The great zero hiding behind the teleprompter in his own personal Oz stated when he first ran for president and took office that he would not raise taxes on anyone who made under $250,000 per year.
The first thing he did was raise taxes on cigarettes, something disproportionately used by those who make less than $50,000 per year per household.
Now, he's done worse (as if that's a surprise). He's raised both taxes on everyone in the country (through cutting a 2% payroll Social Security tax cut) and spending with this "We have to avoid going over the fiscal cliff!!!!" bill.
Say what now?
Look at this. The budget before the new law was passed was $3301.91 billion, or a bit over $3 trillion dollars. The gap between income (from taxes taken from us) and spending was $832 billion dollars. Now?
The new budget is $3681.56 billion. That's about $379.6 billion MORE than what it was. The gap is larger, too: $1212 billion.
So, instead of doing something to fix the problem, the idiots in charge have made it worse. No wonder they don't work in the private sector--they'd have been fired for massive incompetence decades ago.
I am honestly so angry I can't put together a proper rant for this.
I hope some of you can.
2 hours ago