Good one from the president:
President Obama said Thursday that the White House is monitoring rising gasoline prices “very closely” while adding that last year’s tax-cut extension deal will help ease the strain on families paying more at the pump.But extending the Bush tax cuts was merely an extension of the status quo. So it doesn't actually counter the effects of spending twice as much on gas as we did before Obama took office, does it? I paid $3.85/gallon this morning. How about you?
Since the president's last offensive statement on how to deal with hope-n-change era gas prices -- trade in your gas-guzzler, you pathetic schlub -- he's apparently been given a heads up about the existence of all those little people who need cars and gasoline to drive to work. So he's cooling it on the arrogance and turning on the faux empathy:
“That’s tough. You know, if you’ve got to drive to work every day and you don’t have an option, in terms of the car that you’re driving, and it’s taking more and more out of your budget, that’s a problem,” Obama said in an interview with ABC World News.Eureka! The man is a genius.
“Now, one good thing that we did was in December, an example of compromise that a lot of people didn’t think was going to be possible, with Republicans — we were able to pass a package of tax cuts that has helped to buffer some of that strain on families. So the total amount of tax cuts that we passed to boost the economy this year will probably be higher than the additional gas costs,” Obama said.What was that? Tax cuts boost the economy?
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