Wednesday, April 01, 2009

TRUTH CHECK FOR THE PRESIDENT, AS IF ANYONE CARES!

Not that this matters all that much, due to the incredible indifference to anything that President Obama says or does that contradicts his campaign promises, but it is worth noting anyway. You might remember the following quotes from the campaigning Obama;

"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."

Not any of your taxes? If you are making less than $250,000 a year, yet today there was a .61 cents tax per pack of cigarettes instituted! A Gallup survey of 75,000 people last year found that 34 percent of respondents earning $6,000 to $12,000 were smokers, and the smoking rate consistently declined among people of higher income. Only 13 percent of people earning $90,000 or more were smokers. In essence this new tax is hitting almost everyone under the $250,000 threshold! Yet you can be sure that all of those who have been hit with an amazing increase, will with eyes glazed over keep their unwavering support of this President, even as he continues to put his hand in their pocket and remove what little money they have left!

Just a few facts for those who still care about such mundane crazy things!

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