Remember Joe the Plumber?
He was the blue-collar dude who confronted Barack Obama late in the 2008 campaign with this challenge: “Your new tax plan’s going to tax me more, isn’t it?”
Nonsense, replied the candidate: “From 250 [thousand dollars a year] down, your taxes are going to stay the same.”
Indeed, he insisted, 95 percent of “working people” would see their taxes go down in his administration.
Well, think again.
A year into his presidency, Obama now says he’s “agnostic” on what was the principal plank in his economic platform: No tax hikes for individuals making $200,000 a year or less — or for households with a combined annual income under $250,000.
Every Obama promise comes with an expiration date. Every single one.