Our 'agnostic' president

Bill Weckesser
It's getting crowded under the bus. Higher income earners need to move over--here comes everyone else as the president reneges on his only tax the rich pledge. Mr. Obama's new favorite word is "agnostic" when it comes to taxing people.

President Barack Obama said he is "agnostic" about raising taxes on households making less than $250,000 as part of a broad effort to rein in the budget deficit. Obama, in a Feb. 9 Oval Office interview, said that a presidential commission on the budget needs to consider all options for reducing the deficit, including tax increases and cuts in spending on entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare.

"The whole point of it is to make sure that all ideas are on the table," the president said in the interview with Bloomberg BusinessWeek, which will appear on newsstands Friday. "So what I want to do is to be completely agnostic, in terms of solutions."

Its ironic that his phrase of the moment is now agnostic. While millions of American suffer in the recession, he's agnostic to Speaker Pelosi's spending on air travel, booze and hotel rooms. As jihadists continue to threaten our national security--he remains coolly agnostic towards Gitmo and military tribunals. He'll castigate America to Muslim leaders and snuggle up to Ahmadinejad--all the while agnostic to the murders committed by Iran's regime. Tea Party Patriots can nearly break down the doors to the capital and inside he's smugly agnostic to their protests....well, at least until November. Perhaps he'll get some religion after all.

Bill Weckesser

E. Lansing, MI


It's getting crowded under the bus. Higher income earners need to move over--here comes everyone else as the president reneges on his only tax the rich pledge. Mr. Obama's new favorite word is "agnostic" when it comes to taxing people.

President Barack Obama said he is "agnostic" about raising taxes on households making less than $250,000 as part of a broad effort to rein in the budget deficit.

Obama, in a Feb. 9 Oval Office interview, said that a presidential commission on the budget needs to consider all options for reducing the deficit, including tax increases and cuts in spending on entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare.

"The whole point of it is to make sure that all ideas are on the table," the president said in the interview with Bloomberg BusinessWeek, which will appear on newsstands Friday. "So what I want to do is to be completely agnostic, in terms of solutions."

Its ironic that his phrase of the moment is now agnostic. While millions of American suffer in the recession, he's agnostic to Speaker Pelosi's spending on air travel, booze and hotel rooms. As jihadists continue to threaten our national security--he remains coolly agnostic towards Gitmo and military tribunals. He'll castigate America to Muslim leaders and snuggle up to Ahmadinejad--all the while agnostic to the murders committed by Iran's regime. Tea Party Patriots can nearly break down the doors to the capital and inside he's smugly agnostic to their protests....well, at least until November. Perhaps he'll get some religion after all.

Bill Weckesser

E. Lansing, MI