Tags: obama | tax | healthcare

Obama Already Breaking Tax Promises

Wednesday, 29 Jul 2009 06:00 PM

By Grover Norquist

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

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.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Democrats Getting Tired of Obama

Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 14:03 PM

A New York Times article on Monday detailed a change of heart for the “hope and change” fanatics of 2008, specifically t . . .

EPA's Clean Power Bill Irresponsible

Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 12:28 PM

Americans can’t afford to let the EPA play at reducing emissions at the cost of further crippling our economy and puttin . . .

Obama's Numbers Dip Under Stagnant Recovery

Monday, 20 Oct 2014 11:26 AM

As Democratic candidates seek to distance themselves from Obama’s sinking ship, they must worry about the diminishing su . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved