“The debt ceiling should not be something that is used as a gun against the heads of the American people to extract tax breaks for corporate jet owners, for oil and gas companies that are making billions of dollars because the price of gasoline has gone up so high.”
-Barack Hussein Obama II
Continuing with our theme of Democrat hypocrisy and class warfare, we have the words of Barack Obama, trying to incite hatred of the wealthy, all the while using the violent rhetoric of "a gun against the head", language which, incidentally, he assures us we ought not to be used. (Part of Obama's patented "civility", don'tcha know?)
Other than riffing on corporate jet owners, which is also hypocritical, since the "tax break" given to corporate jet owners was a part of the stimulus package that NO Republican voted for and Obama personally signed, Obama takes aim at the "oil and gas companies that are making billions of dollars because the price of gasoline has gone up so high".
Don't you think it's just the tiniest bit hypocritical for him not to mention the biggest recipient of cash from every dollar paid at the pump is government? That government receives a larger percentage of every dollar paid at the pump in taxes than is every realized as "corporate profit"?
And that those taxes ratchet up every time the price of petroleum and gasoline goes up?
That's like a thief pulling a semi trailer up to your house to rob it, pointing at your neighbor who's stealing your newspaper. Rather than deplete the strategic petroleum reserves of the United States, which are there in case of a real emergency and not just falling presidential poll numbers, why doesn't the millionaire who flies the largest US corporate jet from fund raiser to fund raiser consider lowering federal taxes on gasoline, oh, let's say to the amount of tax collected per gallon in 2008 when he was elected to office? (A time which more and more of us are thinking of as "the good old days".)
Obama and his party are spendaholics, so don't expect them to cut the common man relief any time soon from the regressive taxes at the pump which hit the poor hardest.
That might require leadership.
Cross posted at LCR, Say Anything.