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No taxes? Tell that to smokers.

You might recall a post from earlier in the week that discussed Obama’s economic adviser’s response to a question regarding tax increases: “There are no, no tax increases this year.”

Heh. Obviously that statement doesn’t apply to the largest tax increase on tobacco. Remember Obama’s promise not to raise taxes on families making less than $250,000? Well this tobacco tax could care less what you make.

“I can make a firm pledge,” our President 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.”

“The president’s position throughout the campaign was that he would not raise income or payroll taxes on families making less than $250,000, and that’s a promise he has kept,” said White House spokesman Reid H. Cherlin. “In this case, he supported a public health measure that will extend health coverage to 4 million children who are currently uninsured.”

Not any of your taxes doesn’t mean any of your taxes. According to Cherlin, it only covers income and payroll taxes. I guess Obama was just being repetitive on September 12th.

Another broken promise.

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