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Sorry, Mr. Gibbs, but the Obama Administration Has Already Raised Taxes on Middle Class Families

July 12, 2010

This Sunday, on NBC’s Meet the Press, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said that, “The President is not going to, at a time of economic crisis, raise taxes on the middle class… For middle class Americans, who have borne the brunt of this economic calamity, we’re certainly not going to raise taxes on them.”

Too late.

Since January of 2009, President Obama and Congressional Democrats have enacted into law $670 billion in gross tax increases — $316 billion of which will be collected through tax hikes that hit the middle class families the President claims to be protecting.  So far, Democrats have passed, and the President has signed into law, at least 14 violations of the President’s pledge that, “no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase.”

See below for a list of tax increases signed into law by President Obama that will fall on middle- and low-income Americans. 

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