In front of an adoring crowd in Dover, N.H., last year, senator and presidential hopeful Barack Obama promised, "I pledge that under my plan, no one making less than $250,000 a year will see any type of tax increase. ... "Not income tax, not capital gains taxes, not any kind of tax."
That pledge pertaining to his unassailable plan was soon broken after the election when he increased taxes on tobacco, which critics said was raising taxes on those making less than $250,000 a year. They were correct.
If you recall, during the campaign John McCain proposed a tax on health benefits similar to what Obama is now considering. An Obama campaign infomercial accused McCain of supporting "taxing health benefits for the first time ever ... taxing health care instead of fixing it. We can't afford John McCain." Another Obama ad called McCain's approach "the largest middle-class tax increase in history." In order to make sure that we understood, Obama stated that the "McCain tax could cost your family thousands. Can you afford it?"
Oops. Current Obama proposals include a tax on health benefits. But allegedly they would affect only those with high-priced health plans. Look out, American families! But Obama groupies, who have no concept of right and wrong and outright lies and who only support whatever Obama has done and will do regardless of common sense because of his melanin level, will continue to march to whatever beat the media drums as Obama maneuvers his baton.
Remember "read my lips, no new taxes"? Vice President Bush made that proclamation on Aug. 18, 1988. However, on Sept. 20, 1990, he publicly supported the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 that the Democratic Congress put on his desk that contained tax increases, and in short, he signed it. In that incident, 20 months passed from inauguration to support of a tax increase.
With Obama it was almost immediate, i.e., Bush intended to keep his word; Obama had no intention. Why has the media not given Obama the same treatment it is still giving Bush, 16 years removed from office?
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