John Sununu: 2016 Election Will Focus on Taxes

Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 09:18 PM

By Greg Richter

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Taxes will be a focus of the 2016 presidential election, former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu believes.

Appearing on Fox News Channel's "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren" Tuesday, Sununu predicted a "strong protest election in '14" during Congressional midterms, and a 2016 election for which high taxes will be forefront.

"It's been a bad five years for America on taxes," Sununu said. "We've had about 440 new taxes proposed by the president."

Many of those were shot down by Republicans in Congress, but Sununu noted that some got through, "including Obamacare itself, which is a huge tax, the Supreme Court told us."

While the tax code is a problem, Sununu said the bigger blame is an attitude by President Barack Obama and Democrats in Congress, who he said want to use taxes to punish people who earn good incomes.

"They seem to want to punish them for earning too much," he said.

Obama has an "ideological bent" that makes him want to punish people for succeeding because he believes they did something wrong by achieving, he said.

The tax code is so confusing that everyone has to hire someone to file their taxes, Sununu said.

"I have a Ph.D. in engineering, and I can't do my own taxes," he said.

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