Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Cap'n Trade: Now with 15% Higher Taxes!

Today turned out to be another day where Madame's predictions regarding the Obama administration's plans proved to be true. The Great Opologizer conceded that Cap and Trade legislation would cost Americans $200 billion a year, which is equivalent to a 15% income tax increase.

In July, Madame and I worked on a Cap and Trade op-ed for the Washington Compost. Oops, I mean Washington Post (sorry, I've been listening to a lot of Mark Levin lately). In this brilliant, sarcasm-laden piece, Madame called "Cap and Trade" "Cap and Tax", and rightfully so. Let me just pull out a few excerpts from this article that have proven to be true (hurray, I get to use bullet points):
  • Consequently, many of us in this huge, energy-rich state recognize that the president's cap-and-trade energy tax would adversely affect every aspect of the U.S. economy. (You see, Madame called it like she saw it. It is a tax.)
  • The Americans hit hardest will be those already struggling to make ends meet. As the president eloquently puts it, their electricity bills will "necessarily skyrocket." So much for not raising taxes on anyone making less than $250,000 a year. (Sarcasm, yes!)
The effectiveness of Madame's article made the Softy Southpaws choke on their organic tofu. It even took two Democratic senators to respond. Well, maybe one of them wrote the op-ed rebuttal, and the other senator was the Op-ed czar. Well, Senator Kerry, why the long face? Senator Boxer (don't worry, I won't call you Ma'am), maybe the whole predatory control bill will work out for your California colleague, or not.

We shouldn't be surprised that Madame was right about this one, though. Over a year ago in her RNC speech, she said, "Taxes are too high ... he wants to raise them. His tax increases are the fine print in his economic plan."

Yep, the fine print, President Obama tried to play hide-the-taxes with his economic plan, but it looks like he found it himself. Although, Madame pointed this out in a Facebook posting of a Heritage Foundation study over a month ago.

That's OK, Mr. President, Madame already knows she's faster than you.


Doug Brady said...

Great post Whitney!

William said...

It's obvious that America can not afford cap and trade.We need to let our Senators know how we feel about its devastating consequences at

bestbud said...

Whitney.... it bolsters my heart knowing you and Madame 45 are collaborating, I often wondered who on C4P could be doing so... now Im wondering who else?...RAM?... even wondered if Madame herself makes an occasional comment?.

Whatever!... as my youngest granddaughter tells me when I ask to many questions.

My wife and I are gold star supporters of Madame down Texas way... she feels and fits into our thinking like a friend for life! Hope to actively work on her campaign if we should be so blessed

A warn howdy to you and Madame 45 ... thanks!

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