No, it really isn't. During any 4 year period in American history some taxes have been raised. Period. (in many cases this is because the taxes aren't percentage based, but flat numbers that need to be adjusted for inflation) In order for you to think Obama meant the entirety of all taxation that the federal government levies, you would have to take the absolutely insane stance that Obama was proclaiming a new era of tax policy unlike any undertaken in the entire two century plus existence of the United States. Do you really think he meant that? Really?Originally posted by: Fern
The anology to McCain's remark dosn't stand up. Unlike McCain, Obama went of his way to make clear that when he said 'no tac increase' he wasn't just talking about income taxes, he was talking about any taxes.
This is federal sales tax.
Yes, he broke his proimise. It's really that simple.
All of the taxes he mentioned in that speech were income taxes, and so a reasonable and objective person would take their understanding of US history and the English language, and figure that the guy probably meant income taxes. He certainly could have been more clear, and perhaps he was ambiguous on purpose, as it would certainly serve his goals, but only a crazy person would think he was proclaiming 'no tax increase on anything ever'.