Monday, August 3, 2009

Tax Hike Out

The White House did a public smack down on Treasury Sec Geitner and Eco Advisor Summers.

I guess Obama is running for a second term... I can just hear him quoting President George Herbert Walker Bush (the elder):

"Read my lips.  No new taxes."

You might not be old enough to remember, but that line pretty much sealed Bush the elder's fate, enabling the Clinton's to rise to power.

I guess the Department of Energy is safe, too...

Ah, but it was a nice thought.

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Perot was the spoiler who cost GHW Bush the election.

Greg T. Jeffers said...

Perhaps.

Stephen B. said...

I voted for Perot in 1992.

If elder Bush had behaved properly on taxes, spending and whatnot, I wouldn't have moved over to Perot. Back in 92, Perot was talking the fiscal sense that Bush wouldn't talk.

Of course, by 1996, Perot proved to be something of a ranting idiot, but we didn't know that 4 years earlier :-)

Anonymous said...

Maybe Perot only sounded like a ranting idiot against the background of the establishment Bull$#!^. By that time the policies that got us into this mess were over a decade old and pretty well entrenched.

Regards,

Coal Guy.

Donal Lang said...

Perot might have made it if he'd looked like Obama! :-)