Friday, September 11, 2009

Actually, Obama IS a Liar

...but you knew that already.

In his campaign speech of Wednesday, Obama lied about middle class tax hikes:

The middle class will realize greater [health] security, not higher taxes.”

FACT: This would be a big departure from the House bill and the Baucus draft. The House bill has
four tax increases on families making less than $250,000. President Obama himself endorsed another when he called for an individual mandate with a tax penalty. Earlier this week, he floated the idea of a “soda tax.” The Baucus draft, like the House bill, contains a new tax on over-the-counter medicines purchased with an FSA or HSA

Then he Whoppered another, regarding 'deficit-neutral':

“I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits—either now, or in the future. Period.”

FACT: All “deficit-neutral” means is that taxes will go up at least as much as spending goes up. Under any version of government healthcare, taxes needed to make the plans deficit-neutral would easily exceed $200 billion per year once the plans are fully phased in, according to CBO estimates

If Joe Wilson had called out Obama on every lie he told Wednesday, Wilson would have lost his voice. And THAT would be a loss for the country.

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