So President Obama thinks he deserves a “thank you”from the tea party protesters, because he claims he has lowered our taxes.
President Barack Obama said Thursday he’s amused by the anti-tax tea party protests that have been taking place around Tax Day. Obama told a fundraiser in Miami that he’s cut taxes, contrary to the claims of protesters.
“You would think they’d be saying thank you,” he said.
At that, many in the crowd at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts stood and yelled, “Thank you!”
The fundraiser was one of two Obama held after a speech at Cape Canaveral on his administration’s space policy. The other was hosted by Gloria and Emilio Estefan, a $30,400-per-couple fete that stirred some controversy in the traditionally Republican Cuban-American community. Together, the events raised $2.5 million for the Democratic National Committee.
So let me get this straight. On the same night that he speaks at a fundraiser that charges more than $30,000 per couple, he thinks that people in protest rallies – consisting mostly of fixed-income seniors, military veterans, stay-at-home moms and working class folks – should thank him?
At what point in his speech did he grumble “let them eat cake”?
The President’s comments are particularly delusional in light of the estimated half trillion of new taxes tucked into the health care bill he just signed.
Mr. President, we’ll send you a thank you card for “lowering our taxes” as soon as one single politician at any level of government thanks us for paying our taxes to finance their vote-buying schemes.