The president defended his proposal by saying that, for high-income taxpayers, “the tax rates would just go back to where they were under President Clinton.” The president reminded his listeners that the economy grew at a rapid clip during the Clinton years, adding tens of millions of new jobs.
WASHINGTON — The White House and State Department signed off on surveillance targeting phone conversations of friendly foreign leaders, current and former U.S. intelligence officials said Monday, pushing back against assertions that President Obama and his aides were unaware of the high-level eavesdropping.
Professional staff members at the National Security Agency and other U.S. intelligence agencies are angry, these officials say, believing the president has cast them adrift as he tries to distance himself from the disclosures by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden that have strained ties with close allies.
President Obama repeatedly assured Americans that after the Affordable Care Act became law, people who liked their health insurance would be able to keep it. But millions of Americans are getting or are about to get cancellation letters for their health insurance under Obamacare, say experts, and the Obama administration has known that for at least three years.
PS. Off topic, James Pethokoukis sent me a Larry Kudlow interview of Alan Greenspan. All I can say is: Thank God for Ben Bernanke! And I’m not a Greenspan hater, I don’t think he’s to blame for the mess we are in. But he must be about 115 years old by now, and it was definitely time for new blood at the Fed.
PPS. I’ve had nothing to say about the computer “glitches” because that’s not the issue. The issue is and has always been the fact that Obamacare outlaws the only kind of insurance that makes any sense—catastrophic insurance. Glad to see people are finally waking up to that fact.