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Obama is a liar

By John Bender
web posted April 19, 2010

Obama is a liar.  Anyone who has any doubts about that statement needs to take a look at his speech to Democrat millionaires at a Miami fundraiser on April 15.  Obama mocked the American people who don't like their country being turned into a socialist cesspool saying; "In all, we passed 25 different tax cuts last year. And one thing we haven't done is raise income taxes on families making less than $250,000 a year -- another promise that we kept, so I've been a little amused over the last couple of days where people have been having these rallies about taxes. You would think they would be saying thank you."

Obama and the other radical national socialists in Congress have raised taxes on the working poor.  Under George Bush the Younger the number of working poor who paid no income tax steadily increased.  Under Obama's regime the number decreased.

In 2008 49% of American households paid no income tax.  In 2009 that percentage dropped to 47%.  Not a single one of those families has an income of $250,000.00 or more. 

In 2008 a family of three with an income of $17,330.00 or less was living in poverty.  In that year a family of three with an income of $43,417.00 or less paid no income tax.  But in 2009 a family of three with an income of $18,069.00 or less was living in poverty.  But in that year, after Obama's "tax cuts", a family of three with an income of $39,917.00 or less paid no income tax.    

Obviously, Obama, and anyone in his regime who claims he didn't raise taxes on people making less than $250,000.00, is a liar.

But the 2% of families who paid no tax under Bush but are paying under Obama aren't the only poor people whose taxes increased under Obama.  The poor who get a "refundable" credit took a hit too.

A "refundable" tax credit is a redistribution of income scheme under which people who pay no tax get a "refund" check.  Money is taken from people who pay taxes and given to people who don't.  In 2008 a family of three that paid no tax got a check for $1,900.00.  Under the Obama regime that same family only got $1,828.00.

Not a single one of those families that got a "refund" of taxes they never paid before the Obama tax cuts but doesn't get a "refund" after the Obama tax cuts has an income of $250,000.00 or more. 

Obama and his henchmen in the regime, as well as his shills in the dinosaur media, are playing word games about taxing the poor and middle class.  When anyone points out a tax or fee that hits the poor or middle class they point out that Obama's promise not to raise taxes on any family earning under $250,000.00 only applies to the income tax. 

They ridicule anyone who dares to point out a tax or fee that impacts the poor and middle class and act indignant claiming the people pointing out the tax increase are trying to mislead the public.  Of course, they don't mention that when during the campaign, Obama pledged that anyone making less than $250,000.00 "will not see their taxes increase by a single dime", it was misleading.  Millions of people thought that an Obama regime would not raise any of their taxes.

In a July 2008 town hall meeting at Springfield, MO, Obama pledged "Let me be clear -- if you are a family making less than $250,000.00 a year ... you will not see your taxes go up,". He repeated that statement many times across the country.

So, not even counting the tax increases on the middle class and the poor included in the Obamacare law, the Obama regime has raised the income taxes of the poorest Americans.  No slight of hand or play on words can change the arithmetic.  More people are now paying federal income tax than were paying it under Bush.

Paying a tax one didn't have to pay the previous year is a tax increase.  No amount of spin or distortion can change that fact.

The pseudo journalists in the dinosaur media aren't going to bring this up.  They are going to regurgitate the talking points the regime feeds them and let Obama and his henchmen lie without being challenged.  They know Obama is a liar.  They just refuse to tell the public.

They, and the regime, will get angry and call Americans more names when the signs start appearing at Tea Party rallies and other places saying Obama is a liar.  But the signs will be true and they will know it. ESR

John Bender is a freelance writer living in Texas.

 

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