Proving Ronald Reagan�s adage that Democrats �never met a tax they didn�t hike,� President Barack Obama is planning to �call for tax increases for people making over $250,000 a year, a proposal contained in his 2012 budget, and changing parts of the tax code he thinks benefit the wealthy,� the Wall Street Journal reports. Obama is also expected to �propose cuts to entitlement programs, including Medicare and Medicaid, and changes to Social Security.� But if those cuts are anything like the so-called cuts in the recent budget compromise, they will amount to small reductions in proposed increases, not genuine cuts.

BPWhen President Obama announced that energy giant British Petroleum would fund a $20 billion fund to compensate the victims of the British Petroleum oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, many warned of the potential for abuse. Regardless, the Obama administration kowtowed to the demands of George Soros’ Center for American Progress and demanded that BP set up the escrow account. Now, just one year after the compensation fund was created, investigations reveal that the funds from the account have been used for purchases unrelated to the oil spill.

Jackson JacksonAging civil rights professional Jesse Jackson flipped his lid on television last week, claiming that the battle over the federal budget is nothing less than a reprise of the War Between the States.

Republican leaders in Congress have been pining to amend the federal pay system, to curb government spending and trim the skyrocketing deficit. Many Republicans and Tea Party activists claim that federal workers are grossly overpaid, particularly when compared to the private sector workforce. Naturally, Democrats and liberal activists claim the contrary.

Rep. Louise Slaughter, a leftist Democrat from New York, claims the latest group of Republican Congressmen were sent to Washington so they can kill women.

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