White House senior adviser David Plouffe said on Sunday that President Barack Obama plans to raise the taxes for the wealthiest Americans. Plouffe, who went on NBC’s Meet the Press, said Obama will hold true to his pledge not to raise the taxes on the middle class. "But the congressional Republican plan, for instance, … would give the average millionaire a $200,000 tax cut while asking more of the middle class. … So we're obviously not going to sign on with that approach," said Plouffe. “People like him, as he’ll say, who’ve been very fortunate in life, have the ability to pay a little more,” he added.—-
But House Speaker John Boehner says he and his goons aren’t “going to do the typical Washington thing and roll over.” Boehner today defended the budget deal that kept the government running last Thursday and felt the need to share his low expectations he has for President Obama’s upcoming speech on the deficit.
Boehner is a strong supporter of House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) “Path to Prosperity” budget that Plouffe referenced on Meet the Press.
“The Path to Prosperity is a powerful blueprint for economic growth and fiscal responsibility that will help our economy get back to creating jobs, stop Washington from spending money we don't have, and lift the crushing burden of debt that threatens our children and grandchildren,” Boehner today wrote in an op-ed for USA Today.
The Idaho Republican Party has pushed a bill through the final days of the legislative session that orders Idaho taxpayers to pay $100,000 in attorney’s fees and legal costs to the Idaho Republican Party. Yeah, you read that correctly.
Sen. Elliot Werk, (D-Boise) said, “I have to point out, we’re paying $100,000 for the Republican Party to sue the Republican Legislature, defended by the Republican secretary of state, in order to close primaries in Idaho — I just think this is so bad it’s comical."
So to shoot an RPG at the dead horse that’s already been kicked, Donald Trump yesterday went on CNN’s State of the Union to once again share his skepticism of Obama’s citizenship. Dialogue between Trump and CNN’s Candy Crowley went like this:
Trump: “The grandparents put that [birth announcement] in [the newspaper] because obviously they want him to be a United States citizen because in those days, people were much more proud than they are today, unfortunately, for being a United States citizen.”
Crowley: “I will tell you we’ve checked with both these papers early on — not to the latest when you brought it back in the headlines — but the fact is that the hospitals reported this information to the papers, and the papers printed it.”
Trump: “Who knows? You’re talking 50 years ago.”
Me: “You’re an idiot. You know that right?”
John Stewart laid out in "crisp fool-proof detail how Glenn Beck's departure from Fox is incontrovertible truth that the world is ending" on The Daily Show last Thursday.