December 5, 2011

Presidential hypocrisy on steroids

President Obama on Monday said it would be "irresponsible" to cut social programs to cover the cost of payroll tax relief, as some Republicans have proposed.
That straw man argument is sickening in its misdirection (i.e. deliberate inaccuracy).  But what's worse, this is from the same president that is using a payroll tax holiday to relieve the recessionary pressures facing the nation.

To be clear, here's the hypocrisy:  the payroll tax is used to fund Social Security.  Social Security is a social program.  The president's payroll tax holiday de-funds the government revenue used to pay for Social Security,  in order to give a break to people so they'll spend money.  He's defunding a social program, to create financial relief, via a tax.

You can't make this stuff up.  But apparently, Obama can.

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