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    PROMISES, PROMISES: Obama tax pledge up in smoke

    PROMISES, PROMISES: Obama tax pledge up in smoke

    WASHINGTON (AP) - One of President Barack Obama's campaign pledges on taxes went up in puffs of smoke Wednesday.
    The largest increase in tobacco taxes took effect despite Obama's promise not to raise taxes of any kind on families earning under $250,000 or individuals under $200,000.

    This is one tax that disproportionately affects the poor, who are more likely to smoke than the rich.

    To be sure, Obama's tax promises in last year's campaign were most often made in the context of income taxes. Not always.

    "I can make a firm pledge," he said in Dover, N.H., on Sept. 12. "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."

    He repeatedly vowed "you will not see any of your taxes increase one single dime."

    Now in office, Obama, who stopped smoking but has admitted he slips now and then, signed a law raising the tobacco tax nearly 62 cents on a pack of cigarettes, to $1.01. Other tobacco products saw similarly steep increases
    PROMISES, PROMISES: Obama tax pledge up in smoke

    Another example of a liberal politician lying to the people in order to get elected.

    Some "change".

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    Re: PROMISES, PROMISES: Obama tax pledge up in smoke

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    PROMISES, PROMISES: Obama tax pledge up in smoke

    Another example of a liberal politician lying to the people in order to get elected.

    Some "change".
    Dear Leader should apply Biden's logic of tax payment being patriotic, and immediately resume smoking at least a pack a day. It's his civic duty.

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    Re: PROMISES, PROMISES: Obama tax pledge up in smoke

    Que Obama apologists and "he has only been in office two months" squad.....
    Let evil swiftly befall those who have wrongly condemned us

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    Re: PROMISES, PROMISES: Obama tax pledge up in smoke

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Que Obama apologists and "he has only been in office two months" squad.....
    Let those good patriotic souls smoke a pack a day as well. After all, this is the era of "shared sacrifice"....

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    Re: PROMISES, PROMISES: Obama tax pledge up in smoke

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Que Obama apologists and "he has only been in office two months" squad.....
    There's a difference between not fulfilling a promise within two months and breaking a promise within two months.

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    Re: PROMISES, PROMISES: Obama tax pledge up in smoke

    The plan looks pretty straight forward to me, but then again, I'm cynical.

    By increasing the tax on cigarettes, the poor who can barely afford health care, will choose their habit over their premium, thus creating even more people who'll need UHC.

    Those tricky democrats...
    Pain can be such a beautiful thing

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    Re: PROMISES, PROMISES: Obama tax pledge up in smoke

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaHurt View Post
    The plan looks pretty straight forward to me, but then again, I'm cynical.

    By increasing the tax on cigarettes, the poor who can barely afford health care, will choose their habit over their premium, thus creating even more people who'll need UHC.

    Those tricky democrats...
    One of the reasons is prevention of new younger smokers. Studies show that less younger people will take on smoking if it's more expensive.
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    Re: PROMISES, PROMISES: Obama tax pledge up in smoke

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    PROMISES, PROMISES: Obama tax pledge up in smoke

    Another example of a liberal politician lying to the people in order to get elected.

    Some "change".
    You're reaching. In CONTEXT Obama was talking about not raising people's taxes at the federal and state/local levels on income, hence the distinction of salary levels.
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    Re: PROMISES, PROMISES: Obama tax pledge up in smoke

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    There's a difference between not fulfilling a promise within two months and breaking a promise within two months.
    He has a Dem Congress, what's the hangup?
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    Re: PROMISES, PROMISES: Obama tax pledge up in smoke

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    He has a Dem Congress, what's the hangup?
    Prolly that he has a Dem Congress. Clinton got his best stuff passed with a Republican Congress.

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