Who me…raise taxes? UPDATE: Video added

During the course of his pre-Super Bowl interview with Bill O’Reilly, President Obama said “I didn’t raise taxes once”.  I guess he forgot.

This year a new additional $2.7 billion a year tax was imposed on drug companies under Obamacare.  Doesn’t affect me, you say?  Of course it does.  Drug companies, unlike the federal government, can’t print money, so this tax is being paid by you in the form of higher drug prices.  Personally, I’ve already noticed the increase.

Next year, under Obamacare, medical device manufacturers will pay an additional $2 billion per year in new taxes.  Who do you think will pay for that?

And, beginning in 2013, if you earn any interest or dividend income, you must pay an additional 3.8% tax on that income as a “Medicare” surtax.

Beginning in 2014, insurance companies will pay an additional $6 billion per year in taxes.  Can you say higher premiums?

Were that not enough, beginning in 2014, if you don’t have a health insurance policy that is approved by the federal government, you will pay a tax (yes, the government is now calling it a tax) of up to $2500 per year.

I really want to believe my President when he says something, but…

Then again, President Obama is corect.  He didn’t raise taxes once.

UPDATE: Here’s the young President with the whopper of the day.

8 replies
  1. Shared Sacrifice
    Shared Sacrifice says:

    Oba-Mao's statement is factually true, he didn't raise taxes once!   Clearly Oba-Mao was not asked if he had raised taxes multiple times.

  2. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    But he was supposed to be the "healer", the member of the intelligensia that would rise above petty politics and lead the nation.

     

    As for taxes, just because they say "no payments until 2014" doesn't mean you aren't going to be paying….

  3. RoBrDona
    RoBrDona says:

    It isn't just taxes, it's heaped on regulation – additional reporting, red tape, etc. Notice the specific targeting of businesses that have long been thought by progressives as the worst offenders that "unfairly" create profits (profits – can you imagine?) from products "necessary" to Americans.

  4. winnie888
    winnie888 says:

    He's a liar.  I seriously can't stand listening to the man "speak" because I know he's doing nothing but blowing smoke and it makes me despise him all the more.  He has nothing but contempt for the people of this country if he thinks we are all still in awe of him and believe his promises about "hope & change".  The hope is dead and these horrible changes just keep comin' whether we want them or not.  He's done nothing but ignore the will of the people when it comes to health care.  I can't wait til he's GONE from the WH.

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