Thursday, September 18, 2008

The AP "covers" Biden’s “patriotic” statement

Most of you already know about Sen. Joe Biden’s “patriotic” statement which Sen. Obama’s MSM Tank Corps is struggling to cover over.

Obama’s AP’s cover over effort follows. If you’re familiar with it, you may want to scroll down below the star line where comments begin.

The AP’s cover over in full - - -

Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden said Thursday that paying more in taxes is the patriotic thing to do for wealthier Americans. In a new TV ad that repeats widely debunked claims about the Democratic tax plan, the Republican campaign calls Obama's tax increases "painful."

Under the economic plan proposed by Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, people earning more than $250,000 a year would pay more in taxes while those earning less — the vast majority of American taxpayers — would receive a tax cut.

Although Republican John McCain claims that Obama would raise taxes, the independent Tax Policy Center and other groups conclude that four out of five U.S. households would receive tax cuts under Obama's proposals.

"We want to take money and put it back in the pocket of middle-class people," Biden said in an interview on ABC's "Good Morning America."

Noting that wealthier Americans would indeed pay more, Biden said: "It's time to be patriotic ... time to jump in, time to be part of the deal, time to help get America out of the rut."

McCain released a television ad Thursday charging that Obama would increase the size of the federal government amid an economic crisis. Contending that "a big government casts a big shadow on us all," the ad features the image of a shadow slowly covering a sleeping baby as a narrator misstates the reach of the Obama tax proposal.

"Obama and his liberal congressional allies want a massive government, billions in spending increases, wasteful pork," the ad says. "And we would pay — painful income taxes, skyrocketing taxes on life savings, electricity and home heating oil. Can your family afford that?"

The McCain campaign said the ad is set to run nationally.



Where to begin?

Let’s start with the AP's:

Under the economic plan proposed by Democratic [and AP] presidential candidate Barack Obama . . . the vast majority of American taxpayers — would receive a tax cut.”
The dissembling AP knows the kind of tax Obama's talking about - income tax - is one on which almost 50% of those filing tax returns pay no taxes at all.

So how do you give people who pay no income taxes an income “tax cut?”

Well, even The One can't can’t really do that.

But as Lincoln said,“You can fool some of the people all the time.”

And you have your best chance of fooling people if you’re a liberal Democrat like Sen. Obama with most of MSM pitching your shill.

That being the case, you get the kind of “cover” the AP provided for Obama when Biden made his “patriotic” statement.

With that "cover," the public won’t learn what the National Taxpayers Union reports (with comparative tables) and what a knowledgeable JinC friend summarizes thus:
The attached shows that based on 2006 Federal tax returns, the top 10 % of income earners paid 71% of our country's total income taxes -- the bottom 50 % of income earners paid only 3 % of total taxes.

In 1999 the top 10 % paid 66 % of total taxes which means the percent of total taxes paid by the highest income earners is growing over time.

What Senator Biden refers to as the "wealthy " are already paying more than their fair share of taxes. In stating that "it's time to be patriotic, time to jump in, time to be part of the deal," Senator Biden is implying that these hard working taxpayers are currently shirking their responsibilities to their country, which can't be farther from the truth.

As you know ,raising taxes on the individuals and businesses who drive our economy is irresponsible economic policy . This will lead to a worsening of the current economic conditions and hurt people at all income levels, particularly those at the lower income levels.

The Obama/Biden tax plan is really a welfare plan designed to redistribute wealth in this country -- a Marxist-type recipe for disaster.
How did the Dems ever decide the way for us to show our patriotism is to pay more taxes?