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by | Jan 31, 2011

Austan Goolsbee, chairman of the White House council of economic advisers, looked like a deer in the headlights as he tried to defend Obamacare during his testimony to the House Ways & Means Committee last week. Throughout his campaign, President…

by | Oct 22, 2009

A word search of the 1,502-page Senate healthcare bill (S. 1796) reveals that the term “tax” is used 124 times, “taxable” is used 158 times, and “excise tax” is used 12 times. Other terms of interest are as follows: Senate…

by | Oct 21, 2009

During a Sept. 20 interview on ABC’s This Week, President Obama denied that the individual mandate excise tax in the Baucus healthcare draft was a tax, even though the draft language used the term “excise tax” as a descriptive.  In a memorable exchange,…

by | Sep 17, 2009

Wallace Forman at Americans for Tax Reform notes how President Obama keeps referring to his healthcare “plan”: – 28 times at the joint session of Congress on Sept. 9 – 6 times at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on Sept….

by | Sep 9, 2009

To help get you through Obama’s speech tonight, Americans for Tax Reform has prepared printable bingo cards filled with common terms and phrases used by the President. 

by | Sep 9, 2009

In an interview with Men’s Health published Monday, President Obama suggested that a tax on such items as soda and sugary drinks should be put on the table, saying “I actually think it’s an idea that we should be exploring.”…

by | Jul 24, 2009

Americans for Tax Reform has put together a two and a half minute video of Obama’s promise not to raise “any form” of taxes on those making less than $250,000 per year — and the bizarre evolution the promise has…

by | Jun 4, 2009

Debating in Virginia tonight, all three Democratic gubernatorial primary candidates left the door wide open to imposing tax hikes on their constituents if elected.  When asked by a voter (via YouTube) “How much are you going to raise our taxes?”, each candidate…

by | Apr 30, 2009

During his press conference tonight, Obama made claims on taxes and jobs that invite rebuttal: Obama Claim: “We began by passing a Recovery Act that has already saved or created over 150,000 jobs and provided a tax cut to 95%…

by | Mar 25, 2009

Last night’s press conference provided another teachable moment as to why the focus should not be on “the deficit” but rather total government spending as a percentage of GDP. When Obama was challenged on the massive size of his budget…

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