You decide which is the “true” Obama….if there is one…
“At the signing ceremony, Obama said passage of the law was propelled “by the fact that tax rates for every American were poised to automatically increase on January 1st.” If that had happened, “the average middle-class family would have had to pay an extra $3,000 in taxes next year,” he said. “That wouldn’t have just been a blow to them; it would have been a blow to our economy, just as we’re climbing out of a devastating recession.” – The Washington Post, Dec. 17, 2010, reporting on the extension of the then current tax (Bush) rates….
“The president said that without the tax increases all the burden would fall on those who can least afford it including seniors and poor children. “And that’s not fair,” Obama said, arguing that most people would agree with him.” – The A.P., July 11, 2011, reporting on the President’s news conference.
Looks like Mr. Obama and the Democrats are running out of options. Time to cut spending, Mr. President…PURE AND SIMPLE!