Americans for Tax Reform suggests the following questions be asked of President Obama tonight as he holds the third prime time press conference of his presidency:

Tax Hikes on Those Making Less than $250,000: You repeatedly promised during your campaign that you would not raise taxes on people making less than $250,000 per year. Yet your very own budget contains a “Cap and Trade” tax plan that will increase taxes on every American family by $3,100 per year, and other provisions that could total as much as $10,000 per year. Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) recently said “No one in this country realizes that Cap-and-Trade is a tax, and it’s a great big one.” Do you agree with him?
Transparency: The website emphasizes a promise you made during your campaign – a promise that all legislation reaching your desk will be posted online for five full days so that Americans have a chance to review it. On numerous occasions, including the “Stimulus” bill, you have not lived up to this promise. Why?
95 Percent of Working Families: You have said that your budget cuts taxes for 95 percent of working families. Yet the IRS reports that one-third of tax returns record no income tax liability. How is your claim mathematically possible?
Small Business Tax Hikes: You have said that your plan to raise tax rates on families making $250,000 or more will only affect a small percentage of small businesses, which pay business taxes on their owners’ 1040s. Yet IRS data shows that $2 out of every $3 in profits earned by small businesses pays taxes in just these households. Isn’t the fact that most small business profits will be subjected to a tax hike an important consideration?
Tea Parties: On April 14, your spokesman Robert Gibbs said he was not sure if you knew about the “tea parties” attended by at least 578,000 Americans in at least 540 locations. Going forward, do you think it is important to take the concerns of these Americans seriously?