One's Observations

A collection of some things I observe along the way.


"The Obama administration's plan to cut more than $1 trillion from the deficit over the next decade relies heavily on so-called backdoor tax increases that will result in a bigger tax bill for middle-class families."

"In the 2010 budget tabled by President Barack Obama on Monday, the White House wants to let billions of dollars in tax breaks expire by the end of the year -- effectively a tax hike by stealth."

"While the administration is focusing its proposal on eliminating tax breaks for individuals who earn $250,000 a year or more, middle-class families will face a slew of these backdoor increases." (
Reuters Article)

*****After I created this post the story was pulled. The link now reads: "The story Backdoor taxes to hit middle class has been withdrawn. A replacement story will run later in the week."

Why did this get pulled???? Who decided it should not get out??? THE WHITE HOUSE!!!

So now it is a bigger story...

"The news service Reuters withdrew a story last night titled "Backdoor taxes to hit middle class" after the White House reached out and pointed out "errors of fact."

"The story, which claimed the White House's deficit reduction plan relies on raising taxes against the middle class by allowing tax cuts to expire, was withdrawn at about 8 p.m. Monday, according to Yahoo timestamps. The original story ran at 4 p.m. The withdrawal promises a replacement story later this week."

"The story went out, and it shouldn't have gone out," said Courtney Dolan, a spokeswoman for Reuters. "It had significant errors of fact."

"She would not elaborate on the specific errors, but said Reuters will "address those specific points that were incorrect."

"The White House did contact us and point out errors of fact," she added."

"The White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment. (Update: An administration official outlines the White House's specific complaints.)" (TPM Media Post)

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