This is basically what Obama is celebrating. Obama is patting himself on the back for extending those once “evil” Bush payroll tax extension. He then tells Americans that the extra $40 bucks saved from the payroll extension will help with the record high gas prices they are suffering due to his anti-fossil fuel policies. Golf clap for Obama.
What the mindless Obama-bots don’t realize is that Obama is stealing money from the Social Security trust fund, via FICA, and calling it a tax break. It’s only “evil” when Bush does it.
From The Hill:
Basking in the glory of his recent payroll tax cut victory, President Obama urged Congress on Tuesday to move ahead on other policies he has put forward that will help improve the economy and benefit middle-class Americans.
“My message to Congress is, ‘Don’t stop here. Keep going,’ ” Obama said at the White House in a 10-minute victory-lap speech.
“Keep taking the action that people are calling for to keep this economy growing,” Obama said before a diverse group of Americans who had written the president to explain how the extension would help them.
Obama briefly touched on rising gas prices, saying the payroll tax cut extension will help families who are struggling to fill their tanks.
For the typical family, he said the tax cut was “a big deal.”
“It means $40 extra in their paycheck, and that $40 helps to pay the rent, the groceries, the rising cost of gas — which is on a lot of people’s minds right now,” he said.