This Kind Of Sums Up The Whole Obama Administration

“I think the key is not to get too bogged down in detail.”   Seriously.

Even with this kind of fluff, Obama can’t play it straight:

“If somebody asks about taxes, nobody is really interested in hearing what precise marginal tax rate change would you like to see in the tax code,” Obama said. “What they want to know is that our campaign stands for a fair, just approach to the tax code that says everybody has to chip in, and that it’s not right if a hedge fund manager is being taxed at a lower rate than his or her secretary.”

Really, “everybody has to chip in”?  OK, how about the 49% who pay no federal income taxes whatsoever?  Somehow, I don’t think Obama wants them paying their fair share. 

On Afghanistan and Iraq, Obama said: “If somebody asks about the war, whether it’s Iraq or Afghanistan — if it’s Iraq, you have a pretty simple answer, which is all our folks are going to be out of there by the end of the year. If it’s Afghanistan, you can talk about, look, we think it’s time for us to transition to Afghan lead and rebuild here at home. So, again, it’s a values issue: Where are we prioritizing our resources?”

Out by the end of what year?  I am not in favor of abandoning Iraq or Afghanistan, but who on earth would believe Obama’s time-tables at this point, even if they wanted to?  Every year, its “by the end of the year,” and the deadline keeps slipping. 

That’s one of the essential problems with Obama — he just makes stuff up.  The end of this year becomes the end of next year, which later becomes the end of the year after that.  Taxing hedge fund managers becomes taxing small business owners and those trying to acquire some modicum of wealth, and will eventually become taxing the middle class — without ever openly advocating for it, mind you — to pay for an ever-expanding welfare and regulatory state.

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