At the end of his rope! Now Obama wants to bypass Congress and raise taxes at his own free “executive” will. When will Americans finally say enough is enough to one of the most dangerous presidents in American history?
Peter Schroeder writes at The Hill:
With Senate Democrats openly pushing the administration to take its own action on the tax front, the White House is not shooting down the idea.
“The president certainly has not indicated any reticence about using his executive authority to try to advance an agenda that benefits middle-class Americans,” said White House press secretary Josh Earnest Monday.
At the same time, Earnest emphasized that there was no “imminent announcement” about executive steps on the tax front. He simply reiterated that Obama wants his team to examine “an array of executive authorities that are available to him.”
Asked again about executive action on taxes Tuesday, Earnest noted that the president has told lawmakers what he is interested in on taxes — closing loopholes for the wealthy and corporations, and using that revenue to invest in infrastructure and boost the economy — as well as Congress’s role in determining what constitutes the tax code. “There are laws that are in place that deal with Congress and their power of the purse. And it is Congress’s responsibility to make decisions about the budget,” he said.
But again, Earnest said he was not “ruling anything in or out,” when it came to specific executive steps.