Obama will have some splaining to do 

A Republican operative reminds me of Obama's fairly recent speech as he was selling the tax deal that went through Congress:

“This week, Congress passed – and I signed into law – an essential economic package that will help grow our economy, spur businesses, and jumpstart job creation. ... This package, which is so important for our economy at this pivotal time, was the product of hard negotiations. ... I’m heartened by our ability to come together to do what’s best for middle class families across this country, and our economy as a whole.”

The deal Obama was praising kept taxes at their current rate and created a payroll tax holiday. If he thinks that tax hikes are a good idea now, or that the payroll tax should be increased further (above the increases already in Obamacare) in order to shore up entitlement programs, he's at least going to have to reconcile that with his earlier position.

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David Freddoso came to the Washington Examiner in June 2009, after serving for nearly two years as a Capitol Hill-based staff reporter for National Review Online. Before writing his New York Times bestselling book, The Case Against Barack Obama, he spent three years assisting Robert Novak, the legendary Washington... more
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