Last Thursday, as Americans rushed to get their income taxes filed on time, Obama was at a Florida fundraiser where he said this:
"In all, we passed 25 different tax cuts last year. And one thing we haven't done is raise income taxes on families making less than $250,000 a year -- another promise that we kept," he told supporters at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. "So I've been a little amused over the last couple of days where people have been having these rallies about taxes. You would think they would be saying thank you."And yet, during the campaign how many times did Obama promise this:
"I can make a firm pledge. Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes." Barack Obama Dover, NH September 12, 2008Note the emphasis Obama placed on the word "any" in the Sept. 2008 "firm pledge" and how his latest statement just refers to "income taxes." Is this "another promise" kept? You decide. In multiple campaign statements Obama declared absolutely that if you make less than $250,000 you will "not pay one dime in new taxes."
House Ways and Means Republicans, the committee which writes tax law in congress put out this detailed breakdown of the new taxes Obama has signed into law during his first year+ in office. Asterisks mark the taxes paid by those earning less than $250,000:
For all that and more to come we should "thank" Obama?
I say NO THANK YOU! Why would I thank a liar?