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September 21, 2009

AP on Obama's Claim a Tax Isn't Really a Tax: You Lie

The "boy" is understood as always.

FACT CHECK: Coverage requirement enforced with tax

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press Writer – 33 mins ago

WASHINGTON – Memo to President Barack Obama: It's a tax. Obama insisted this weekend on national television that requiring people to carry health insurance — and fining them if they don't — isn't the same thing as a tax increase. But the language of Democratic bills to revamp the nation's health care system doesn't quibble. Both the House bill and the Senate Finance Committee proposal clearly state that the fines would be a tax.

And they note as conservatives did long ago that this isn't the first time he's lied on this pledge:

It wouldn't be the first asterisk added to Obama's campaign pledge on taxes. Earlier this year, he signed a tobacco tax increase to pay for children's health insurance. Even that can be read as a violation of his expansive campaign promise.

"I can make a firm pledge," he said in Dover, N.H., on Sept. 12, 2008. "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."

He repeatedly promised "you will not see any of your taxes increase one single dime."

This entire post is racist and I condemn it.

I'm thinking about banning myself.

Thanks to Arthur "The Racist" K.


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