Almost painful to watch. At the White House Daily Briefing today, CBS News Reporter Norah O’Donnell kept after White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on why Barack Obama said in 2010 raising taxes on anyone in a bad economy was bad for business and job creation.
Today, he called for raising taxes on anyone making more than $250,000 – a move that O’Donnell pointed out would hit 1,000,000 small businesses in America. Jay Carney was unable to give a coherent response, with O’Donnell peppering him with facts at every turn disputing the Obama Team’s latest class warfare rhetoric.
This is how a reporter should do their job, no matter who occupies the White House. It would be interesting to see a reporter actually pepper Obama himself with questions that persistently.
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And if this tax increase goes into effect, every small business owner who ends up having to lay people off needs to also give them a letter stating Obama's tax increase was the cause.
She should have blown him out of the water by asking about the new capital gains tax hike, surly that will affect every small business even if they arent affected by the tax hike on thise making $250k or more. And i dont get how the obama admin can say they wont be affected, if they make $250k or more they will be affected, how do they not get that? If you tax the rich they will leave, its already been proven that you can take everything from the rich in this country and it wouldnt even run the government for a month so how is it that raising their taxes will help anything, we all know the obama admin is just going to spend it, its not actually going to go toward our debt. If you want to fix anything then cut back the spending and make EVERYONE pay taxes.
On the very rare occasion reporters actually try to ask Obama tough questions, he just turns and walks away. Even when he specifically says he's going to answer questions. Remember when he told reporters "Come on, guys." after someone asked him a question he didn't like, as though he actually expects them to be complaint and avoid asking him anything that might make him look bad?
Yes, I would like to see reporters be as persistent with Obama directly - but he always manages to shut them down with a sarcastic remark, or condescending attitude - and usually the MSM supports him. Specifically about this conversation - I find it very unlikely that 97% of small businesses make less than $250K - ninety seven percent???? Say what??? This administration just makes it up as they go along. Unbelievable.