August 3rd, 2009
12:42 PM ET
soundoff (98 Responses)
  1. Mich

    WOW You mean that obama raise taxs. Like we didn't see that coming. He has lied about everything else. Everyone will have to pay for BUSH and OBAMA's spend money on everything programs.

    August 3, 2009 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  2. Paul from Phoenix

    WOW! So, now the middle class is about to get taxed. This is what happens when I take a chance and vote for a dem. Never again!

    Of course, it isn't like the GOP ran anybody worth voting for. Jeez, our politicians suck!

    August 3, 2009 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  3. Mississippi Mike

    They are inevitable. We can't keep taking out loans and expanding entitlements without paying for them. Unfortunately, none of these programs are helping the economy expand so fewer people are being stuck with higher bills.

    August 3, 2009 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  4. Caesar the Great

    Did anyone seriously thought tax hikes were ever off the table? The wealthy didnt get wealthy by being stupid with their money. Tax them all you want, they know the system better than most of the legislatures who write the rules and will continue to be wealthy. Just another example of Tax and Spend, only difference this time is that its Spend and Tax.

    August 3, 2009 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  5. Sam Sixpack

    Yeah! Lie to me! I love it when you lie to me! More taxes? Yippee! Woo Hoo! Take my money! Abuse me baby! I love it when you stick it to me!

    Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

    We are a nation of gullible, retarded, idiots put on earth for the idle pleasure of an elite few.

    You can fool some of the people all of the time, all of the people some of the time, but all you need to do is fool enough of the people enough of the time.

    Our system, by design, ensures the best liar gets elected.

    August 3, 2009 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  6. Randolph Carter

    Y'all complaining about lazy welfare mothers obviously haven't spent a lot of time around poor people. Stop believing what the talking heads on TV say and get out in your community. Volunteer at a food bank or a homeless shelter. You may find that real poor people are very different than the trite stereotypes you seem so fond of. Have a nice day!

    August 3, 2009 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  7. Kevin in Ohio

    Now it is crystal clear. Obama LIED to get elected. Higher taxes were the obvious result of Obama's policies, and Republicans made this clear during the election. But Obama's LIES fooled the majority.

    August 3, 2009 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  8. Keeley

    wake up AMERICA ! They NEVER got OFF the table! New Taxes and Hikes in current ones were ALWAYS ON THE TABLE. This is a bankrupt economy. Where else but OFF OUR BACKS would the present administration get the funds to support these programs? China has enough financial problems without kicking in more mula to the USA. Besides, DON'T WE OWE China and Other countries enough?

    August 3, 2009 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  9. Angus McDugan

    Listen people... Nothing is free and what Obama has put on us all will cost us all unless you have nothing. But who wants to live like that. Trillions will not be found in "efficiencies." Crack open the check book and brace for April 15th.

    August 3, 2009 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  10. Dan

    Pre Jan 21st...Read my lips...No new taxes on anyone making less than $250,000 and you all belived him. Now it is "We will have to tax middle class to make up the shortfall" disgusting.

    August 3, 2009 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  11. Tom Everhardt

    You are foolish people if you ever thought democrats would not increase your taxes, no matter what lies they told while running for office. We will go back into the standard cycle of increased taxes, slowing economy, republicans back in office, lowered taxes, slowing economy, democrats back in office, higher taxes, slowing economy, for ever.

    August 3, 2009 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  12. The Lonely Libertarian of Liverpool NY

    Hello!!!!!? We who were awake knew this kind of spending has to lead to large tax rate hikes.
    This is one middle class working parent and voter who can not afford any more taxes, fees, sin tax, and what ever else these want to call it. I pay over 50% of my earnings in overall taxes.
    Maybe the Government needs to reduce spending! Only through reduced spending can true tax cuts become real. Stop shuffling the spending and just eliminate the spending.

    August 3, 2009 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  13. Jeremiah

    With Democrats in control did anyone think for a moment that they would be OFF the table? What did you expect?

    August 3, 2009 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  14. GI Joe

    Yep – tax hikes on the way.

    If you make more than a quarter-million a year ($250,000) your taxes are going up.

    Lushbaugh-idolizers are spreading the rumor that middle-class will be hit and that is a lie. Quarter-million a year is NOT middle class.

    August 3, 2009 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  15. Shawn

    He throws money at everything as a means of putting band-aids on bullet wounds, of course he will tax us greatly. Once he does he will kill small business and the unemployment will go even higher.

    August 3, 2009 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  16. Obama=Trickle up Poverty

    This Obama you're talking about.......the most liberal senator who NEVER voted for any tax relief under any circumstances. Without a doubt taxes will go up on the middle class and above, despite his campaign rhetoric to the contrary!

    August 3, 2009 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  17. Enlightened Voter

    Hey republicans, now you see how well gwb and the rethugs managed this country. This economic recession didn't just start, it's been here for 24 mos. You cannot serve the rich forever, trickle down economics doesn't work!

    August 3, 2009 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  18. Nathan,

    They should be on the table. Americans need to grow up and realize that you have to pay for what you need. This country is in the deficit mess that its in now because everybody wants something for nothing. Don't let those so-called fiscal conservatives fool you. they're onlt agains spending for things they're against. They don't mihd excessive governement spending for the things they're for like defense and farm aid which goes to more corporations than actual farmers. We needed to spend money to get out of this mess created by the Republicans and we need to pay for it to see that if dosen't happen again.

    August 3, 2009 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  19. Mason

    If you thought "The One" would not raise taxes you were kidding yourself. He is big on, "Sharing the wealth". Another campaign pledge is about to be shattered – "No new taxes on families earning $250K a year." People are just now seeing the Emperor has no clothes.

    August 3, 2009 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  20. Strait talk from the Carolinas

    Well, the big speech maker and liar in chief is fianlly telling the truth .....you knew it ahd to come. Spend, spend, spend. Hello taxes, wait till health care. He will spread more of OUR wealth around. Tax and spend ultra liberal.................change – yeah OK

    August 3, 2009 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  21. Charlotte

    Oh, let's hope so. Let's start by making all the rich slugs out there pay what they honestly owe- aggressive enforcement, close loopholes and recover their money they've stashed overseas where it does the U.S. economy no good at all but is just there to avoid taxes. TAX is not a dirty word, it's what is needed to keep a nation viable, its systems working, roads navigable, military ready, schools functioning. High time everyone paid his/her fair share. It would help if we could avoid future illegal and immoral wars, which have bankrupt our treasury.

    August 3, 2009 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  22. Audrey in VA

    surprise, surprise.

    August 3, 2009 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  23. Deborah/Kansas City

    As long as the wealth pay their fair share too.

    August 3, 2009 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  24. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    So what if they are? No sacrifice, no victory! If people want change, they must be willing to sacrifice for it. I'm willing to pay more taxes as should the rest of America.

    August 3, 2009 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  25. Bill, Bloominton IL

    yes but dont tell the liberals about it. SSSSHHHHHHHH

    August 3, 2009 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
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