Thursday, April 2, 2009

A Broken Campaign Promise

that the blind masses might notice?

Obama's failure to bring change we can believe in is only quite apparent to those who refused to drink the Obamaid. Is there some hope that the masses of blind followers will begin to wake up, now that Obama has directly affected their daily lives in a way that is financially harmful?

"I can make a firm pledge," [Obama] said in Dover, N.H., on Sept. 12. "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." -AP (emphasis added)

"No one making less than $250,000 under Barack Obama's plan will see one single penny of their tax raised," Joe Biden said, "whether it's their capital gains tax, their income tax, investment tax, any tax." -AP (emphasis added)

Unfortunately for President Obama, a tax on cigarettes will disproportionately affect the "poor"; you know, the ones making less than $250,000.

"A Gallup survey of 75,000 people last year fleshed out that conclusion. It found that 34 percent of respondents earning $6,000 to $12,000 were smokers, and the smoking rate consistently declined among people of higher income. Only 13 percent of people earning $90,000 or more were smokers." -AP

However, the Obamaid is powerful stuff. It may take several more attacks before the masses wake up from their drunken stupor.

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