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White House Suddenly Falls Silent on Obama Tax Vow


Posted by Aaron Marcus on Friday, June 25th, 2010, 3:54 PM PERMALINK


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Over the past few weeks House Democrats have attempted to distance themselves from President Obama’s “firm pledge” to not raise any form of taxes on families making less than $250,000.  Now The White House is refusing to comment at all on Obama’s tax pledge.  According to The Daily Caller’s Jon Ward:

“The only noise from the White House on the matter is a loud silence. Asked to comment on whether the president’s pledge not to raise taxes on the middle class still stands, the White House declined.”

In the past Obama repeatedly promised that that no family making less than $250,000 would see a hike in any of their taxes:

“I can make a firm pledge.  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.”

--Candidate Barack Obama, Sept. 12, 2008

“No family making less than $250,000 will see their taxes increase.”  

--http://change.gov/agenda/taxes_agenda/

“If your family earns less than $250,000 a year, you will not see your taxes increased a single dime.  I repeat: not one single dime.”

--President Barack Obama, Feb. 24, 2009

“The statement didn’t come with caveats.”

--Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs, April 15, 2009, when asked if the pledge applies to healthcare

The President, however, has already broken his “firm pledge”.  The “tanning tax” – the first of seven pledge breaking tax increases in Obamacare – goes into effect Thursday July 1.

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