Just how bad do you have to be to get your own side saying you’re out of freaking mind? Answer: As bad as Barack Obama.
The Associated Press reports even Obama’s own team thinks his latest tax plan, designed to distract from his plan to increase taxes on everyone who earns more than $42,000.00 a year, is terrible.
The Obama campaign says the idea would give tax cuts averaging about $1,400 to 7 million seniors who are battling inflation with mostly fixed incomes. The campaign also says the plan would relieve millions of older people from having to file complicated tax returns.
Compare what Obama claims to want with this from his own side:
“Most low- and moderate-income seniors already owe no income tax. Among seniors with incomes below $50,000 who do owe income tax, a significant number have modest incomes because they are retired but possess substantial assets,” said Robert Greenstein, who heads the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a liberal think tank. “Given all the problems and needs the nation faces, targeting relief to this group isn’t a priority.”
The Tax Policy Center, a think tank run jointly by the Brookings Institution and the Urban Institute, gave the idea bad grat’ades in a recent study of the two presidential candidates’ tax plans.
And if that’s not bad enough, even the AARP can’t get excited about it.
Hey, he really is a uniter. Everyone thinks he a craptacular novice!