“One of President Barack Obama’s campaign pledges on taxes went up in puffs of smoke Wednesday.The largest increase in tobacco taxes took effect despite Obama’s promise not to raise taxes of any kind on families earning under $250,000 or individuals under $200,000.”
“But raising such big fees raises the question: Isn’t this just a tax increase? ‘Probably’, said Grover Norquist, the nation’s leading conservative voice on taxes. ‘If it’s just to raise revenue, then it looks a lot more like a tax,’ he said.”
The opposition party President Obama is encountering in the United Kingdom is more focused on better managing an economic decline; as opposed to the American conservative movement, which still remains focused on individual liberty and creating wealth.