After reading, consider this: the same administration who is willing to spend federal money backing GM warranties wanted to make wounded veterans pay for their own care.
And doing something unconstituional? No problem!
In deciding that the measure is unconstitutional, lawyers in the department's Office of Legal Counsel matched a conclusion reached by their Bush administration counterparts nearly two years ago, when a lawyer there testified that a similar bill would not withstand legal attack.
Holder rejected the advice and sought the opinion of the solicitor general's office, where lawyers told him that they could defend the legislation if it were challenged after its enactment.
DrewM: Well, thank God we've gotten rid of those evil Bushies and their nefarious plots to run roughshod over the Constitution!
Smart diplomacy: Obama gives the Queen of England an iPod (she already has one).
And if that wasn't tacky enough, it's full of audio of his speeches.
So what was Obama thinking? "What can I give the monarch of the United Kingdom? I know! My words! My wonderful words!" Can this man get any more full of himself?
All promises from Obama come with an experation date. ALL of them.
"I can make a firm pledge," he said in Dover, N.H., on Sept. 12. "Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes."
He repeatedly vowed "you will not see any of your taxes increase one single dime."
Unless you happen to buy tobacco products.
Now in office, Obama, who stopped smoking but has admitted he slips now and then, signed a law raising the tobacco tax nearly 62 cents on a pack of cigarettes, to $1.01. Other tobacco products saw similarly steep increases.
Whats a 160% tax increase on something that's unhealthy anyway? At least it won't soak the poor anymore than the rich.
This is one tax that disproportionately affects the poor, who are more likely to smoke than the rich.
Oh... well sorry smokers. Guess it's your fault for taking the President at his word.
Remember this next time Obama, repeatedly and frequently promises he won't do anything.
I'm sure Obama's supporters will defend that Obama meant he won't raise rates on Income Taxes for 95% percent of us. Even though Obama says "not any of your taxes".
And the New York Times proves that even the slowest horses eventually cross the finish line. Is President Obama trying to muzzle his press corps?
They finnaly notice Obama's dislike of reporters -well- questioning him. I guess the mass media isn't quite supine and fawning for the President's tastes.