In a White House interview with Barack Obama, George Stephanopoulos (ABC) engaged the President in a "sticking point" of controversy for millions of Americans. Stephanopoulos: Probably the most definitive promise you made in the campaign is that no one in the middle class would get a tax increase on your watch... Yet this week, Senator Rockefeller and several other Democrats say that this bill by Senator Baucus is a big middle class tax increase. Do you agree and does that mean you can't sign it? Obama did not agree. What is alarming is that he started with the words "I think what they were referring to..." and began to wax eloquently from there. When it comes to something of this magnitude in cost and taxpayer responsibility...everyone should be on the same page and there should be no surmising. If Congress and the President cannot give us book, chapter, and verse on what something means...consistently...then they had better "hold off" while we "hold on" to what we can understand.
Note: Life should be what you make of it...not what the government doles out.
May God bless America...and may America deserve it!
Zanne Booker 9-21-09