So I told you that taxes are going up on everyone making $40,000 a year via the new deal that Republicans and Democrats put together to “save the middle class” and keep everyone from paying more taxes. Now it appears the White House is poo pooing the idea that Barack Obama kept taxes from going up on the middle class.
In an email to supporters on Wednesday, Senior Adviser David Plouffe wrote:
I’ll tell you what keeps driving me every day: the knowledge that people like you have our backs.
When President Obama asked you to make your voices heard to keep taxes from going up on the middle class, people from all over the country, folks in every state spoke out. More than 130,000 of you sent in stories to the White House website. There were times these past few weeks when our Twitter feeds were positively overwhelmed by people joining the debate using the #My2k hashtag.
So we put your stories on the front page of the White House website. We asked you to stand behind the President when he laid out his position on this debate at the White House. The President went and met with one family who had shared their story. The Vice President sat down with another for lunch.
And people took notice. Reporters wrote stories about the way that you were adding your voices to this debate, and it became impossible to ignore your perspective.
They also released a subsequent video claiming that they were sticking it to the rich, requiring “the wealthy to pay their fair share.”
Obama supporters though are feeling the pain and they are ticked off about it. We tried to warn them, but they didn’t listen. Just look at some of the responses when they found out they were getting hit with new taxes.
All I know is my paycheck short $31
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