On Tuesday, speaking with Politico’s Jake Sherman, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) decided to present the Republican Party a generous gift for the coming elections in November: she admitted she is in favor of raising taxes.
Sherman prompted Pelosi by commenting about a new GOP ad that targets her: “They have a new ad that they put out after you said that you thought that you were going to win the majority that says — the title was, “All at Stake.” It said that you would like to institute a single-payer healthcare program and raise taxes — I think they mean roll back the tax cuts that they passed this year. Is that — what do you think of that, is that true?”
Pelosi laughed, “Well, the second part there is accurate. I do think that we should revisit the tax legislation in the way that we always have, in a bipartisan, transparent way, that the result is unifying for the country.”
Bingo. Roll back the tax cuts? Translated: Raise taxes.
Pelosi, conveniently ignoring exactly how the Democrats passed Obamacare, continued, “I do object, to what they did in the dark of night, at the speed of light.”
Really? Here is how the Democrats passing ObamaCare in 2009 has been reported:
The New York Times: “After a long day of acid, partisan debate, Senate Democrats held ranks early Monday in a dead-of-night procedural vote that proved they had locked in the decisive margin needed to pass a far-reaching overhaul of the nation’s health care system. The roll was called shortly after 1 a.m., with Washington still snowbound after a weekend blizzard, and the Senate voted on party lines …”
The Wall Street Journal: “On Dec. 19, 2009, a Saturday, then Majority Leader Harry Reid tossed the 2,100-page bill the Senate had spent that fall debating and offered a new bill drafted in an invitation-only back room. Democrats didn’t even pretend to care what was in it while passing it in the dead of night on Dec. 24, amid a snowstorm, in the first Christmas Eve vote since 1895.”
Here’s the NRCC ad:
And here is Pelosi’s generous gift: