'Oh, Big-Spending Obama'

At the last Obamacare town hall meeting, the President was asked how it would be possible to pay for a new multi-trillion dollar entitlement without raising taxes on virtually everybody.

In typical Obama fashion, he began by masking his plan’s weakness behind insults hurled at his political opponents. In this case the insult is quite unrelated to the question. Obama begins his response:

First of all, I said I won't sign a bill that adds to the deficit or the national debt. Okay? So this will have to be paid for…. You will forgive me if sometimes I chuckle a little bit when I hear all these folks saying, "oh, big-spending Obama" -- when I'm proposing something that will be paid for.

So don’t call Obama big-spender because … he promises to tax a lot too. Apparently massive entitlement spending is not really spending if it’s “paid for.” The president goes on to re-tell the same series of “cost saving” fabrications already debunked by the Congressional Budget Office. To top it all off he reintroduces his sinister and disingenuous plan to reduce the tax deduction for charitable donations.

So if the president doesn’t want us to call him a big spender, perhaps “big-taxer,” or “big-liar” will do.

Oh, and what was the question again…yes, I remember, “Will taxes go up?” To sum up Obama’s 700-word answer (you can read it here): “We’ll see what Congress says.”


At the last Obamacare town hall meeting, the President was asked how it would be possible to pay for a new multi-trillion dollar entitlement without raising taxes on virtually everybody.

In typical Obama fashion, he began by masking his plan’s weakness behind insults hurled at his political opponents. In this case the insult is quite unrelated to the question. Obama begins his response:

First of all, I said I won't sign a bill that adds to the deficit or the national debt. Okay? So this will have to be paid for…. You will forgive me if sometimes I chuckle a little bit when I hear all these folks saying, "oh, big-spending Obama" -- when I'm proposing something that will be paid for.

So don’t call Obama big-spender because … he promises to tax a lot too. Apparently massive entitlement spending is not really spending if it’s “paid for.” The president goes on to re-tell the same series of “cost saving” fabrications already debunked by the Congressional Budget Office. To top it all off he reintroduces his sinister and disingenuous plan to reduce the tax deduction for charitable donations.

So if the president doesn’t want us to call him a big spender, perhaps “big-taxer,” or “big-liar” will do.

Oh, and what was the question again…yes, I remember, “Will taxes go up?” To sum up Obama’s 700-word answer (you can read it here): “We’ll see what Congress says.”