more taxes! Not shocked? Me either! Charles Krauthammer comments make the point:
Obama set out to be a consequential president, on the order of Ronald
Reagan. With the VAT, Obama’s triumph will be complete. He will have succeeded
in reversing Reaganism. Liberals have long complained that Reagan’s
strategy was to starve the (governmental) beast in order to shrink it: First, cut
taxes — then ultimately you have to reduce government spending.
Obama’s strategy is exactly the opposite: Expand the beast, and then feed
it. Spend first — which then forces taxation. Now that, with the
institution of universal health care, we are becoming the full entitlement state,
the beast will have to be fed.
How will the beast be feed? Can you spell – VAT!
Well, Obama always wanted us to be more like Europe!