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Biden Lies to Pennsylvania About His Fracking Ban

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Posted by John Kartch on Thursday, April 23rd, 2020, 10:45 AM PERMALINK

Joe Biden is on the record stating there will be "no new fracking" if he is elected.

Biden also said "we are going to get rid of fossil fuels."

Biden also said if he gets to the White House he will make sure there is "no ability for the oil industry to continue to drill, Period."

But Biden covered up those statements and lied when questioned by a Pennsylvania news station on Monday.

Here are Biden's direct statements of hostility to a key part of Pennsylvania's livelihood:

On Jan. 24 in New Hampshire, Biden said he would stop fracking and stop pipeline infrastructure.

On Feb. 5 in New Hampshire, Biden said:"We are going to get rid of fossil fuels."

On March 15 during a CNN debate in DC, Biden said: "No new fracking."

On March 15 Biden also said: "No ability for the oil industry to continue to drill, Period."

On Sept. 6, 2019 Biden said: “I guarantee, I guarantee we are going to end fossil fuel.”

During a Dec. 19, 2019 CNN debate, Biden said he is willing to sacrifice hundreds of thousands of blue collar jobs to pursue his agenda:

Moderator: "Three consecutive American presidents have enjoyed stints of explosive economic growth due to a boom in oil and natural gas production. As President would you be willing to sacrifice some of that growth even knowing potentially that it could displace thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands of blue collar workers in the interest of transitioning to that greener economy?"

Biden: "The answer is yes."

But when a Pennsylvania station questioned him on Monday, Biden lied:

Anchor: "There's a lot of work going on with the country and they use fracking. The question is if you are are elected president, would you shut down this industry?"

Biden: "No, I wouldn't shut down this industry. I know our Republican friends are trying to say I said that."

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If elected, Biden's hostility to fracking will further devastate the economy of Pennsylvania and many battleground states, as noted in the Wall Street Journal:

Curtailing U.S. oil and gas production would be economically disastrous. At least $1 trillion of U.S. economic output is related to the shale revolution, and more than 1.5 million Americans are employed by the industry. A PricewaterhouseCoopers study for the American Petroleum Institute found that at least four million American jobs are tied to the shale oil and gas revolution in areas like auto production, construction, petroleum engineering, pipe fitting, service stations, steel production and trucking.

Democrats' quest to eliminate these jobs would hurt them in the swing states they'll need to win to unseat President Trump. Ohio and Michigan have a combined total of more than 400,000 workers in the shale industry. Pennsylvania has another 320,000. Colorado and Florida each have more than 200,000 workers in oil and gas.

To stay up-to-date on Biden's tax hikes, visit ATR.Org/HighTaxJoe


Obama: Biden is the Most Left Wing Nominee in History

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Posted by John Kartch on Friday, April 17th, 2020, 10:00 AM PERMALINK

Barack Obama said Joe Biden has the most left wing platform of any presidential nominee in history.

Obama made the statement in his formal endorsement of Biden on April 14:

"Joe already has what is the most progressive platform of any major party nominee in history."

In March, Biden said that he is the most progressive presidential candidate of all:

"I have the most progressive record of anybody running for the ... anybody who would run."

Some Democrats and establishment media try to assert Biden is a "moderate" but even Biden admits he's a left wing progressive.

As shown in the video below, Biden will raise taxes on the middle class, ban plastic bags, bring back the Obamacare individual mandate, double the capital gains tax to 40 percent, "get rid of fossil fuels," impose a carbon tax, ban fracking, and even raise the corporate tax to 28 percent.

If the TCJA is repealed, as Biden has promised:

  • A family of four earning the median income of $73,000 would see a $2,000 tax increase.
  • A single parent (with one child) making $41,000 would see a $1,300 tax increase.
  • Millions of low and middle-income households would be stuck paying the Obamacare individual mandate tax.
  • Utility bills would go up in all 50 states as a direct result of the corporate income tax increase.  
  • Small employers will face a tax increase due to the repeal of the 20% deduction for small business income.
  • The USA would have the highest corporate income tax rate in the developed world.
  • Taxes would rise in every state and every congressional district.
  • The Death Tax would ensnare more families and businesses.
  • The AMT would snap back to hit millions of households.
  • Millions of households would see their child tax credit cut in half.
  • Millions of households would see their standard deduction cut in half, adding to their tax complexity as they are forced to itemize their deductions and deal with the shoebox full of receipts on top of the refrigerator.
     

Biden also lied to the American people when he ran for Vice President in 2008 when he repeatedly said he would not support any form of any tax that imposed even “one single penny” of tax increase on anyone making less than $250,000. Biden shattered that promise upon taking office.

To stay up-to-date on the tax increases that Joe Biden is proposing, visit ATR.Org/HighTaxJoe

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In His Endorsement of Biden, Obama Lies About Trump Tax Cuts

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Posted by John Kartch on Tuesday, April 14th, 2020, 2:35 PM PERMALINK

In his endorsement of Joe Biden today, Barack Obama lied about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act enacted by congressional Republicans and President Trump.

In his untruthful statement criticizing Republicans, Obama said:

"Even as they're willing to spend a trillion dollars on tax cuts for the wealthy."

Biden also frequently deploys this "wealthy" line but it has been debunked by fact checkers and even left-leaning media outlets -- watch the video below:

In its fact check, the Washington Post stated: “Most Americans received a tax cut.”

The New York Times flatly stated: "Most people got a tax cut."

CNN's Jake Tapper said: "The facts are, most Americans got a tax cut." 

CNN's Tapper also stated: "In fact, estimates from both sides of the political spectrum show that the majority of people in the United States of America did receive a tax cut."

FactCheck.org stated: "Most people got some kind of tax cut in 2018 as a result of the law."

FactCheck.org also stated: "The vast majority (82 percent) of middle-income earners — those with income between about $49,000 and $86,000 — received a tax cut that averaged about $1,050.

H&R Block: “The vast majority of people did get a tax cut.”

Meanwhile, Biden wants to impose hefty tax increases on the middle class:

If the TCJA is repealed, as Biden has promised:

  • A family of four earning the median income of $73,000 would see a $2,000 tax increase.
  • A single parent (with one child) making $41,000 would see a $1,300 tax increase.
  • Millions of low and middle-income households would be stuck paying the Obamacare individual mandate tax.
  • Utility bills would go up in all 50 states as a direct result of the corporate income tax increase.  
  • Small employers will face a tax increase due to the repeal of the 20% deduction for small business income.
  • The USA would have the highest corporate income tax rate in the developed world.
  • Taxes would rise in every state and every congressional district.
  • The Death Tax would ensnare more families and businesses.
  • The AMT would snap back to hit millions of households.
  • Millions of households would see their child tax credit cut in half.
  • Millions of households would see their standard deduction cut in half, adding to their tax complexity as they are forced to itemize their deductions and deal with the shoebox full of receipts on top of the refrigerator.
     

Even during a pandemic, Biden is proposing new tax increases on the middle class. Just last week, Biden endorsed a local plan in Milwaukee that would raise every residents property tax.

Biden also lied to the American people when he ran for Vice President in 2008 when he repeatedly said he would not support any form of any tax that imposed even “one single penny” of tax increase on anyone making less than $250,000. Biden shattered that promise upon taking office.

Biden has also endorsed a carbon tax on the American people which will raise everyday costs and hit cash-strapped households hard.

If you want to stay up-to-date on Biden's threats to raise taxes, visit www.atr.org/HighTaxJoe

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Biden and Obama Broke Their Middle Class Tax Pledge

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Posted by John Kartch on Tuesday, April 14th, 2020, 11:20 AM PERMALINK

Barack Obama's endorsement of Joe Biden reminds taxpayers of the duo's broken middle class tax pledge.

As Vice President, Joe Biden broke his promise to the middle class that no one making less than $250,000 would see a single penny of their tax raised. Biden said his tax vow applied to "any tax."

Biden made the promise during a nationally televised Vice Presidential debate on Oct. 3, 2008 using firm language:

“No one making less than $250,000 under Barack Obama’s plan will see one single penny of their tax raised whether it’s their capital gains tax, their income tax, investment tax, any tax.” [Video]

Obama included the line in this stump speeches for months:

“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.” [Transcript] [Video clip]

Once elected, Obama and Biden immediately pushed for tax increases on millions of middle class households. When Obamacare was signed into law with Biden's support, it imposed a series of middle class tax hikes including the individual mandate tax, new taxes on households with health savings accounts and flexible spending accounts, and an income tax hike on Americans facing high medical bills. Biden also presided over a 156 percent increase in the federal excise tax on tobacco.

Then-White House spokesman Robert Gibbs was asked on Tax Day --  April 15, 2009 -- if the Obama-Biden pledge applied to the Obamacare legislation. Gibbs affirmed, saying: "The statement didn't come with caveats."

After breaking the pledge, the Obama-Biden administration was rightly called out by the Associated Press in an article titled "Promises, Promises: Obama Tax Pledge Up in Smoke."

“Joe Biden lied to the American people when he said he and Obama would never raise any tax on any American earning less than $250,000. Whatever Biden says now, taxpayers know what to expect,” said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform.

Biden frequently brags of being the key to securing Democrat congressional support for Obamacare, which imposed many direct tax increases on the middle class:

Individual Mandate Tax: Obamacare imposed a tax penalty of $695 for an individual and $2,085 for a family of four for failing to buy “qualifying” health insurance as defined by Obama-Biden rules.

The tax hit low and middle-income families hard: Three-fourths of households stuck paying the tax made less than $50,000 per year, a blatant violation of Biden's pledge to the American people. (Thanks to the GOP congress and President Trump, this tax was zeroed out as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.)

Biden is now pushing to reimpose the individual mandate tax.

Medicine Cabinet Tax on health Savings Accounts and Flexible Spending Accounts: Because of Obamacare, the 20 million Americans with a Health Savings Account and the 30 to 35 million Americans with a Flexible Spending Account are no longer able to purchase over-the-counter medicines using these pre-tax account funds. Examples include cold, cough, and flu medicine, menstrual cramp relief medication, allergy medicines, and dozens of other common medicine cabinet health items. Thankfully, President Trump signed repeal of the Obamacare Medicine Cabinet Tax in March 2020 as part of the pandemic relief bill.

Chronic Care Income Tax Hike: This income tax increase directly targeted middle class Americans who happen to face high medical and dental bills in a given year. This Obamacare tax hit 10 million households per year. Before Obamacare, Americans facing high medical expenses were allowed an income tax deduction to the extent that those expenses exceeded 7.5 percent of adjusted gross income (AGI). Obamacare imposed a threshold of 10 percent of AGI. Therefore, Biden not only made it more difficult to claim this deduction, he widened the net of taxable income.

Again, low and middle income households were hit hard by this tax. On average, affected taxpayers earned about $53,000 annually. ATR estimates the average income tax increase for the average affected household amounted to $200 - $400 per year. Thanks to President Trump and congressional Republicans, this tax hike was rolled back as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Biden has threatened many times to repeal the TCJA.

Flexible Spending Account Tax: The 35 million Americans who use a pre-tax Flexible Spending Account (FSA) at work to pay for their family’s basic medical needs face an Obamacare-imposed cap of $2,500.

Before Obamacare, the accounts were unlimited under federal law. But now, parents looking to save for medical costs or braces for the kids find themselves quickly hitting this new cap. This restricts the options for low and middle income families.

There is one group of flexible spending account households for whom this tax is particularly cruel and onerous: parents of special needs children. Families with special needs children often use FSAs to pay for special needs education. Tuition and book costs at special needs schools can run thousands of dollars per year. Under tax rules, FSA dollars can be used to pay for this type of special needs education. This Obama-Biden tax increase limits the options available to these families.

With his threatened repeal of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Biden will raise taxes on all income levels. If Biden repeals the tax cuts, a median income family of four will face an annual $2,000 tax increase and a median income single parent with one child will face an annual $1,300 tax increase.

Biden has endorsed a carbon tax and a 40 percent capital gains tax on all Americans.

Biden even endorsed another middle class tax increase on every homeowner in Milwaukee.

Biden's record is clear: If he becomes President, your taxes are going up.

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Biden: "If you elect me, your taxes are going to be raised"

Video: Biden calls for repeal of Trump tax cuts

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Biden Endorses Another Tax Hike on the Middle Class

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Posted by John Kartch on Sunday, April 5th, 2020, 12:00 PM PERMALINK

Joe Biden has endorsed yet another tax increase on middle class households. The tax will impose tax increases on every homeowner in the Milwaukee school district.

As noted by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the tax hike measure endorsed by Biden imposes the following tax hike:

If passed, the district's tax rate — the taxes owed per $1,000 of property value — would rise from $9.58 to $11.18. The average rate in Wisconsin is $9.37 for the 2019-20 school year.

A homeowner would see their taxes raised by $1.60 for every $1,000 of their home's value.

This means a typical homeowner in Milwaukee -- where home values averages $123,300, -- would  face a tax hike of $200 per year.

A homeowner with a house worth $300,000 would face a tax hike of $500 per year.

Biden went so far as to say that this is something that he would consider implementing on a national level.

According to a statement put out by his campaign:

"These are the ideas we'll build on in a Biden Administration —we'll triple funding for Title I schools and give teachers a raise, and replace Betsy DeVos with a Secretary of Education who's been in a public school classroom,"

Biden also wants to raise income taxes on middle class households by "eliminating" the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Biden's repeal would impose an annual tax hike of $2,000 on a median income family of four and a $1,300 annual tax hike on a single parent with one child.

Biden has endorsed a doubling of the capital gains tax -- to 40 percent -- for "every single solitary person."

Biden has endorsed tax hikes on the American people totaling about $4 trillion. See details at www.atr.org/HighTaxJoe

 

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Trump Has Repealed Six Obamacare Tax Hikes

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Posted by John Kartch on Wednesday, April 1st, 2020, 9:30 AM PERMALINK


Since taking office, President Trump has managed to repeal six Obamacare tax increases:

1. Obamacare Individual Mandate Tax. This much-loathed tax was zeroed out by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The $695 - $2,085 tax hit five million households per year. 80 percent of these households had annual income of less than $75,000. This tax is just one of the many Obamacare tax increases that hit the middle class in violation of Barack Obama and Joe Biden's "firm pledge" that no American making less than $250,000 per year would see any form of tax increase.

2. Obamacare Medicine Cabinet Tax. There are 26 million Americans with a Health Savings Account and 35 million Americans with a Flexible Spending Account. Prior to Obamacare, these households were able to use pre-tax HSA and FSA dollars to purchase over the counter flu and cold medicines along with thousands of other items that fill a typical household medicine cabinet. Obama and Biden forbid the purchase of these items with HSA and FSA funds and did not exempt households making less than $250,000 per year, yet another violation of Obama-Biden's "firm pledge" not to raise any form of any tax on these households. Thankfully President Trump signed the repeal of the Obamacare Medicine Cabinet Tax last week, a huge help to cash-strapped middle class families.

3. Obamacare Medical Device Tax. It's a good thing President Trump signed the repeal of this Obamacare tax in December 2019, because this tax would be particularly harmful while America battles the coronavirus. Medical device companies produce tens of thousands of products, from respirators to imaging equipment to hospital beds. This Obamacare tax was set to impose a 2.3 percent excise tax on total sales of each medical device company, even those companies who did not turn a profit in a given year. The specter of this tax put American medical device companies at a disadvantage to overseas firms. The medical device tax was originally scheduled to take effect in 2013 but was repeatedly delayed at the insistence of Republicans in congress. Trump put this tax out of its misery for good.

4. Obamacare Chronic Care Tax. This Obamacare provision was an income tax increase on households with high medical or dental expenses in a given year. Prior to Obamacare, households incurring medical expenses exceeding 7.5 percent of their adjusted gross income were allowed to take an income tax deduction. Obamacare raised that threshold to 10 percent, widening the net of taxable income, hitting middle class households hard by punishing those who happened to have bad health luck in a given year. Obama and Biden did not exempt households making less than $250,000 -- yet another violation of Obama-Biden's "firm pledge" not to raise any form of any tax on these households. Thankfully President Trump repealed this tax increase as part of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

5. Obamacare Tax on Comprehensive Health Insurance Plans. Obamacare included a 40 percent "Cadillac" tax on employee health insurance coverage Obama and Biden considered to be too good. This 40 percent tax would have hit millions of middle class and union households hard. It was originally scheduled to go into effect in 2018 but the implementation date was delayed to 2022. Trump put the tax out if its misery in December 2019, effective immediately in 2020.

6. Obamacare Health Insurance Tax. Obamacare imposed a steep excise tax on health insurance providers which only served to raise costs for customers, pricing many Americans out of insurance access. Trump signed repeal of this Obamacare tax in December 2019.

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ND Governor Doug Burgum Streamlines Regulations in Order to Help Fight COVID-19

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Posted by John Kartch on Monday, March 23rd, 2020, 2:41 PM PERMALINK

Americans for Tax Reform commends North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum for his actions to streamline rules and regulations in order to help residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Burgum's orders have been added to Americans for Tax Reform's tracker of federal and state waivers and suspensions of burdensome regulations in order to help Americans get needed treatment and supplies.

In addition to streamlining medical licensing and telemedicine policies to help North Dakotans, Burgum ordered state agencies to identify "any state laws, rules or regulations that hinder or delay their ability to render maximum assistance or continue to deliver essential services to citizens during the COVID-19 crisis."

Agencies must give their recommendations to the Governor by Tuesday at 5:00 p.m.

ATR encourages all other governors to invite their state agencies to do the same.

An excerpt of the executive order is below:

NOW, THEREFORE, Doug Burgum, Governor of North Dakota, by virtue of the authority under Article V, Section 1 of the North Dakota Constitution and North Dakota Century Code Chapter 37-17.1, hereby orders all state agencies to identify provisions of any regulatory statutes, agency orders, or administrative rules that in any way prevents, hinders or delays the agency's ability to render maximum assistance or continue to deliver essential services to citizens during the pendency of the COVID-19 crisis. This order also requires state agencies to identify any statutory or regulatory requirements related to acquiring or renewing licenses or certifications essential for individual citizens and businesses providing services in this State. Of utmost importance are those services related to health, education, employment and any other service provided by state agencies and offices in response to or for purposes of mitigating the spread of COVID-19.

All Stage agencies shall submit these provisions of regulatory statutes, agency orders or administrative rules meeting the criteria defined in this Order to the Governor's office on or before 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.

State elected officials and the offices within the executive branch are hereby invited to identify provisions of regulatory statutes, agency orders or administrative rules that in any way prevents, hinders or delays the ability to render maximum assistance or continue to deliver essential services to citizens during the COVID-19 crisis. Elected officials are also invited to identify any statutory or regulatory requirements related to acquiring or renewing licenses or certifications for individual citizens and businesses providing services in this state, with emphasis on services and licensing related to health, education, employment and any other service provided by state agencies and offices in response to or for purposes of mitigating the spread of COVID-19.

To further facilitate services to citizens and businesses, all North Dakota Law Enforcement Agencies and private sector businesses operating in this state are hereby directed to recognize any North Dakota driver's license or North Dakota motor vehicle registration, expired on or after March 1, 2020, as valid and current while this Executive Order is in effect.

Click here to see ATR's constantly updated tracker of COVID-19 related suspensions and waivers.

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Biden: "No new fracking"

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Posted by John Kartch on Monday, March 16th, 2020, 11:00 AM PERMALINK

Joe Biden said there will be "no new fracking" in the United States if he is elected.

"No more. No new fracking." Biden said during the CNN debate on Sunday March 15.

Biden said:

"No more drilling on federal lands. No more drilling, including offshore. No ability for the oil industry to continue to drill, Period."

This comment echos what he said on January 24 when he told a New Hampshire voter that he would ban fracking.

Biden has also said this: "We are going to get rid of fossil fuels."

Biden has shown a consistent hostility to energy industry workers. In December he suggested if coal miners lose their job due to his policies they should learn to code.

Biden also endorsed a carbon tax on the American people, which will force households to pay much higher gasoline, heating, and cooling bills. 

If elected, Biden's fracking ban will devastate the economies of several battleground states, as noted by Steve Moore in the Wall Street Journal:

Curtailing U.S. oil and gas production would be economically disastrous. At least $1 trillion of U.S. economic output is related to the shale revolution, and more than 1.5 million Americans are employed by the industry. A PricewaterhouseCoopers study for the American Petroleum Institute found that at least four million American jobs are tied to the shale oil and gas revolution in areas like auto production, construction, petroleum engineering, pipe fitting, service stations, steel production and trucking.

Democrats' quest to eliminate these jobs would hurt them in the swing states they'll need to win to unseat President Trump. Ohio and Michigan have a combined total of more than 400,000 workers in the shale industry. Pennsylvania has another 320,000. Colorado and Florida each have more than 200,000 workers in oil and gas.

Pittsburgh has become a global energy hub, and whole towns in Ohio and Pennsylvania that were once left for dead have been revitalized thanks to shale gas and related industries.

Then consider Texas. Liberals have long wanted to turn the Lone Star State blue, or at least purple. But nearly two million Texans are employed in oil and gas and related industries. Many hard-hat workers and truckers employed in the oil-rich Permian Basin earn more than $100,000 a year with overtime. How do you win in and around Houston, Dallas and Midland with a platform that opposes oil and gas?

If you want to stay up-to-date on Biden's threats to raise taxes, visit www.atr.org/HighTaxJoe.com


Biden Repeats Threat to Impose Capital Gains Tax Hike

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Posted by John Kartch on Sunday, March 15th, 2020, 8:40 PM PERMALINK

During the CNN debate tonight Joe Biden reiterated his call for a steep capital gains tax hike on the American people, the latest of numerous threats to raise the tax.

"I can pay for my health care plan by changing the way in which we deal with capital gains. People should pay based on their income tax. Not 20%," Biden said.

Biden has already said that he plans to double the capital gains tax rate to 40 percent for “every single solitary person.

25 million American households have a capital gains filing in a given year. Eighty-two percent of these households make less than $200,000 in income per year.

Raising the capital gains tax would harm Americans’ ability to build a nest egg and hurt the value of their homes, farms, and businesses.

Biden’s comments and his long Senate voting record mean voters should expect him to push for capital gains tax hikes if elected. During his time in the Senate, Biden consistently voted against tax cuts on capital gains.

In 2003, Biden voted against the reduction in the capital gains rate from 20 percent to 15 percent. In 2005 and 2006, Biden voted against extending the 15 percent rate.

In 2012, then-Vice President Biden and President Obama insisted the cap gains rate revert to 20 percent.

Biden and Obama then piled on another 3.8 percent capital gains tax hike -- the Net Income Investment Tax -- one of the many tax increases in Obamacare. The 3.8 percent tax hike took effect Jan. 1, 2013.

Currently, long-term capital gains are taxed at zero percent, 15 percent, or 20 percent, depending on income level.

Households subject to Obamacare’s 3.8 percent Net Income Investment Tax end up paying a 23.8% rate. And under Biden’s cap gains scheme, such households will face a 43.4 percent rate.

If you want to stay up-to-date on Democratic candidates and their threats to raise taxes, visit www.atr.org/HighTaxDems.

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Joe Biden is Not a “Moderate”

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Posted by John Kartch on Friday, March 6th, 2020, 10:05 AM PERMALINK

Joe Biden wants to raise your taxes, “get rid of fossil fuels,” ban plastic bags, and reimpose the Obamacare mandate tax, among other things:

  • "We are going to get rid of fossil fuels," Biden said during a town hall in February.
  •  Well I agree with you 100 percent. We should not be allowing plastic [bags]," Biden told a voter on January 8.
  • "Yes, I'd bring back the individual mandate," Biden told CNN's Chris Cuomo during an interview in July.
  • “First thing I’d do is repeal those Trump tax cuts," Biden said during a town hall in May.
  • “So every single solitary person, their capital gains are going to be treated like real income and they are going to pay 40 percent on their capital gains tax,” Biden said during a town hall on October 23.
  • I’m gonna double the capital gains rate to 40 percent,” Biden said on September 27.
  • "Yeah, no, I would [Support A Carbon Tax]," Biden said during a CNN climate town hall on September 4.
  • Voter: "But like, what about, say, stopping fracking?"

    Biden: "Yes."

    Voter: "And stopping pipeline infrastructure?"

    Biden: "Yes" said Biden on January 24.

  • "Give me a break! Anybody who can throw coal into a furnace can learn how to program, for god's sake," Biden said on Tuesday, December 30. 

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Biden's most disastrous proposal, however is a plan to repeal the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Biden’s promise to repeal the tax cuts is a promise to raise taxes. If the tax cuts were repealed:

  • A family of four earning the median income of $73,000 would see a $2,000 tax increase.
  • A single parent (with one child) making $41,000 would see a $1,300 tax increase.
  • Millions of low and middle-income households would be stuck paying the Obamacare individual mandate tax.
  • Utility bills would go up in all 50 states as a direct result of the corporate income tax increase.  
  • Small employers will face a tax increase due to the repeal of the 20% deduction for small business income.
  • The USA would have the highest corporate income tax rate in the developed world.
  • Taxes would rise in every state and every congressional district.
  • The Death Tax would ensnare more families and businesses.
  • The AMT would snap back to hit millions of households.
  • Millions of households would see their child tax credit cut in half.
  • Millions of households would see their standard deduction cut in half, adding to their tax complexity as they are forced to itemize their deductions and deal with the shoebox full of receipts on top of the refrigerator.
     

Even left-leaning and establishment media outlets confirm the good news arising from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act:

Biden also lied to the American people when he ran for Vice President in 2008 when he repeatedly said he would not support any form of any tax that imposed even “one single penny” of tax increase on anyone making less than $250,000. Biden shattered that promise upon taking office.

If you want to stay up-to-date on their threats to raise taxes, visit www.atr.org/HighTaxDems.


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