WH Spinmeisters: ‘Reform’ is the new ‘Change’…

So let’s get this straight. Millions of Americans are out of work for a record time. Business is afraid to make any moves in the face of the anti business rhetoric AND legislation (cap and trade) coming from this Congress and WH. The people are pixxed and it is showing up in even the most spun pro Obama polling. So what is their plan? Move center as the people clearly want, as Big Dawg did?

Pshaw! They have a new slogan! That’ll fix everything!

Because they figure we won’t notice they are trying to remake our image into that of old Western Europe and it’s socialized economies? (which are now breaking down under the weight of their entitlements). Too late Team TOTUS, cat’s out of the bag, we noticed like a year ago, remember the Townhalls and Tea Parties? We are awake and I see no way they can put us back to sleep before the midterm elections….

And unsurprisingly, they plan to begin with attacks on the SCOTUS Campaign Finance ruling. Sure now that Team Obama opened fire on private enterprise and that private enterprise and the people have the ability to fund campaign ads, suddenly Obama is all about campaign finance reform.

A top administration official said that “the biggest piece of reform” will be supporting congressional efforts to limit the impact of the Citizens United Supreme Court ruling that opened campaigns to huge independent spending by corporations and unions. “Americans really turned against this opinion, the official said. “And so the biggest reform is to ensure that our politics and our campaigns are not controlled by special interests. Getting legislation that deals with the Supreme Court decision on the floor and debated — and hopefully passed — is very important.”..

Yeah very important now that American private enterprise realizes this Administration will tank the economy to implement their top down vision of America.

This from a guy who left the credit card verification turned off on his campaign website and got foreign donations against FEC law (not to mention donations from ‘people’ like DooDad and DooDadPro). This from the guy who waived public finance after signing an agreement to be bound by it.

They are fooling no one.

Politico rolls out the new slogan…

President Barack Obama, after weeks of private talks, is putting the finishing touches on a new election-year strategy that replaces sweeping “change” with incremental reform, according to senior White House officials.

“Reform is the new change,” a senior aide told POLITICO….

And they plan to go back on Obamapalooza the Permanent Campaign Tour (hey guys that stuff only works ONCE in America, those SEIU filled buses won’t cut it this time). But when in doubt, attack the banks!:

A close adviser said Obama plans to increase his travel in the country, including minicampaigns built around “a series of small but highly visible policy debates that clearly put the Democrats on the side of middle-class families, with lobbies for special interests on the other side.” Two likely targets: student-loan servicing organizations and banks.

November cannot come soon enough. If the WH thinks pulling a Dubyah and moving into signing statements left and right will save them they are incredibly stupid. In fact, their stupidity and short-sightedness may be ‘unprecendented’!

February 22, 2010. Tags: , , . Politics. Leave a comment.

Update: More Taxes. Pushes capital gains to 22.9% in 2011. WH Healthcare Plan: Charge of the Seventies Brigade

Update: Plan released. Taxes. Lots and lots of fees, fines and taxes. He is raising cap gains 8% over the next 2 years and he thinks this will HELP CREATE JOBS? Good Gawd.

BusinessWeek:

…In the plan, Obama is advocating applying taxes for Medicare, the government health program for the elderly, to unearned income for the first time.

Obama would place a 2.9 percent assessment on income from interest, dividends, annuities, royalties and rents for individuals earning more than $200,000 or families making more than $250,000, according to a summary released to reporters.

The proposed tax would also apply to capital gains, an administration official confirmed. That would push the rate to 22.9 percent in 2011, up from 15 percent currently and 20 percent scheduled to take effect next year. Obama also embraced the Senate proposal for an increase in the Medicare payroll tax on the highest earners….

Get your Disco ball ready…..

Highlights of the WH plan include such 70s hits as Price Controls and Caps!

Politico:

President Barack Obama wants to give the federal government sweeping new authority to curb exorbitant rate hikes by the nation’s health insurance companies, a White House official said Sunday night…

Obama’s proposal would give the Health and Human Services secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, new powers to review premium hikes by private insurance companies – and in some cases, block those deemed excessive. Anthem’s rate hikes of up to 39 percent in recent weeks have focused attention on the skyrocketing health insurance costs, the very costs Obama vowed to fight when he undertook comprehensive health care reform last year…

And also fresh from the 70s,  when in doubt, create a new government bureaucracy!

Obama’s plan would create a new board made up health insurance experts, which would determine annually what are reasonable premium hikes in various markets, and the HHS secretary also would work with state officials, the White House said. The proposal was first reported in the New York Times…

More when the ‘plan’ is released in 20 minutes…I’m sure AHIP is glad they partnered with Obama now, feel the burn you get in exchange for working with Team TOTUS..imagine when the hospitals raise their prices 30% and the insurance plans are told, uhm no, no rate hikes for you! Premium nazi (like Soup Nazi)….
…Gee they would have to go out of business and leave the government the only game in town..part of the design no doubt about it.

February 22, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , . Economy, Finance, Healthcare, Music, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture. Leave a comment.

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