I will say that the Biden administration isn’t off to a very good start when it comes to keeping campaign promises. I’ve been keeping count and the count is now up to 15 different campaign promises that Sleepy Joe has broken. The latest actually doomed a presidency back in the 1990’s. Let’s see if this one does.
Biden broke his promise not to increase taxes on people making less than $400,000
Much like the oft-maligned promise to “get those $2,000 checks out immediately”, and then they took three months (some longer), and only managed to make it $1,400, this time Biden’s promise not to raise your taxes if you make less than $400,000 fell apart quickly.
Press Secretary Jen Psaki came out the other day and said that actually what’s going to happen is there is going to be a marriage penalty for some folks. Well, she wasn’t as blunt as me, but that’s the gist of it. If you’re married and your taxable joint income is $400,000 or more, you’re going to be taxed at a higher rate. Now, the new tax rate that is being pitched is only 39.6%, up from 37%, but it’s still a tax increase. In fact, most of us would consider a tax hike of $10,400 (making $400,000) pretty substantial!
What this means is that if you’re single, you can make $399,999 a year without getting a tax hike, but if you’re married, and you’re both making the same thing, you can only make $199,999.50 each a year. Sound fair?
Yeah, I didn’t think so.
This administration hasn’t done very well so far. They’ve refused to call what’s happening on the southern border a “crisis”, saying “it’s just applying labels, and we’re into solving problems”. It’s still a crisis. Nothing has been solved. They’ve told you that you were going to get a $2,000 stimulus check, and then backed it down to $1,400 because Donald Trump sent you $600 at the end of last year. I don’t think Trump went along with that one.
They’ve said that they are running an open and transparent administration. Yet, they refuse to allow the media to take pictures at the southern border. They promised that if the staff in the administration treated people poorly (a reference to Donald Trump’s administration), they would be fired. Yet, TJ Ducko, a White House aide was allowed to belittle a reporter who called him out on his having an affair with another reporter. He quit on his own some three months later.
The bottom line here is simple. You just can’t trust what this administration says. They said they don’t want to get rid of the filibuster, now they call it “racist”, because it was used once against Civil Rights legislation back in the early 1950’s. Andrew Cuomo was called “The Gold Standard” in COVID relief. Until he went under investigation for the nursing home deaths. It goes on and on.
So, when Biden tells you something, realize it’s gums and lips moving and nothing else. There has been no credibility with this administration, and I doubt we’re going to see any anytime soon.
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!