Barack Obama answered those critical to his raising taxes for those who earn over $250,000 yesterday by announcing that he had changed his mind and would now raise taxes on anyone earning $200,000.
"I was OK with the $250,000 until that ass Joe The Plumber came along so we'll just round it off at $200,000. I mean, how many of you rural people in the south make $200,000? I bet you barely make enough to keep your family in Bibles and guns. Look at what the IRS did under the Bush administration. He had those Washington IRS agents harrassing people making under $20,000. Do you think that's right?"
Obama cited two letters, from a large pile he had received, with regards to his decision:
- Dear Obama, I'm voting for you this time because you weren't running last time and because Bush had those IRA agents break my knees and now they won't even allow me a deduction for my wheelchair.
Dear Mr. Obama, the wife and I made $30,000 and had to hide most of it in a bank...the one behind the house where we cut out a hole and buried it. The IRS didn't find it but the cutworms did. I'm voting for you this year.
Obama concluded, saying: "I tell you folks, let that Plumber guy open his trap once more and I'm lowering it to $150,000."