Thursday, April 02, 2009

Obama breaks another promise

Remember when presidential candidate Senator Obama said, “If you make under $250,000 a year you will not see a tax increase of any kind” and his running mate, Joe Biden, said the same? That's the latest campaign promise to go up in smoke, as the unprecedented tax hike on cigarettes went into effect yesterday. The hike is six times bigger than any other cigarette tax hike in history---and since people making less than $250,000 a year are more likely to smoke it's a disproportionate tax on the poor. Not only that, the tax will likely discourage low income people from smoking---thus hurting the original reason given for the tax---funding S-CHIP, the health care program for kids.

-Glenn Beck

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Smoking is bad for you. You should quite. Screw the kids and their healthcare. :P