the people keep the money we’re spending on green energy. Further, what sort of imbecile believes energy from windmills and solar panels decreases the US’ dependency on foreign oil? The US generates almost no electricity from oil or oil byproducts. How stupid do you have to be to believe these gadgets will do anything towards our oil consumption?
So, after that little chat he gave us, one is compelled to wonder if Barry is a moron and doesn’t realize that he’s increased the taxes on the majority of Americans, or is he being dishonest about it by omitting all of the crappy things he’s done to us. Exactly like his mention of the green energy bs. I could create more jobs by shoveling the money spent on that lunacy out of the back end of a truck driving down the street. The green energy investments have been dismal failures and a waste of $billions. Is Barry really that stupid as to believe that’s creating jobs and decreasing our dependence on foreign oil? Or does he believe that Americans are that stupid as to believe that nonsense? Or is it that he just doesn’t care and can’t be bothered to actually look at the numbers?