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Obama Already Breaking Tax Promises

Wednesday, 29 Jul 2009 06:00 PM

By Grover Norquist

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On Sept. 12, then-Sen. Barack Obama made the American people a promise. We were told “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.”

President Obama didn’t keep that promise. He broke it16 days into his presidency when he signed the SCHIP bill, instituting a tax hike on smokers, a group with a median income of $36,000. And that’s about the last place his promise was even comprehensible.

Since then Obama has broken that promise while he and his mouthpieces have told America that the promise comes without caveats, that the president doesn’t draw lines in the sand, and that he has kept and will keep the promise. It sounds baffling in print — it’s even more confusing when you see and hear it.

But with healthcare and cap-and-tax — both loaded with tax hikes — potentially hitting the president’s desk in the next few months it is vital that the president be reminded of his promise. America simply cannot afford any more twists and turns in this bizarre saga of Obama’s tax promises.

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