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Obama's first lie..

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posted on Feb, 21 2009 @ 12:11 PM
Last year, candidate Barack Obama repeatedly pledged that no American earning under $250,000 per year would face any form of tax increase should he be elected.

For example, on September 12, 2008, he declared:

"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 More..gains taxes, not any of your taxes."
However, in early February, just days into his presidency, President Obama signed the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) legislation. This puts into effect a 156 percent increase in the federal excise tax on tobacco, a hike of 61 cents per pack.

According to Americans for Tax Reform -- a non-partisan coalition of taxpayers and taxpayer groups who oppose all federal and state tax increases -- Obama's new tax increase will be borne largely by the very middle- and low-income Americans he said he would not raise taxes on:

* 55 percent of smokers are "working poor";
* One in four smokers live below the poverty line;
* On average, smokers, whose median income is a little more than $36,000, make about 30 percent less than non-smokers.

"Obama just raised taxes on millions of lower-income Americans. His central campaign promise was a lie," bluntly declared Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform.

posted on Feb, 21 2009 @ 12:35 PM
They have to pay for all these stimulus packages and giveaways somehow, and the only means they have to do so is through taxation. I can't wait to see how they plan to pay for his Civilian Security Force. It will be as well funded and equipped as all four branches of the service. That's at least another 550 billion dollars that they must make materialize out of thin air..

Obama is like Bill Clinton when he's speaking, It's not what he says, it's how he says it. He always leaves some wiggle room for himself by parsing terms. Like all lawyers, words mean everything to him.

[edit on 21-2-2009 by LLoyd45]

posted on Feb, 21 2009 @ 01:14 PM
Will Obama push thru to charge a tax on mileage based on a per mile tax driven on your car per year? Can you say National Vehicle Inspection Centers to check your mileage and to see if you comply with pollution standards. Billions will be raised for doing so and Obama surely would not tell lyes to the public would he? Would Americans protest or just let it happen to them just like the stimulus package past as individuals become more complacent?

Could there be a clean air you breath tax coming soon as well as a clean water tax? Could there be a Sun tax using the Sun as an energy source for Solar energy? While we are at it why not a tax on tax for the population in the U.S. this should pass easily with no resistance from the U.S. citizens.

[edit on 21-2-2009 by amari]

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