I received an email from my employer (an organization of devout statists) this morning about the new, reduced Social Security tax withholding rate. The part that struck me read:
On December 17, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Tax Relief Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010.
As if everyone was all smiles, bluebirds sang in the trees, and unicorns pranced outside the West Wing. The President was just so happy to cut taxes for his overtaxed people!
Yeah, right. This really should have read…
“…signed into law as bile rose in his throat and over the screams of progressive Democrats in Congress and his Socialist base in a deal with Republicans (who had kicked his and his allies’ butts in the most recent election) to avoid the largest tax increase in US history and thown the economy into a second recession, all because his party’s congressional leadership were too stupid to do this when they had the chance.”
But, I guess they forgot that part. How odd.