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Empowered Barack Obama Eyes Executive Tax Hikes




|| By FITSNEWS || U.S. president Barack Obama – eager to press his advantage following the latest “Republican” capitulation to his radical agenda – now says he is exploring executive action on tax increases.

You read that right … tax hikes implemented without the consent of Congress.

Specifically, Obama’s spokesman said this week that the White House was seriously considering a suggestion by uber-liberal U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders to raise $100 billion through “Internal Revenue Service executive action.”

“The president certainly has not indicated any reticence in using his executive authority to try and advance an agenda that benefits middle class Americans,” his spokesman said.  “The president has asked his team to examine the array of executive authorities that are available to him to try to make progress on his goals. So I am not in a position to talk in any detail at this point, but the president is very interested in this avenue generally.”

Wait … what?  That’s unmitigated B.S.  And not just the part about raising taxes without congressional approval … but the ongoing lip service to the middle class, which continues to get completely shafted by Obama.

Don’t expect anything to change anytime soon though … as the “Republican” Congress has turned out to be exactly what we predicted it would be: Completely spineless.

We’re not the only ones who think that way, either.

“Congress’ retreat into obscurity under Republican leadership has been rapid and pronounced, and the cave in on executive amnesty was inevitable the moment Republican leaders declared that any kind of government shutdown was unacceptable,” Rick Manning of Americans for Limited Government wrote this week for Fox News.  “Everything since then has been merely delaying the inevitable.”

Manning is absolutely correct …

Which is why John Boehner – no stranger to such foolish, self-limiting declarations – should have never been reelected Speaker of the House.

But he was … thanks in no small part to the “conservative” South Carolina congressional delegation (minus Jeff Duncan, anyway).

How’s that vote looking now?

Yeah … not good.