Another "Promise" Scrutinized

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    Tax Pledge Is a Target As Deficits, Debt Grow
    Obama Advisers Will Not Rule Out Broad-Based Hike

    During last year's campaign, President Obama vowed to enact a bold agenda without raising taxes for the middle class, a pledge budget experts viewed with skepticism. Since then, a severe recession, massive deficits and a national debt that is swelling toward a 50-year high have only made his promise harder to keep.
    (By Lori Montgomery, The Washington Post)

    Some of us, of course, tried to warn the voters that campaign promises (hope, change, whatever) were just rhetoric -- just like every other politician (which he said he wasn't) -- but the Obama faithful adopted the Mets' philosophy: "You gotta believe"....

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