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Keep Your 3:16 Off of My 1040



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From the final Morning Jolt of the week:

Obama Insists His Tax Hikes Are Simply Divine!

Look who’s now insisting upon pushing his religious values upon everyone in America: “And so when I talk about our financial institutions playing by the same rules as folks on Main Street, when I talk about making sure insurance companies aren’t discriminating against those who are already sick, or making sure that unscrupulous lenders aren’t taking advantage of the most vulnerable among us, I do so because I genuinely believe it will make the economy stronger for everybody. But I also do it because I know that far too many neighbors in our country have been hurt and treated unfairly over the last few years, and I believe in God’s command to ‘love thy neighbor as thyself.’”

I’m sure that ‘love thy neighbor as thyself’ is precisely what Obama was thinking when he urged his Latino supporters to “punish our enemies.”

Honest-to-God (pun not initially intended, but kept) headline in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Obama cites Jesus as inspiration for his economic policies

So, you Satanic conservatives, how do you feel about tax hikes now, huh?

Tina Korbe: “It surprises me to encounter the president using this tactic. In the first place, the specific example he cites above is misapplied. When the president establishes a policy direction — and Congress follows it — his decisions don’t just affect him. When he promotes increased taxation of ‘the rich,’ he’s not merely giving up his own tax breaks as he implies — he’s also suggesting the government should be able to forceothers to pay more in taxes, as well. That’s just obvious — and to say otherwise actually makes the president look more confused than anything. Here, we seem to have an out-of-water Obama who wants very desperately to pander but doesn’t quite know how.”

Ace summarizes the Democrats’ about-face about citing religion when they think it will help them win arguments:

The Absolute Separation of Church and State and Elimination of Religious Impulse from Government Policy

The Constitution demands no less.

Three out of every four years.


Tags: Barack Obama , Religion , Taxes


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