It is immoral to steal from someone even if your intentions are pure. It doesn't matter if you do it at the point of a knife in the dead of night, via the ballot box, or in the legislature. Theft is theft. Obama made the Bush tax cuts permanent. That is not cutting taxes. Lets be intellectually honest here. That brings up another pet peeve in regards to baseline budgeting and spending. These days a lower rate of spending than projected is called a cut. It's totally perverse. The that logic Obama raised taxes because the middle class expected him to help, and since he didn't, he raised taxes. That being said Obama's blows to the economy have been the silent kind, the ones only people that know a bit about economics would understand. Obama's spending has crushed the dollar. He's been aided because many other nations have done the same but the pain will exist. Inflation and less jobs will be the result.