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Middle class tax hikes?

Barack Obama the candidate repeatedly vowed no tax increases for those making under $250,000. As president, he has changed his tune. But cheer up: He now tells us he's a "fierce" free marketer.
So instead of cutting taxes, opening markets through free trade and scrapping the failed 2009 stimulus package before the last $500 million gets squandered, he'll probably end up squeezing the middle class in exactly the way he said he wouldn't.

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:33 PM on Feb. 12, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (6)
  • Does this honestly surprise anyone?

    Answer by QuinnMae at 2:36 PM on Feb. 12, 2010

  • You couldn't tell that he speaks out of both sides of his mouth from his campaign speeches??? This is no less than I expect from him. Taxes on the middle class? Flippity-flop. Transparency? Flippity-flop. Post-partisan? Flippity-flop. Anyone see a pattern forming here?

    Answer by 29again at 2:49 PM on Feb. 12, 2010

  • The worst is yet to come,,,,,,

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 4:14 PM on Feb. 12, 2010

  • Now ladies, it is absolutely okay for him to do this...........ALL politicians do...........................

    This may sound crazy, but I heard something about the possiblity of taxing kids. Changing the requirements for those with part time jobs..even to including the babysitting $$ your 12 makes when she babysits the neighbors kid for an hour. I have NOTHING to back this up. It was something they were talking about on the radio so it may simply be a wild rumor.

    I guess the good news is that it will be a non-issue for the unemployed......because their small business employers have already been taxed out of business.......

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 4:44 PM on Feb. 12, 2010

  • i wish they'd end income taxes since they can't be fair about it. Just do sales tax and make it higher so that everyone who spends money will pay. There is a lot of illegal under the table money that goes uncounted. These people still buy stuff though.


    Answer by SylviaNCali at 7:09 PM on Feb. 12, 2010

  • "Does this honestly surprise anyone?"

    No, it doesn't surprise me. However, those who ARE surprised won't admit it, and will defend it.

    Answer by mancosmomma at 10:05 PM on Feb. 12, 2010

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