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.
"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
"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.