Back in 2012 I stated that a reelection of President Obama would be the greatest Pavlovian experiment the world has ever known. In other words this great nation would be rewarding bad behavior and failure and would therefore receive more of same.
And so it was — but it was truly manifested the day after the midterm elections last year when we were told the referendum of the people meant nothing to President Obama because he hears the voices of the two-thirds of Americans who did not vote. Not long after that, President Obama decided to do that which he had stated he could not — issue an executive order suspending actions against illegal immigration.
Now there are rumblings that President Obama is feeling his oats and has set his sights on yet another tyrannical use of executive action.
As reported by Forbes.com, “In another sign that the gloves have come off for the last 2 years of his term, President Obama suggests he can raise taxes by executive action. That’s the same method he used for his controversial immigration ‘reform.’ The Congressional Budget Office says Mr. Obama’s executive immigration action will increase federal deficits by $8.8 billion over the next ten years. Now, we may see unilateral tax hikes too. The tax gauntlet was tossed down by his White House Press Secretary, Josh Earnest, who said the President was “very interested” in raising taxes through executive action. Some of the blame goes to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who called upon the President to raise over $100 billion in taxes through IRS executive action. Sen. Sanders dispatched this letter to Mr. Obama’s Treasury Secretary identifying actions the IRS can take without asking Congress.”
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