Who Are They Screwing First?
The Pelosi-Obama-Reid Assault on Middle America
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The 111th Congress is less than a week old, and already the first tax increase has been put on the table. 
            A 61 cents per pack, or 156 percent, increase in the federal excise tax on cigarettes
            to fund a proposed $35 billion expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance
            Program (S-CHIP).
Who Will Be Burdened?
            The middle- and low-income Americans they said they will not raise taxes on:
  • 55 percent of smokers are “working poor”
  • One in four smokers live below the poverty line
  • On average, smokers, whose median income is a little more than $36,000, make about 30 percent less than non-smokers.
Remember the Quote?
“If you make less than a quarter of a million dollars a year, you will not see a single dime of your taxes go up.” (President-elect Obama in the October 7 presidential debate)
Yet who are they screwing first…?
The very people they said they’d protect from higher taxes.