Thursday, April 2, 2009

Obama's Read My Lips Pledge

When is a tax increase not a tax increase? When a Democratic President proposes it.

"The president's position throughout the campaign was that he would not raise income or payroll taxes on families making less than $250,000, and that's a promise he has kept," said White House spokesman Reid H. Cherlin. "In this case, he supported a public health measure that will extend health coverage to 4 million children who are currently uninsured."

Let's go back to the campaign for a clarification on this.

Barack Obama:

"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." Dover, N.H., Sept. 12.

"Listen now,"..."I will cut taxes—cut taxes—for 95 percent of all working families, because, in an economy like this, the last thing we should do is raise taxes on the middle class." From his nomination speech at the DNC

Joe Biden:

"No one making less than $250,000 under Barack Obama's plan will see one single penny of their tax raised,"..."whether it's their capital gains tax, their income tax, investment tax, any tax." Vice Presidential debate

We haven't even gotten to the increase in heating fuel taxes or gasoline taxes yet.

I am sitting here patiently waiting for the non-stop clips of Obama saying he won't raise "any tax" on the news. It'll be on any minute now.

When is a broken campaign promises not broken? When a Democratic President does (or doesn't do?) it.

Rest of story here.

13 comments:

Flavor Country said...

This is an non story. Cigarette tax, this a joke. If that's the case every president who pledge no tax increase has done the same. They have gone up steadily for years.

You would rather harp on a cigarette tax vs funding health care for kids.

I thought conservatives were pro-life, you shouldn't be smoking anyway. :)

Z said...

And Flavor Country answers with the exact reason why Conservatives worry; why does character never reveal anything to the Left IF it's the Left not showing any?

NO NEW TAXES, READ MY LIPS..and Geo Bush didn't get reelected because the media and the Dems made it a campaign slogan for their side?

Obama lies.............WHO CARES?
Mostly, because the media forgets to mention the pledges and how they're now broken. And GOD FORBID the Right uses it in 2012 because they'd be then called "Small minded" and "hateful"..wait for it.

tyipcal

Papa Frank said...

Smoke 'em if ya got 'em. Light one up! And remember -- IT'S FOR THE CHILDREN!!! Smoke a pack for little Billy.

Papa Frank said...

Flavor Country -- it's not just cigarette tax. It's a tax on everything to do with tobacco. It's a tax on cigarettes, cigars, loose tobacco, chewing tobacco, and even rolling papers. Some of the taxes went up as much as 2500% That's right TWENTY-FIVE-HUNDRED-PERCENT.

Leslie said...

Smoke...it's for the children...

um...unless they are choking on your second hand smoke and getting ear infections, asthsma attacks...etc. But keep smoking because we need the money for health care for children.

Do I think they should keep hiking the taxes on cigarettes to fund government programs (and to really try to alter the habits in private citizens, because that is what it does also: when you want to alter what a person does freely TAX it!) No. I don't agree with hiking the taxes.

It is just another way to raise taxes without "raising" taxes: in other words --double talk.

BTW: about that little legislation to expand the health care for "children"...do you know up to what age of "children" it covers? Research it...

Chuck said...

Flavor, he lied. It's simple. No tax increase means no tax increase. Finally, what about the heating tax, he's talked about this. Then there is the fuel tax, this has been planned since before the election. You always defend Obama but if this were Bush it would be what it is, a lie. My real point though is how the media is treating it. This is yet more proof that they are in the tank for the Dems.

Z, I get tired of hearing how conservatives whine about the media. It makes a huge difference, it swings elections which is the goal. How the Hell can the GOP win an election when they have the media lying about them all of the time? There are times when I feel like giving this up, the fix is in. The media is why Obama got elected in the first place.

PF, he won't stop there either. Is anyone listening to this man? He has said he is raising home heating taxes. Who the Hell pays for most of the heating in this country? The rich?

Leslie, last I heard it covers "children" up to like 26 years. Also, these "children" don't have to be legal residents.

DaBlade said...

With Obama, don't make the mistake of gauging his effectiveness by what he actually DOES, rather you must listen to his honeyed speech of good intentions and fawn over only what he says.

Chuck said...

DaBlade, that's the long and short of it. Personally I think they need to just stop showing his speeches. What he says is completely irrelevent. We just have to wait around to see what he actually does.

cube said...

The president lies and the MSM doesn't call him on it. Sounds like a democrat administration to me.

BO spews platitudes to the boneheads who believe him all the while playing smashmouth politics behind the scenes.

mksviews said...

Hypocrisy Chuck, that's what it is. And anyone who thinks that he won't raise taxes on those making $250K and more is in wonderland, eventually as the money runs out for all his wonderful schemes he will have to raise taxes on more and more, it's simply logical.

Chuck said...

Cube, reminds us of the old days when sexual harrassment was "just about sex" and nobody's business.

MK, there has been more than one economist who has done the math and figured out that Obama cannot pay for what he wants to do with only raising the taxes he has promised. The numbers simply don't add up. It has been shown definitevly that the projections Obama uses to make his case are effectively outside the range of likelihood.

I believe he will not raise income taxes on people making under $250,000. Even he probably wouldn't get away with this blatant of a lie. What will happen though is he will tax us on items like cigerettes, fuel, health care, etc. The gasoline taxes they have proposed alone will wipe out my "middle class tax cut".

Always On Watch said...

What the government doesn't get via income taxes will be recouped in some other way.

I can't recall ever getting a tax decrease under a Democratic Party administration. Maybe my memory is faulty on that.

Chuck said...

AOW, you won't get one under Obama. As I said above, my tax cut is already wiped out by the proposed gasoline tax increase.