Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Obama Breaks No Tax Promise, Round One

Many times during his campaign, Obama the Immaculate stated that his new tax plans would not raise taxes for anyone earning under $250,000.

"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 gains taxes, not any of your taxes." - Obama, Sep. 12 2008

"You will not see any of your taxes increase one single dime." - Obama line, frequently stated during campaign

As of April 1, the federal tax on a pack of cigarettes rises .62 cents, to $1.01 per pack.

Smoking is prevalent in people of lower incomes. It is a sad fact that the people who can afford to smoke the least, are the ones who generally do it the most. So, the first people to feel the brunt of Obama's tax wrath are the very people he promised repeatedly he wouldn't attack.

I told you so seems to be so inadequate .....


SM Kovalinsky said...

Good point, and you made it well.

Kath said...

So easy to slap that tobacco tax on there -- why not a beer tax??? Might as well.