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    Don't Be Fooled -- Obama Wants to Raise EVERYONE'S Taxes

    Question: How can you tell if Obama is telling a lie. Answer: If his lips are moving



    Opinion

    Don't Be Fooled -- Obama Wants to Raise EVERYONE'S Taxes

    When he was running for president Obama promised, over and over, that he would cut taxes for the 95% of Americans making less than $250,000 per year. He pledged that his tax increases would only apply to the top 5% of Americans making over $250,000. Yet Obama fully supported passage of the House cap-and-trade tax bill. If the bill reaches his desk, your taxes are going up.





    On Friday, the House of Representatives passed today cap-and-trade 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.

    During the campaign last year, in the 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 pledged that his tax increases would only apply to the top 5% of Americans making over $250,000. Yet Obama fully supported passage of the House cap-and- trade tax bill.

    In one nationally televised debate, Obama scorned John McCain's charge that he would raise taxes by insisting that if you make less than $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 see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes.

    The tax cut for 95% of Americans turned out to be a little $400 per worker tax credit, less than $8 per week, just for this year and next. Under the recently passed Democrat budget, that tax cut is gone after next year.

    That will be replaced instead with the new cap-and-trade cost burden that will be paid by everyone in the prices of everything we buy, but particularly in electricity (primarily produced by burning fossil fuels), gasoline, natural gas, home heating oil, and food.

    Democrats pushing the bill have recently argued that the total costs per family will be trivial, as low as $80 or $175 per year. But the whole purpose of the bill is to raise the price of using carbon-based energy to reduce its use, 17% by 2020 and 83% by 2050. That is probably going to require even more than $3,000 per family per year.

    The bill will also result in millions of lost jobs and a weakened economy due to high cost energy. Remaining manufacturing in America will flee overseas. The coal industry will be phased out.

    All of this just as the global warming fantasy is intellectually collapsing. Global atmospheric temperatures measured most accurately by satellites have shown declining temperatures for the past 11 years, with the decline accelerating most recently. The latest science explains the twists and turns of temperature trends in the 20th century as due to natural causes. Countries around the world such as France, Poland, Australia, the Czech Republic, and New Zealand are turning against cap-and-trade tax burdens for their own countries, and China and India have rejected the idea for their emerging economies all along. Even global warming advocates admit that the bill passed by the House tonight will have no significant effect in reducing global warming, despite all of its costs for the America people. The science behind the theory of man-made global warming has been thoroughly rebutted in a new 880 page book just released by the Heartland Institute appropriately titled "Climate Change Reconsidered."

    Moreover, this appears to be just the beginning of higher taxes for 95% of Americans. Numerous tax increases are being considered to finance Obama's new national health care entitlement program, including a tax on employer provided health benefits. The Washington Post reported that Obama and Congressional Democrats are considering a new federal value added tax (VAT) as well. VAT taxes are common in Europe, where they are embedded in the prices of goods sold, much like a sales tax. Again, the price of everything would go up.

    With these and other developments on the horizon Obama is poised to break the central promise of his campaign, which took him straight to the White House. Did Obama win last year on false pretenses? Perhaps he might remember this cautionary tale: When the first President Bush broke his campaign pledge not to raise taxes in 1990, he was booted out in the next election.

    Peter Ferrara is Director of Entitlement and Budget Policy for the Institute of Policy Innovation, and General Counsel of the American Civil Rights Union. He served in the White House Office of Policy Development under President Reagan, and as Associate Deputy Attorney General of the United States under the first President Bush.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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    Gee, what else is new? Are you actually surprised by this? How do you think he's going to pay for ObamaCare, under which prostitutes, smokers, alcoholics, drug addicts, and other people who make poor lifestyle choices will get free health care at taxpayer expense?
    Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.

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    No. No surprise here. I hope those that voted for him like the change that is coming their way.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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    don't be fooled by anything this idiot says. I pitty the sheeple who believe him.
    You can have my freedom as soon as I'm done with it!!!

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    March 2009 - Capping & Trading on Usurper Obama's $250,000 Lie:
    American Thinker- Print Article

    October 2008 - Senator Obama's Four Tax Increases for People Earning Under $250k:
    American Thinker: Senator Obama's Four Tax Increases for People Earning Under $250k

    February 2008 - Obama's Global Poverty Tax:
    American Thinker: Obama's Global Tax

    February 2008 - Barack Obama: Global Poverty Act = World tax = Global Gun Ban = Socialism:
    YouTube - Barack Obama: Global Poverty Act = World tax = Socialism

    I find that Obama's hypocrisy knows no bounds when it comes to helping the have not's with money from the haves...
    Multi-Millionaire Usurper Obama has a brother in Kenya living on a dollar a month in a dirt floor hut with no utilities...

    If he treats his own family this good, look what he can do for you...

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    How in H*ll's creation are we going to undo all of the "Stuff" that has been and going to be imposed on The USA? Some of the "People" are so proud of themselfs for this #$%*!~]

    Semper Fi

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    Letter from Grandpa

    John is 63 years old and owns his own business. He is a life-long
    Republican and sees his dream of retiring next year is now all but gone.
    With the stock market crashing and all the new taxes coming his way, John
    knows he will be working for a good number more years.

    John has a Granddaughter. Ashley is a recent college grad. She drives a
    late model car, wears all the latest fashions, and also likes going out and
    eating out a lot. Ashley campaigned hard for Obama, and after he won the
    election she made sure her Grandfather (and all other Republican family
    members) received more than an earful on how the world is going to be a much
    better place now that Obama won the election.

    Ashley recently found herself short of cash and cannot pay her bills, again.
    As she has done many other times in the past, she emailed her Grandfather
    asking for some financial help. Here is his reply:

    "Sweetheart,

    I am replying to your request for more money. Ashley, you know I love you
    dearly and am sympathetic to your financial plight. Unfortunately, times
    have changed. With the election of President Obama, your Grandmother and I
    have had to set forth a bold new economic plan of our own....the 'Ashley
    Economic Plan'. Let me explain. Your grandmother and I are highly
    productive, wage-earning tax payers. As you know, we have lived a
    comfortable life and in return have forgone many things like fancy
    vacations, luxury cars, etc. We have worked hard and were looking forward
    to retiring soon. But this plan has changed. Your president is
    significantly raising our personal and business taxes. He says it is so he
    can give our hard earned money to other people. Do you know what this
    means, Ashley? It means less income for us. Less income means we must cut
    back on many business and personal expenditures. One example is, we were
    forced to let go of our receptionist today. You know her. She always gave
    you candy when you visited my office. Did you know she worked for us for
    the past 18 years? I can't afford her anymore.

    That is a taste of the business side. Some personal economic affects of
    Obama's new taxation policies include none other than you. You know very
    well that over the years your grandmother and I have given you thousands of
    dollars in cash, tuition assistance, food, housing, clothing, gifts, etc.,
    etc. By your vote, you have chosen another family over ours for help.
    Judging from your Email requesting more money, I recommend you call
    202-456-1111. That is the direct telephone number for the White House. You,
    yourself, repeatedly told me I was foolish to vote Republican. You said Mr.
    Obama is going to be the people's president and is going to help every
    American live a better life. Based upon everything you have told me and
    things we heard from him as he campaigned, I am sure Mr. Obama will be happy
    to send a check or transfer money into your checking account. Have him call
    me for the transaction and account numbers, which by now I know by heart.

    Perhaps you now can understand what I have been saying for all my life:
    Those who vote for the president should consider what the impact of an
    election will be on the nation as a whole, and not just be concerned with
    what they can get for themselves (welfare, etc.). What Obama voters don't
    seem to realize is all of the "government's" money he is 'redistributing' to
    illegal aliens and non-taxpaying Americans (deemed "less fortunate") comes
    from tax money collected from income tax-paying families. Remember how you
    told me, "Only the richest of the rich will be affected"? Guess what,
    honey? Because of our business, your Grandmother and I are now considered
    to be the richest of the rich. On paper, it might look that way.. But in
    the real world, we are far from it. But, as you said while campaigning for
    Obama, some people will have to carry more of the burden so all of America
    can prosper. You understand what that means, right? It means that raising
    taxes on productive people results in them having less money. Less money
    for everything, including granddaughters.

    Congratulations on your choice for "change". For future reference, I
    encourage you to attempt to add up the total value of the gifts and money
    you've received from us over the years, and compare it to what you expect to
    get over the next four years from Mr. Obama.

    Remember, we love you dearly... but from now on you'll need to call the
    number referenced above when you need help.

    Good luck, sweetheart.

    Love,

    Grandpa"
    -= Piece Corps =-

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    Good one PC, Thanxs
    Semper Fi

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    Both of my daughters voted for Obama, and the eldest campaigned for him. And now they are going to reap what they have sown. Neither of them has bothered to say word one to us about Obama since he was elected, but they see the writing on the wall. Their families will be the first ones to see their incomes disappear.
    -= Piece Corps =-

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    H.R. 2454 111th Congress 2009

    Dubiously Named "American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009"

    AKA: Cap & Trade Bill...

    Or the breaking of the biggest campaign Promise the Usurper Obama made over and over again...

    "If you make less then 250,000 per year your taxes will not go up one dime"... BHO

    Search Results - THOMAS (Library of Congress)

    H.R. 2454: American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (GovTrack.us)

    House Democrat's Pass Cap & Trade $3000 Average Annal Utility Bill Tax Increase On Every Stinking Household in the Country Regardless Of House Hold Income Size!

    Democrats tried to shut Republicans down as John Boehner Republican Leader read parts of Speaker Pelosi's national energy tax (also known as "cap and trade") out loud on the House floor. For more than an hour he cited provisions that will destroy American jobs, raise prices for gasoline and electricity, and devastate middle-class families and small businesses.

    Then they voted for it anyway...

    Independent studies show a national energy tax will put millions of Americans out of work. Analysis by the Heritage Foundation estimates it will cost the average family "nearly $3,000 per household per year." The Wall Street Journal says it is "likely to be the biggest tax in American history." President Obama himself said under his "cap and trade" plan, "electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket."

    Do the math... you are going to significantly notice a 250 dollars a month increase on your utility bill...

    On top of the runaway inflation due to the insane socialist tax and spend agenda of
    this administration and the majority of house and senate democrats and a few RINO turncoats...

    Our last chance to stop this be for it gets to the Usurper's desk is to make sure NO RINO'S cross the aisle in the Senate and join the Socialist Tax & Spend Democrats...

    First write your Representative in the U.S. House and thank them for opposing this Constitutional usurpation or scold them and remind them (and Nancy Pelosi) that this transgression will be remembered in 2010 and 2012 come reelection time.
    Representative Offices - United States House of Representatives, 111th Congress, 1st Session

    Write your two U.S. Senators and Harry Reid and ask them to oppose this Cap & Trade bill...
    U.S. Senate: Senators Home

    NRA-ILA :: Action Center

    We need to help the Usurper keep his Usurpation Campaign Promise and not let this get through the Senate!

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