Barack Obama: America Voted for Tax Hikes

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Barack Obama told reporters today that America voted for tax hikes this week.

President Barack Obama makes remarks on the “fiscal cliff” in the East Room of the White House. (The Ticket)

Citing a mandate, far left President Obama told reporters today that America voted for tax hikes this week.
The Ticket reported:

Claiming a mandate from his election romp over Mitt Romney, President Barack Obama announced on Friday that he had invited congressional leaders to the White House next week for talks on how to steer the battered economy away from a “fiscal cliff.” Obama said he was open to compromise with Republicans—but that any final deal needed to raise taxes on the richest Americans.

“This was a central question during the election,” the president said in brief remarks in the East Room of the White House. “It was debated over and over again, and on Tuesday night we found out that a majority of Americans agree with my approach.

“Our job now is to get a majority in Congress to reflect the will of the American people,”
Obama said. “I’m not wedded to every detail of my plan. I’m open to compromise. I’m open to new ideas. I’m committed to solving our fiscal challenges. But I refuse to accept any approach that isn’t balanced.

So, any guess on the timing of our next recession?

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  • P. Aaron

    Those other voters want tax hikes…go take it out of them. They’re your constituency.

  • CT


  • Tighterlines64

    And when those tax hikes hit ALL Americans only then will his dumbarss supporters know what they did to themselves. It is to laugh.

  • SturJen

    Um…. I didn’t vote for him. I don’t want a tax hike. Give it to one of those ‘brainiacs’ who voted for him.

  • redc1c4

    “next recession”???

    we never got out of the last one.

    Double dip, anyone?

  • ponderon

    Most of his supporters don’t pay taxes,his rich pals can move their money around, its the middle class the group he wants to destroy.

  • forest

    The “fiscal cliff” raises taxes and cuts spending. It is Obama’s “balanced approach” which is why he signed it into law. It is “fair” – “Everyone has skin in the game”.

    Plus Obama says we “can’t follow Bush’s policies that got us into this mess to begin with”, right? so his tax cuts need to be revoked in toto.

    So I don’t know why there is all this talk.

    Do not obstruct Obama’s Balanced Approach from going into effect. He won, after all, and those who voted for him deserve the pain they voted for.

  • JC

    Problem is the idiots that voted for Obama thought the “other guy” would get taxed, not them.

  • Cargosquid

    60 million Obama voters and 12 million no-show Republicans decided that Obama was the man!

    We have just had the worst, most corrupt, most dishonest President in the past 100 years get re-elected. Obama won 8 of the 10 richest counties. He’s got the support of millionaires, billionaires, and big business. American citizens have had the evidence of his incompetency and dishonesty for four years.

    You know what? Screw them. Let the tax hikes begin. Let the Democrats own it all. The Tea Party fights for lower taxes and sensible government and all they get is the blame. The Republicans blame them for everything, compromise and get nothing. Boehner made a “deal” that got nothing for the Republicans and everything for the Democrats and the TP STILL got blamed for the credit downgrade.

    Boehner has already said that he’s going to compromise. Oh..yet…he SAYS no taxes..but he says that he has to satisfy elements in his party. He doesn’t support it.

    Screw them. The GOP should vote present. And let the Democrats crash the bus at full speed.

  • Rainmom

    We need to contact our representatives and tell them that since Obama thinks he has
    a mandate to raise taxes, that maybe it’s time for those connected to Hollywood to
    pay their fair share… push for special taxes on Hollywood.
    Read Glenn Reynolds article. He says there was a 20% gross tax on films after WWll
    to help pay down that debt, and that the tax was finally cut in the 50’s, I think. Since
    the left is harping about the Bush tax cuts, maybe it’s time to remind them about the
    Hollywood tax cuts that have lasted decades.

  • ★FALCON★

    Time to tax the 47 percent at 20 percent. For starters.

  • bg


    oh no they didn’t..

    Students outside White House celebrate:
    ‘Everyone is getting a f**king Obama phone’

    but that’s what i call:


    oh yes, and they are the ones they’ve been
    waiting for who can can your arse too!! /s/


  • dwd

    Middle class, you will still have to work, but you will have to fork over more of your pay to give to those at the bottom levels of society…. you and they will live the same quality of life, but you will work for it and they will not. In their spare time they can enjoy their newly-legal drugs, chat each other up on their Obamaphones, utilize their now free health care, and, when they’re bored, hit a store or two with a flash mob.

    Welcome to Obamamerica.

  • snap boy

    I certainly don’t recall tax hikes being a major issue of the election, mostly the issues from Obama’s side seemed to involve Mitt Romney being an evil person.

  • ★FALCON★

    Additionally, Boehner is to blame for the at least 3 trillion of 6 trillion in new deficit spending. He a huge part of the problem. Has to go on with his life’s work, as a caddie.

  • bluemount

    What about the “will of the people” with Obamacare? Majority never wanted it. He uses this statement when it suits his purpose.

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  • The Conservative wall

    There is part of me that says, let him do it.

    We will find out once and for all if raising taxes works.

    Clinton got lucky with the internet boom, only thing that would save Obama is the Pot boom.

  • Stella Baskomb

    “a majority of Americans agree with my approach.”

    In the blue states, yes.

    So – let’s move forward with tax increases for people who live in the blue states . . .

  • ★FALCON★

    It’s time for new GOP leadership in congress. Boehner did nothing to represent me during his time as speaker. Tacking on more debt, no budgets, cuts to defense, spending resolutions, etc, etc, etc.

    There was no opposition to Obama, none at all. It appears the man is drunk by 9 AM.

    As for the taxation – Obama wants to start at 250k. I have news for you – there are so many new regulations, hidden taxes, and out right thievery that you will end up paying more through hyperinflation and the dollar devaluation.

    Obama is essentially taxing everyone making the first dollar at a higher rate.

    The country won’t last 6 months if the Republicans cave in. And fully expect they will.

    A recession would look great compared to the MEGA DEPRESSION lurking over the horizon.