With all the talk about "backlash" against Senator Ben Nelson (D-Neb.), there’s one group that’s been left out. This group is taxpayers.
Nelson signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge (sponsored by Americans for Tax Reform) in order to get elected to the Senate. This Pledge binds him for his Senate career to oppose net income tax increases. According to both the Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation, there are billions of dollars in net income tax hikes in the Reid-Obama health bill, which Nelson now supports.
Put simply, he broke his promise to the taxpayers of Nebraska and the rest of the country. This bill raises income taxes on working families making less than $250,000 per year, the uninsured, small employers, health savings account and flex spending account owners, special-needs children, near-retirees, and a myriad of others.
The full list of tax increases and what they will cost taxpayers can be found here for all to see. Nelson can no longer be considered a "moderate" Democrat or a "fiscal conservative." He’s joined up with the Chicago-style tax hike crowd in Washington, and it will cost taxpayers dearly.