By Mike Miller
Any idea how many tax increases Barack Obama has proposed since taking office? Oh, c’mon, guess. Heck, maybe you can come within the nearest hundred. Give up? 442.
Oh, and the 442 does not include the 20 additional taxes signed into law under ObamaCare. Via Americans for Tax Reform:“History tells us what Obama was able to do. This list reminds us of what Obama wanted to do,” said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform.
According to Norquist’s organization, the number of Obama’s proposed tax increases per year is as follows:
◾79 tax increases for FY 2010
◾52 tax increases for FY 2011
◾47 tax increases for FY 2012
◾34 tax increases for FY 2013
◾137 tax increases for FY 2014
◾93 tax increases for FY 2015
Moreover, these numbers don’t reflect the tobacco tax hike Obama signed into law on the sixteenth day of his presidency. And he’s made it clear that he’s looking for more.
When asked during an interview with Men’s Health in 2009 about the idea of a national tax on soda and sugary drinks, Obama said, “I actually think it’s an idea that we should be exploring.”
Of course it’s an idea that “we” (Democrats) should be exploring; the next time a liberal sees a tax hike idea that he/she doesn’t like will be the first.
And Democrats bristle when Republicans refer to Obama as the “tax and spend” president. Go figure.http://www.ijreview.com/2014/04/129554-number-tax-increases-obama-proposed-since-taking-office-may-even-surprise-detractors/