At long last, the president has revealed his so-called “budget,” and, as expected, it’s a winner:

Snort.

Reduced federal spending? Heavens! We can’t have that!

And no one is more serious about deficit reduction than Barack Obama.

So, what are all these “investments” and “infrastructure” going to cost us, Mr. President?

Ah.

Movin’ on up!

But he’s serious about deficit reduction!

Balance is overrated, anyway. Let’s hear more about these new taxes:

Cigarettes are bad for our children! And the president needs more Americans to take up smoking — for the children:

Smokers, what you’re doing to our youth is evil! And, in order for Big Government to fund their education, you need to keep on puffing.

Good question.

And the less fortunate no longer need to worry about being left out of the economic debate. Their contributions will be integral to the program’s success:

Look. The national debt is already projected to reach over $25 trillion in the next ten years. We totally need these taxes in order to prevent the debt from climbing even higher. Right?

Oh.

  • https://twitter.com/vsbk1010 VSBK

    What? The Amish Tobacco farmers are in it with Hussein Obama? Do they pay any taxes? They live w/o govt subsidized electricity which eventually costs MORE in taxes.

  • sleazyrider

    Test

  • Mister A

    It’s too bad his budget is unlawfully late and will never pass.

  • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

    0bamas “Investment” = #MiddleClassTaxpayerAssF*cking

  • SameJerkDifferentName

    I don’t have any kids, by design. Why do I have to pay for someone elses rugrats to go to day care. Pay for your own kids. You had ’em, they’re your burden, they shouldn’t be mine! How about we put an additional tax on Gucci or Louboutin? That would be just as “fair” but they could afford it much more than I can.

    • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

      You are part of the “Collective”. You WILL assimilate. ~_^

      • SameJerkDifferentName

        No I’m not and No I won’t. I am an AMERICAN VETERAN that fought for FREEDOM and to protect and defend The Constitution. This new world utopia these whackos are trying to impose on US by taxing US to death is crap.

        • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

          #OathKeeper here. Take a deep breath……. We have to laugh once in a while at these #F*cktards

          • SameJerkDifferentName

            I know, you’re right. I do get a bit wound up sometimes.
            Oh crap. By admitting that, do you think they’ll try to incarcerate me now?

          • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

            You’re safe…. I have your 6. ~_^

          • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

            You’re safe…. I have your 6. ~_^

          • SameJerkDifferentName

            I know, you’re right. I do get a bit wound up sometimes.
            Oh crap. By admitting that, do you think they’ll try to incarcerate me now?

  • Silenttype78

    One cannot permit submission to parental authority if one wishes to bring about profound social change….In order to effect rapid changes, any such centralized regime must mount a vigorous attack on the family lest the traditions of present generations be preserved. It is necessary, in other words, artificially to create an experiential chasm between parents and children to insulate the latter in order that they can more easily be indoctrinated with new ideas. The desire may be to cause an even more total submission to the state, but if one wishes to mold children in order to achieve some future goal, one must begin to view them as superior, inasmuch as they are closer to this future goal. One must also study their needs with care in order to achieve this difficult preparation for the future. One must teach them not to respect their tradition-bound elders, who are tied to the past and know only what is irrelevant.

    Warren Bennis and Philip Slater in The Temporary Society (1968)

  • mike_in_kosovo

    So ‘sin taxes’ on smokes will discourage smoking…but income tax increases won’t make the rich shelter their money or leave entirely?

    #LowInfoLib logic strikes again.

  • Gallatin

    So when the black market for cigarettes explodes and obowmao isn’t collecting what he thought he would in taxes, what then?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

      The previous massive increase was still not enough to fully fund the SCHIP expansion. I have every reason to believe that a new tax increase will have similar results.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

      The previous massive increase was still not enough to fully fund the SCHIP expansion. I have every reason to believe that a new tax increase will have similar results.

  • Gallatin

    So when the black market for cigarettes explodes and obowmao isn’t collecting what he thought he would in taxes, what then?

  • camnpat

    Soooo, increase the tax on smokers to pay for goodies, but under Obamacare smoking is considered a pre- existing condition and thus will receive goodies.

    Does any government official do any critical thinking anymore?

    • camnpat

      If anyone was truly concerned about the health of the smoker or the person who eats too much they’d do something simple: get government out of healthcare and let each person pay for their own. The moment they see the actual bill they’d change their lifestyle on the spot. And without mandates health care costs would go considerably down.

    • camnpat

      If anyone was truly concerned about the health of the smoker or the person who eats too much they’d do something simple: get government out of healthcare and let each person pay for their own. The moment they see the actual bill they’d change their lifestyle on the spot. And without mandates health care costs would go considerably down.

  • camnpat

    Obama’s thinking: ” I won… Twice. I won’t be president by the time we hit the $25T in debt. Why should I care to be fiscally responsible when that will be a problem for future generations? I care more about how I will be seen by the progressive world in history books (and all the money and celebrity status once I’m out of the job) than actually doing a responsible job”.

  • http://twitter.com/conservag Aaron

    So his smoking tax will get people to stop smoking — while simultaneously raking in cash for the gov’t. How is that possible?

    If people stop smoking, they don’t buy cigarettes. If they don’t buy, they don’t pay taxes. Am I missing something?

  • http://twitter.com/conservag Aaron

    So his smoking tax will get people to stop smoking — while simultaneously raking in cash for the gov’t. How is that possible?

    If people stop smoking, they don’t buy cigarettes. If they don’t buy, they don’t pay taxes. Am I missing something?

    • arttie

      Yes, a vivid imagination and imaginary numbers used in higher math. Otherwise you’re right on.

    • http://twitter.com/d_hershberger Doug Hershberger

      I don’t think Obama knows how to follow a logical path. Increase taxes on product A = a certain amount of people stop smoking because it cost too much = lower revenues. So, Obama, what is the next step? Show me the numbers where the decrease in number of smokers doesn’t exceed the increase in the tax. I don’t smoke and I think people that do, with today’s knowledge of what it does to your body should just be denied health insurance, but not in Obama’s world. We’ll tax a thing to make it look like we care about health, we’ll pay farmers more than the tobacco is worth to grow it, give healthcare to those that WILLINGLY poison and contaminate their lungs, run advertising campaigns to encourage people to stop smoking, and pretend that somehow in there we are helping kids. How many other ways can the federal government get involved in tobacco??

  • http://twitter.com/d_hershberger Doug Hershberger

    At least the tax on tobacco is a tax that Obama would actually participate in, idiot still smokes. If he really thought ‘it’s for the kids’ he’d quit smoking and put that money into a fund on his own. Can’t stop the subsidies of the tobacco growers and put that money into the fund, eh?