Blunt. Brutal. Fact. President Barack Obama is a L-I-A-R! I guess that shouldn't really surprise me, but I had hope. Hope that our president would be a man of his word.
Let me explain...on the campaign trail, in debates, in speeches, and in campaign ads, Barack Obama promised over and over that he would cut taxes for the 95% of Americans making less than $250,000 per year. He pledges that his tax increases would only apply to the top 5% of Americans making over $250,000 per year, your taxes will go down, emphasizing the point with a grand downward sweeping motion of his arm.
In a speech on September 12, 2008 in Dover, New Hampshire, Obama said, "I can make a firm pledge...under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will not see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains tax, not any of your taxes."
Today the House passed a "global warming" bill, which is actually an energy tax bill in disguise. The tax legislation designed to reduce carbon emissions by raising the prices of oil, gasoline, natural gas, coal, home heating oil, and anything else that produces carbon dioxide emissions, believed to be the main culprit behind supposed global warming. That is estimated to increase costs per family by an estimated $1,600 to $3,200 each year. If the bill reaches the president's desk and he does not veto it, he will be branded as a liar!
We haven't heard much about this "Cap and Trade" legislation that was passed because the media has been wrapped up in Obama's universal health care proposal. It was all a ruse so this energy tax bill could slip by with little debate.
Speaking of health care and how Obama is a liar, in a recent press conference he was asked how he intended to pay for his health care proposal and is leaning towards tax increases and various budget/spending cuts. How else are we going to pay over $1 trillion that's required to fund the plan? It just doesn't make sense!