Today's "he didn't say what you heard him say" moment is brought to us by White House Budget Director Peter Orszag:
Remember President Obama’s supposedly inviolable pledge—repeatedly uttered during the 2008 campaign and at countless town meetings since the inauguration—that he would never raise taxes on middle-class citizens who earn $250,000 a year or less?Geez, it sure sounded like a pledge to me. I could be wrong, let's see:
This morning at a Manhattan breakfast sponsored by Thomson Reuters, White House Budget Director Peter Orszag threw that pledge out the window. Instead, he described Obama’s “read my lips, no new taxes” pledge as a “stance” and a “preference” that is subject to study by the president’s newly-formed bipartisan Commission on Fiscal Responsibility.
You know, Obama reminds me of someone but I just can't put my finger on who it is. Oh, yeah.