…No, he raised them dozens of times. Any thinking American had a “jaw hit the floor” moment when Obama made the utterly absurd (but literally true in one nuanced sense) claim that he had not raised taxes once on Sunday. It’s literally true because he has not raised them once, but over and over again since taking office.
A taxpayer watchdog group is throwing a penalty flag on President Obama’s assertion in a Super Bowl pre-game interview that he didn’t raise taxes, claiming the president signed into law at least two dozen tax increases.
“Just 16 days into his presidency, Obama signed into law a 156 percent increase in the federal excise tax on tobacco — a hike of 62 cents per pack,” Americans for Tax Reform said in a press release Monday, arguing that Obama’s approval of this tax hike was a violation on his campaign pledge not to raise taxes on the middle class.
Seeking to burnish his centrist credentials, President Obama told Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly Sunday that he “didn’t raise taxes once.”
“I lowered taxes over the last two years,” he said in an interview that aired before the heavily-viewed Superbowl on Sunday.
But ATR cites the health care law as an Obama administration imperative that contains two dozen new or higher taxes, including the individual mandate tax and the employer mandate tax.
He is so very, very arrogant that he thinks his nuance here will fool the taxpayers. Like his cooked numbers on the stimulus that showed that 8.753 trillion jobs were created in the last second – in all 57 states. At once.
Frankly, he is nowhere near as smart as he thinks he is. And it lo0ks like Americans are catching on to the vaporware that Obama specializes in:
The majority of voters still support repeal of the new national health care law and remain convinced that it will drive up the cost and hurt the quality of health care in the country.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 58% of Likely U.S. Voters at least somewhat favor repeal of the health care law, with 44% who Strongly Favor it. Thirty-seven percent (37%) are opposed to repeal, including 26% who Strongly Oppose.
Keep up the pressure, folks. He’s in over his head and failing open.