Obama finally admits: Yes, we did raise taxes

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During an interview with former President Bill Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative on Tuesday, President Obama finally admitted something that any taxpaying American has know for a very long time: The Obama Administration has raised taxes.

“Today I came in and I was kind of in a mood. And I’m in a mood today because I can’t take the lies. And little, little things that all kind of add up,” Glenn said. “The president called anybody who said they have raised taxes, and I can’t take how many monologues we heard from other show hosts saying that anybody who says he’s raising taxes is a liar and the President was on the campaign trail saying, ‘They’re lying about taxes and we have lowered taxes, et cetera, et cetera.’ Yesterday, the President came out and said, ‘Okay, well, yes. We did raise some.’”

PRESIDENT OBAMA: First of all, I think it’s really important to point out here that the total cost of the Affordable Care Act to provide health insurance for every American out there at an affordable rate is costing about the same amount over the course of 10 years as the cost of the prescription drug bill that President Bush passed — except that wasn’t paid for. We felt obliged to actually pay for it and not just add to the deficit.

We did raise taxes on some things. We, for example, said that for high-end income individuals, you can pay a slightly higher Medicare rate — Medicare tax. So we bumped that up a little bit.

So what now? For all of those who have been sounding the alarm for years and have been trying to disprove the inaccuracies and falsities propagated by the media and this Administration, what happens now. Glenn, speaking from personal experience, described how his reputation was maligned because he spoke out about what has now proven to be true.

“How do I get my reputation back? How do I get my life back? I told the truth, I stood through the storm, I tried to explain it, I used their own words, I showed it to you in paper, in their own writings, in their own words and they destroyed me. They destroyed my reputation. I helped them, of course. You know, by allowing them to get me all wound up and go crazy because of the lies, I helped them. I got it. I got it,” Glenn conceded. “But then they come out and admit it, and where do I go? Where do I go to get my reputation back? More importantly, on some of these things that are so important, where do the people go who are going to be facing these death panels? Where do they go? When there are shortages and we have a government bureaucracy making all of these decisions and you’re now stuck in the trap, where do they go? They go nowhere. It’s too late.”

Watch President Obama’s full remarks beginning at the 45 minute mark:

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  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Once again we see the conclusive proof of Obama: liar, traitor, madman and narcissist to the core of his being.

    • Bonnie Somer

      SO RIGHT

    • http://www.facebook.com/rigoberto.serrano.39 Pachy Serrano

      That’s a lot of personal attacks to someone you dont know personally. U could trash his policies and deals, but not the man, c’mon!. I could say tons of garbage about you just for te things you write in this site, but I won’t go there . . . Its like losing my time on someone with lack of decency and knowledge.

      • Anonymous

        The man makes the policies and deals.Snap out of it.

      • Anonymous

        Simply pay attention to what Obama has authorized or done, his moral tendencies, and/or who and what he pushes away.

        That says a great deal about him.

        Do not listen simply to what comes out of his mouth, pay attention to his actions, both public and secret.

      • Anonymous

        The butthurt crap is really getting ridiculous. Knowing him personally has NOTHING to o with it. He DID these things.

      • Anonymous

        His actions say otherwise Pachy. He is a public official, he will be judged by us. We say tons of things on here about you based on your illogical posting. Its like carrying a conversation with Debbie Was-a-man-shultz.

        • Anonymous

          Ben, lil’ Debbie should love CA, then!   Legislature passed a bill which
          takes effect in Jan. ’14 and allows those attending public schools, who
          ”feel” they are transgender, for the boys to use the girls bathrooms, the
          girls to use the boys bathrooms—and the same switch on sports. That
          should work well!   Someone is getting a petition to stop it but more than
          a half a million signatures need to be gathered by sometime in Nov., I
          heard.  Among other things, it calls for a letter from a doctor and, perhaps, something as easy as a uni-sex bathroom.  Some girl students
          have already indicated being ”uncomfortable” with the whole idea of boys in girls bathrooms.  Well, I guess!

      • Know Really

        Thank you for showing us your ignorance.  You don’t know snowleopard, and yet you trash snow for the very same thing (saying “I could say tons…..” is the same as doing so.)  Hypocrite.

      • Know Really

        Thank you for showing us your ignorance.  You don’t know snowleopard, and yet you trash snow for the very same thing (saying “I could say tons…..” is the same as doing so.)  Hypocrite.

      • Anonymous

         Really?  You think Obama is pure as the white driven snow?

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Honestly, once someones reputation has been battered for daring to tell the truth, how can it be restored? How can one be proven right, be vindicated in the end, and be justly recompensed for the damage inflicted?

    • Anonymous

       Paula Deen, Lost it all from a false law suit and a MSM with an agenda. They don’t care they ruined someones life over perjury. The woman was only looking to cash-in truth be damned. Paula could sue the ex-employee, but what would she get besides a Chevy Volt with Obama bumper stickers.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUrbEIqFl_Q Sam Fisher

    Funny I don’t see the liberal trolls claiming Obama did not even when he did. Come on cowards you keep saying he never rise a single tax but look at what your god just said.

    • Anonymous

      He increased taxes for the wealthy. To the Liberal Trolls, that is not an increase. Those people do not deserve their wealth. They did not build that. They are not paying their “fair” share (Never has been defined when asked) At some point you have made enough money (The Rodeo Clown in the WH makes sure mentally that his goal post keeps moving up as he acquires more and more $$ through corruption and George Soros is exempt). The Liberals chant in unison “Give them the Wealth…Give them the Wealth…Just not my Wealth….Just not my Wealth…”

  • Anonymous

    What a pair of nothings.

  • http://www.absoluteintensity.com dennis reilly

    I couldn’t watch but a minute. I really did get sick!!!!!!! the useful idiots cheering

    • Anonymous

      Those are voters; God help us all because they are blind sheep unwilling to do a little work to seek and find truth.

      • Anonymous

        Why work, swing, when all one has to do is hold out his hand and Uncle Sugar
        will give him what he needs?

    • Anonymous

      These people are hand picked. Would not surprise anyone to know they were bused in and not part of the local population. It was not Resident Obama that the crowd was clapping and cheering about. All that praise was directed at the Teleprompter.

  • Anonymous

    Obama lives up to his 5 year MOTTO, Lie and Deny

  • Take 2

    Is it not everyone’s Health is insured now and everyone must pay or be penalized soon?
    What is the 30 Million not insured mean? Are they not paying or being penalized?  Will Obama take over Starbucks next?  Voluntary Coffee Tax  Oh! TEA TAX? With a forced IRS Penalty TAX instead of prison term i.e. if you drink it or not – need it or not!  

    Who does or does not get PENALIZED if they do not buy Government Obama Insurance? 

    Is this a dictatorship simply taking over the Medical Insurance World to Penalize the working class – the self employed overly TAXED class-again?  To control population?

    I smell a PONZY!   I smell some weirdo Population control widget.

  • Anonymous

    Your telling me Medicare was ”bumped up a little?”   My health plan is a Senior Advantage, ie:

    Medicare (which I didn’t choose) and my prescription co-pays have doubled.  Can hardly wait to

    see what our health plan costs will be when it’s time to renew!

    • Anonymous

      Sweetheart, have you gone onto your exchange yet?  In Connecticut our rates have become affordable.  Just type in your income and number of dependents and you get a rate.  Pretty simple, then watch my show.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oukun782Ly8

      • Anonymous

         Out of the institution again I see?

        • Anonymous

          Sweetheart, have you been keeping up with the show.  At he 22 minute mark I give the business to Sammy and the snow leopard, BATTA-BING! They like being BITCH-SLAPPED, how about you?  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oukun782Ly8

          • MariaSanchez

            FLAGGED

      • MariaSanchez

        FLAGGED

      • Anonymous

        Darling boy!  So good of you to reply!  Husband gets health care plan through his former employer, the big, bad Bank of America, for whom he worked over 40
        years.  Am waiting to see what that is.  Doubt I would ever go to an exchange.
        Why would I want another gov’t intrusion in my life when I am already being
        jerked around through Social Security?

        • Anonymous

          This sweetheart is not friendly bjv he/she just hates and hurts others that’s all .Be blessed

          • Anonymous

            Oh, I know, way.  I have seen his posts before, but I don’t mind
            jousting with another—as long as it’s done in a civil manner.
            If the language gets coarse/vile or the person resorts to name
            calling, then, he/she is written off.  God bless, way.

    • Anonymous

      Yes sir I’m right there with you just wait until we get a little older it won’t be of any interest to anyone until loved ones can’t make it . Have a great weekend  God bless brother. 

      • Anonymous

        way, if you read my reply to the vacuum cleaner, you would see that I have a
        husband, and since I gave birth to two sons, that would make me a ma’am or a
        sister.  That said, you have a great weekend too, and blessings on you!

        • Anonymous

          My apologies I ‘ had just skimmed over you’re post I see this crap some folks write ( unbelievable) so please take no offence to my blunder SISTER and Ma’am if you so choose next time I post I will pay more attention .Oh and thank you again for your kind thoughts about my loss of a dear friend . God bless the family you are blessed with sister!

  • Defend Liberty

    As surely as water will wet us, as surely as fire will burn, the lights of liberty are found in the pages you turn: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0094KY878

  • Anonymous

    Answer One: Congress does not know
    Answer Two: Congress does not know
    Answer Three: Congress does not know

    As Nazi Piglosi said “We have to pass it to know whats in it”

    Well, they still do not know what is in it.

  • Anonymous

      Answer One: Congress does not know
    Answer Two: Congress does not know
    Answer Three: Congress does not know

    As Nazi Piglosi said “We have to pass it to know whats in it”

    Well, they still do not know what is in it.

  • Anonymous

    With all the technology advancements in computers, networks, programming software ect… One would think this web site would have a reliable comments section. You reply to someone and either the post ends up at the top as a new thread or it posts to the wrong thread or in the case of this morning – It posted to the right thread but also posted to another thread with only one submission.

  • Anonymous

    The entire slimy bill needs to be kicked back to a vote again.  It was illegally passed in stealth mode and not as a tax.  When Justice Roberts declared it Constitutional because it was a “tax” that should have immediately negated the entire scam.  Only Congress has the power to levy taxes and Congress did not vote on it as a tax at all.  If it had been put up for vote as a tax it would have failed as most sitting in DC wouldn’t have wanted to be associated with raising taxes on their constituencies when the country is in such an economic decline.  Therefore, it needs to go back to a vote for what it really is – a tax.  Period.

    • Cameron Vance

      That could be used as grounds for another lawsuit I think.

      Think of the implications if the Supreme Court ruled in our favor on that issue.

  • Fitnessnut

    Do you know that every employee pays an additional .9% sur charge on Medicare now too ? I am now paying an additional $720 annually for that little hike. I love the fact that they call it a sur charge.

  • Anonymous

     The bottom line is who pays for this? Ain’t no such thing as a free lunch. Doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals have to be paid. If taxes don’t pay for this and patients don’t  pay for this it must be the tooth fairy. 

    Only children believe things appear out of thin air with no cost. That’s okay because they are children. How can adults believe the same?  The bill always comes due.

  • Patty Wales

    2 of the biggest liars on the planet!!!!

  • Patty Wales

    Oh sorry…3….forgot Hillary!!!