Can you say deja vu?The Clinton years hold some good lessons on both these scores. Back when Mr. Clinton was campaigning for president in 1992, he made a pretty direct pitch: Raise taxes on people making more than $200,000, and use those revenues to fund tax relief for the "forgotten middle class."
So how long did it take that beloved Democrat to bail on his promise.
He was backpedaling even before he stepped foot in the oval office. Hmmmm. New $800B+ of spending and you think Obama and Dems are going to cut your taxesMr. Clinton, of course, won that election. And as the inauguration approached, he began backtracking from his promise. At a Jan. 14, 1993, press conference in New Hampshire, he claimed that it was the media that had played up a middle-class tax cut, not him. A month later, he announced his actual plan before a joint session of Congress
Like we were telling you then and we are telling you now, your taxes will go up. Both directly and indirectly (you will pay the corporate tax hikes).On page one of the New York Times, the paper described the fate of the middle-class tax cut this way: "Families earning as little as $20,000 a year -- members of the 'forgotten middle class' whose taxes he promised during his campaign to cut -- will also be asked to send more dollars to Washington under the President's plan."
You really think the Dems learned from the last time they controlled everything in WashingtonThat was one of the lessons from the Clinton years. For the first two years of his first term -- when Democrats controlled Congress -- Mr. Clinton was a different president. With Democrats in control of Washington, the middle-class tax cut vanished, a massive tax hike was approved, and the political debate centered around HillaryCare.
Lie to me once, shame on you. Lie to me twice, shame on me.
Are you really going to fall for the same line twice?