Obama threatens tax hike ‘if Congress doesn’t act,’ is reminded of what he can do now

President Obama continues to threaten a tax hike on middle class families “if Congress doesn’t act.” He doesn’t mention the many measures he could immediately take to avoid it.

How about repealing Obamacare, Mr. President?

But helping the struggling middle class is not the priority right now; playing golf is.

Related: Tim ‘TurboTax’ Geithner: ‘The economy now looks quite resilient,’ willing to go over fiscal cliff if no rate hike

  • http://pinterest.com/j0s1395/ Josephine (D)

    Really? If he was concerned about taxes, he wouldn’t have invented Obamacare.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZR4D5E2WTOI4MSKK7AJS6EG3OA Everybodys All American


      • shimauma

        +16 trillion

  • digitalPimple

    If the Dems and Liberals refuse to pony up their $2200, they simply hate science, Investments, roads and bridges, clean air / water and women’s health. How can that be?!?!

    Think of all those food stamp recipients and free phone folks who can use your $2200. Would the Liberals and Democrats want to deny them their goods??

    And.. isn’t the Clinton-era tax rates the very thing that brought on such a robust economy during his term? Why would they not want to go back to that?

    I’m just sooo very confused…

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      Please stop confusing the issue with Facts!!

      • http://twitter.com/ovostrokr Joseph Torres

        Sarcastic Much!

  • HARP2

    The middle class can thank Republicans for giving them the tax cut in the first place.

    • digitalPimple

      YUUP. Specifically Bush.

  • Scott

    Obama working on fiscal cliff is like my doc checking prostate

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      Scott, his exam is more like a prostate check and halfway through you realize he has both hands on your shoulders!!

  • Lord Foggybottom

    When he says typical, is he referring to typical white people, like his grandmother? He sure isn’t talking about the typical Obama supporter, because they don’t pay taxes.

    • http://twitter.com/ovostrokr Joseph Torres

      You would be surprised how much more taxes minorities pay as to the rich white person.

  • Chip

    “typical family” does that include the 47%? I doubt it. With loss of family worth by 5k and increase in taxes by 2.5K per family for Obamacare.. UGH… what’s the point anymore?

  • Chip

    Mid terms in 23 months. Get smart on incumbent liberals and start anti-blogging them now!!!

    • Barb


  • Jack Deth

    Memo to Republicans:

    Walk away! Walk away now!
    Do not walk in a straight line!
    Do NOT look back!
    You are going to be blamed no matter what.
    Best that your fingerprints are NOT on this!

    • louisiana_mom

      Exactly! They can’t blame you for something you didn’t do… Look at Obamacare, you just know the Dems are trying to find some way to blame that on the Rs but can’t.

      • SpinMeNot

        They can blame us, and they will — the liberal-progressive puke is incapable of taking responsibility for anything, unless that something has immediate tangible benefits to them. They are masters of the distributing blame game. It will never be their fault. They don’t need a rational argument to blame the right, they just lie like they always do.

  • Peyton

    If my taxes go up by 2K? That’s seriously going to cut into my golf game.

  • Steve_J

    Does that mean the average household net worth will the lowest in 63 years and not the lowest in 43 years as it currently is?

  • http://archive.is Shepherd

    I didn’t have to think about it under his predecessor. And I knew we were fighting terrorists not the constitution.

  • SpinMeNot

    Hrmm, BHO threatens tax hikes … am I missing something, hasn’t he already thrown a veritable cornucopia of new taxes, direct and indirect at us?

    The Repubicans in Congress need to just walk away from the table. The Democrats don’t want a deal, they want our property. Its really that simple.

    tax tax tax then spend spend spend then borrow borrow borrow and then spend spend spend some more … rinse and repeat until the economy collapses.

  • People Corporation

    The $2k is just the average. Those making a half million a year or greater (your employer) will be getting an average of $150,000/yr tax hike.

    This should make president’s ‘revenge’ voters positively GIDDY, until they get the layoff notice and subsequent letter from the IRS wanting to know what mandatory insurance policy they bought with their unemployment checks.

  • Constance

    Think of the millions of lemmings who get these constant tweets from big ears, and how many of them don’t have a clue. They are so incredibly stupid. Ever pull up next to a person driving a car with an Obama bumper sticker? You know what those people are like… sickening.

  • shimauma

    As a “typical family” mom I want congress to do NOTHING!! make @barackobama OWN IT!!

  • http://twitter.com/ovostrokr Joseph Torres

    The issue clearly is the fact that our government is spending more money then what they are making. I’m not an economist but man a monkey could of figured it out.