Obama: Republicans Think You Need A Tax Cut Instead Of An iPhone

Barack Obama at the White House

I’ve written before about President Obama mocking tax cuts on the campaign trail. He’s at it again, now suggesting Republicans think Americans need tax cuts instead of an iPhone.

“Basically their plan was one that you had heard before: If we cut more taxes, everybody is going to be okay.” Obama said, and continued to joke about tax cuts.

“You need to make a restaurant reservation, you don’t need the new iPhone — here’s a tax cut for that,” Obama said to the crowd, imitating Republicans. “You want to learn a new language? Try a tax cut. Tax cut to lose a few extra pounds. Whatever ails you.”

I’m not sure I can remember a politician ever belittling the concept of less burdensome government in such a direct and sarcastic manner. But what about the reverse? If Republicans think tax cuts are a cure-all, can’t it be said that Democrats always believe more spending will solve our problems?

Gee, who was it who proposed fixing our economy with a $800 billion “stimulus” spending bill, the largest single spending bill ever passed in the history of the nation?

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • mikemc1970

    With a tax cut I can choose to buy a Samsung Galaxy S3 instead and won’t have to settle for the state issued and approved iPhone.

  • http://Sayanythingblog.com The Whistler

    Can I use my tax cut to buy an IPhone? What’s he saying anyway?

    I think Obama’s upset he doesn’t know how to use an IPhone nor the English language.

    • Onslaught1066

      The president had stopped at a campaign office in Port St. Lucie,
      Fla., to thank volunteers. Then, for the cameras, Mr. Obama was supposed
      to call two campaign workers who were out working on his behalf.

      But when White House trip director Marvin Nicholson handed the
      president his personal iPhone, Mr. Obama couldn’t get it to work. A
      reporter who witnessed the scene said the president looked “befuddled.”

      “It’s not clear he knows how to dial on an iPhone,” the reporter wrote in a pool report.

      Mr. Obama then had a staffer dial the number of his Secretary of State, he spoke briefly in an agitated manner, the next day the reporter was found in Fort Marcy Park, dead of a self inflicted shotgun wound to the back of his head.

    • http://ndgoon.blogspot.com Goon

      Whistler I could use a tax cut from the Grand Forks City Council… :) If we don’t get Barry out of office we aren’t going to get a tax cut or be able to pay for the iPhone.

    • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

      “I think Obama’s upset he doesn’t know how to use an IPhone nor the English language” – Toot (The Irony Impaired Mouth of SAB)

      BTW, what did you think about the Romney Camp promoting the Anti-Islam movie that caused Islam extremists to murder?

  • justahick

    Obama is right, I want a tax cut more than an I-Phone. Might be the first time in a long time he is right.

  • Patrick R. Pfeiffer

    I’d like a tax cut and a new iPhone is possible-

  • Harold

    Obama thinks everyone should have a IPHONE and that someone else should pay for it.

    • mikemc1970

      Better yet one where the GPS function is always engaged that way when the government needs you, they can always find you.

  • $8194357

    That money went to unions and green projects…
    The democrats will get most of it back…

  • ndoldman

    With a comment like that it just shows he has no brains when it comes to finances with out money one can’t buy I-phones, government motors cars or afford so called high priced green products.

  • Albert Lickenspittle.

    Yup Rob tax cuts are the answer to everything if you are rich. Rob you are a sorrowful suck up to the rich. Let 24,000 kids in North Dakota live in poverty as long as Berg and his gang get their tax cuts.

    • robert108

      Tax rate reductions are even more important for the lower achievers and the middle achievers, as they have earned less, and need to govt to confiscate less from them to fund obama’s cronies.

    • jl

      Tax cuts let everyone keep more of their own money, not just “the rich”. You idiot.

      • justahick

        Tax cuts don’t help the 49% that don’t pay income tax, that is who Albert is worried about. The other 51% are rich.

    • leh

      There you are! Are those kids starving or just poor? So you know that the average U S poor person makes more money than the average middle class european? I think that if I get a tax cut, the poor should also get one….Pardon me, I forgot that 49% of americans pay no fed taxes.

  • robert108

    The usual false dichotomy from a Marxist. Tax rate reductions give us the economic freedom to buy all sorts of things, iPhones included.

  • mickey_moussaoui

    WTF is Ob☭ma babbling about??? Next thing ya know he will be speaking Kenyan, or Russian or in tongues or liberish., whatever

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