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Laugher of the day: Obama claims to have not raised taxes

This one was such a knee-slapper that even Politifact (who ran interference for B.O. on ObamaCare) couldn’t pass it up:

“I didn’t raise taxes once. I lowered taxes over the last two years,” Obama said.

He’s trying to be Clintonesque here. He didn’t raise income taxes, but he sure as hell raised other taxes, despite the Vice-Plagiarist telling us during the campaign that O-blah-blah wasn’t going to raise any kind of taxes “not a dime”.  Continuing:

The idea that Obama did not raise taxes is just plain wrong. He signed legislation raising taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products soon after taking office; that money goes to pay for children’s health insurance programs. The law went into effect in 2009. He also signed the health care law, which includes taxes on indoor tanning that went into effect last year. (Regular PolitiFact readers will remember our fact-check of reality TV star Snooki and her complaint about the new tax last year.)

The new health care law also includes a tax on people who decide not to have health insurance, as an incentive for them to get coverage. The tax phases in gradually, starting in 2014. By 2016, the tax would be $695 per uninsured person up to a maximum of three times that amount, or $2,085. The law includes exemptions for people who can’t find affordable insurance, and a few other special circumstances.

More significantly, the health care law includes new taxes on the wealthy, starting in 2013. Individuals who make more than $200,000 and couples that make more than $250,000 will see additional Medicare taxes of 0.9 percent. They will also, for the first time, have to pay Medicare taxes on their investment income at a 3.8 percent rate. (Current law is that all workers and employers split a 2.9 percent Medicare tax; the self-employed pay all of it.)

O’Reilley asked Oba-Mao this question…

Do you deny that you are a man who wants to redistribute wealth?

…to which Chairman O replied “Absolutely.”

Yeah…not a “spread the wealth” guy:

Why, it’s almost as if the guy were a shameless liar or something!


February 9, 2011 - Posted by | big government, hypocrisy, Obama, shameful, socialism, taxes


  1. With the press on his side he thinks he can do as Clinton, but he’d just not as slick a liar as Slick Willie!

    Comment by tnjack | February 9, 2011

  2. It never ceases to amaze me how much cr@p this guy gets away with. The press have a LOT to answer for.

    Comment by Kanaka Girl | February 9, 2011

  3. Words are simply noises that he creates from his lungs and vocal cords that he anticipates might advance his agenda. They are nothing more….

    Comment by Kevin | February 9, 2011

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