There are two areas of home improvement to which I seldom journey: those of the electrician and the plumber. I know less about plumbing than I do brain surgery so any attempt by me to adjust the plumbing in Cordeiro Manor has met with mixed results – usually bad. Plumbing is less dangerous than electrical work only because electrical mistakes can kill you faster than can plumbing mishaps. Every time I’ve had to attempt a plumbing fix at Cordeiro Manor, I’m haunted by the fictional question of Noah by God as related by Bill Cosby:

Noah, how long can you tread water?

So when I heard about this exchange between an Ohio plumber and the Obamessaiah, I had to chuckle. Here’s the conversation:

Plumber: Your new tax plan is going to tax me more, isn’t it?

Obama: It’s not that I want to punish your success. I just want to make sure that everybody who is behind you, that they’ve got a chance for success too. My attitude is that if the economy’s good for folks from the bottom up, it’s gonna be good for everybody … I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.

There’s one glaring problem I have with Obama’s off the cuff, unTelePrompTered response to the Plumber’s question: the “wealth” Obama want’s to spread around isn’t his money. This money was made by that Plumber the old fashioned way – he earned it by working in places most of us don’t ever want to see and making sure the stuff we flush is never seen again.

Obama wants to take this plumber’s money, and mine, and yours, so he can “spread it around”. He says he’s spreading wealth when in reality all he’s doing is spreading around poverty.

Don’t bother trying to convince me Obama only plans to raise taxes on those making more than 250 large annually. Sorry, dear liberal reader, I don’t believe it. I also don’t believe he’s going to give me and 95% of Americans a tax break. Simply put, there aren’t 95% of Americans that pay taxes. Add to the last Democrat who promised me the same kind of tax break broke that pledge even before the ink dried on the new White House stationary.

When Obama learns that even after he repeals the Bush tax cuts and even after he soaks the so called “rich” he still won’t be able to pay for the nearly $1 trillion in new spending he, The Pelosi, and Dusty Harry have planned, be prepared to have the giant DC sucking machine come looking for your wallet.

Then again, Obama’s purpose in raising taxes isn’t to get more money into the US Treasury. Obama raises taxes “for the purpose of fairness”.

All Obama promises have an expiration date. All of them.