Sunday, April 4, 2010

Are We Overtaxed?

Anne E. Kornblut, writing at, documents an interesting Obamaism in response to a simple yes-or-no question.

Toward the end of a question-and-answer session with workers at an advanced battery technology manufacturer, a woman named Doris stood to ask the president whether it was a "wise decision to add more taxes to us with the health care" package.

"We are over-taxed as it is," Doris said bluntly.

Apparently, President Obama doesn't think he has a problem with overexposure yet. His answer to Doris started thus:

"Well, let's talk about that, because this is an area where there's been just a whole lot of misinformation, and I'm going to have to work hard over the next several months to clean up a lot of the misapprehensions that people have," the president said.

..and went on for 17 minutes and 12 seconds. 2,500 words.

Hand it to the president. Money isn't the only thing he has a talent for wasting.

But is this idiocy, or is it purposeful obfuscation? Time will tell.

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