Hey Obama!….. What was that promise you made, REPEATEDLY?!!!


July 10, 2010 by torqdog

I think I remember that promise…… you know the one where he said “if you make under $250,000.00 a year, you wont see your taxes increase by one dime……. not one single dime!” I couldn’t find the video of that famous speech but there are plenty that show him making the promise of no tax increases for anyone making less than 250k. Here’s one….. let’s watch the liar in chief as he wields his charm;

Don’t y’all just hate you tube? :-)

Here’s some taxing facts as to what you can expect to see in the coming months. Caution, even you libbys out there might be offended by the blatant pandering and subsequent lies. Please pay special attention to the lowest tax brackets…… you know, the one’s that supposedly never benefited from the Bush tax cuts. Do you remember how the left and their sycophantic cohorts in the MSM for years told us of how those Bush tax cuts only benefited the rich? Well it’s time to wake up and realize that you have again been lied to, courtesy of the MSM and the socialist democrat liberals that control them!

Also take special note of all the tax hikes small business can expect. Is it any wonder that the economy is not at all showing signs of rebounding? Small business, a major driver of economic muscle is a little fearful and uneasy about what the future holds for them and is not ready to move forward anytime soon with the Obama created uncertainties.

Anyway, read it and weep….. and bend over while you’re at it. Liar in Chief Obama and his tax and spend socialist democrat pals are coming to get you, rich and poor alike!

In just six months, the largest tax hikes in the history of America will take effect. They will hit families and small businesses in three great waves on January 1, 2011:

First Wave: Expiration of 2001 and 2003 Tax Relief

In 2001 and 2003, the GOP Congress enacted several tax cuts for investors, small business owners, and families. These will all expire on January 1, 2011:

Personal income tax rates will rise. The top income tax rate will rise from 35 to 39.6 percent (this is also the rate at which two-thirds of small business profits are taxed). The lowest rate will rise from 10 to 15 percent. All the rates in between will also rise. Itemized deductions and personal exemptions will again phase out, which has the same mathematical effect as higher marginal tax rates. The full list of marginal rate hikes is below:

– The 10% bracket rises to an expanded 15% (that’s a whopping 50% increase for all those rich, poor folk!)
– The 25% bracket rises to 28%
– The 28% bracket rises to 31%
– The 33% bracket rises to 36%
– The 35% bracket rises to 39.6%

Higher taxes on marriage and family. The “marriage penalty” (narrower tax brackets for married couples) will return from the first dollar of income. The child tax credit will be cut in half from $1000 to $500 per child. The standard deduction will no longer be doubled for married couples relative to the single level. The dependent care and adoption tax credits will be cut.

The return of the Death Tax. This year, there is no death tax. For those dying on or after January 1 2011, there is a 55 percent top death tax rate on estates over $1 million. A person leaving behind two homes and a retirement account could easily pass along a death tax bill to their loved ones.

Higher tax rates on savers and investors. The capital gains tax will rise from 15 percent this year to 20 percent in 2011. The dividends tax will rise from 15 percent this year to 39.6 percent in 2011. These rates will rise another 3.8 percent in 2013.

Second Wave: Obamacare

There are over  twenty new or higher taxes in Obamacare. Several will first go into effect on January 1, 2011. They include:

The “Medicine Cabinet Tax” Thanks to Obamacare, Americans will no longer be able to use health savings account (HSA), flexible spending account (FSA), or health reimbursement (HRA) pre-tax dollars to purchase non-prescription, over-the-counter medicines (except insulin).

The “Special Needs Kids Tax” This provision of Obamacare imposes a cap on flexible spending accounts (FSAs) of $2500 (Currently, there is no federal government limit). There is one group of FSA owners for whom this new cap will be particularly cruel and onerous: parents of special needs children. There are thousands of families with special needs children in the United States, and many of them use FSAs to pay for special needs education. Tuition rates at one leading school that teaches special needs children in Washington, D.C. (National Child Research Center) can easily exceed $14,000 per year. Under tax rules, FSA dollars can be used to pay for this type of special needs education.

The HSA Withdrawal Tax Hike. This provision of Obamacare increases the additional tax on non-medical early withdrawals from an HSA from 10 to 20 percent, disadvantaging them relative to IRAs and other tax-advantaged accounts, which remain at 10 percent.

Third Wave: The Alternative Minimum Tax and Employer Tax Hikes

When Americans prepare to file their tax returns in January of 2011, they’ll be in for a nasty surprise—the AMT won’t be held harmless, and many tax relief provisions will have expired. The major items include:

The AMT will ensnare over 28 million families, up from 4 million last year. According to the left-leaning Tax Policy Center, Congress’ failure to index the AMT will lead to an explosion of AMT taxpaying families—rising from 4 million last year to 28.5 million. These families will have to calculate their tax burdens twice, and pay taxes at the higher level. The AMT was created in 1969 to ensnare a handful of taxpayers.

Small business expensing will be slashed and 50% expensing will disappear. Small businesses can normally expense (rather than slowly-deduct, or “depreciate”) equipment purchases up to $250,000. This will be cut all the way down to $25,000. Larger businesses can expense half of their purchases of equipment. In January of 2011, all of it will have to be “depreciated.”

Taxes will be raised on all types of businesses. There are literally scores of tax hikes on business that will take place. The biggest is the loss of the “research and experimentation tax credit,” but there are many, many others. Combining high marginal tax rates with the loss of this tax relief will cost jobs.

Tax Benefits for Education and Teaching Reduced. The deduction for tuition and fees will not be available. Tax credits for education will be limited. Teachers will no longer be able to deduct classroom expenses. Coverdell Education Savings Accounts will be cut. Employer-provided educational assistance is curtailed. The student loan interest deduction will be disallowed for hundreds of thousands of families.

Charitable Contributions from IRAs no longer allowed. Under current law, a retired person with an IRA can contribute up to $100,000 per year directly to a charity from their IRA. This contribution also counts toward an annual “required minimum distribution.” This ability will no longer be there.


Whew…… what a relief! For a minute there I thought my taxes were going up!!! ;-(

7 thoughts on “Hey Obama!….. What was that promise you made, REPEATEDLY?!!!

  1. Stu says:

    So, the average tax hike for most brackets is 11% – 13% increase for the 35% bracket, 9% increase for the 33% bracket, 10% increase for the 28% bracket and a 12% increase for the 25% bracket. Yet the 10% bracket earners are going to have a 50% increase? WTF?

    Here’s the earnings for the marginal tax rates for 2010, Source: http://taxes.about.com/od/preparingyourtaxes/a/tax-rates_2.htm

    If you’re single:

    10% on income between $0 and $8,375

    15% on the income between $8,375 and $34,000; plus $837.50

    25% on the income between $34,000 and $82,400; plus $4,681.25

    28% on the income between $82,400 and $171,850; plus $16,781.25

    33% on the income between $171,850 and $373,650; plus $41,827.25

    35% on the income over $373,650; plus $108,421.25

    If you’re married and filing jointly:

    10% on the income between $0 and $16,750

    15% on the income between $16,750 and $68,000; plus $1,675

    25% on the income between $68,000 and $137,300; plus $9,362.50

    28% on the income between $137,300 and $209,250; plus $26,687.50

    33% on the income between $209,250 and $373,650; plus $46,833.50

    35% on the income over $373,650; plus $101,085.50

    So single persons earning $8375 or less, or married couples with a combined income of $16,750 or less will experience the largest percentage increase in their taxes? Incredible!

    Randy, just out of curiosity, what is the increase for the 15%’ers? I didn’t see that bracket in your post.

    • torqdog says:

      I’m not sure Stu. I think it’s safe to say that the 15%’ers will be going up like the rest of ’em.

      The items that really caught my eye and are probably going to do more to hinder any improvement in the economy are all the taxes on business. These dumb-asses in the White House still don’t understand that the only way the economy will grow is through the private sector. Obama must be feeling the heat as this week in just about every speech he gave, he was suddenly heard touting how important the private sector is and as usual, he’s been on it since day one! Frankly, I don’t believe a thing he says anymore.

  2. torqdog says:

    Here’s something else to sink your teeth into. It seems as though many of Obama’s most strident supporters are having their annual meeting in Aspen. Most all are very wealthy and many are not at all happy with the direction Obama has taken this country and are now voicing their displeasure. Mort Zuckerman and Arianna Huffington are quoted and even Barbra Streisand and husband James Brolin had some unkind words for this administration’s handling of the economy……. kind of like when Walter Cronkite started his anti-war stuff everynight and broke ranks with the Johnson administration.

    Here’s just a taste;

    Zuckerman added that he detects in the Obama White House “hostility to the very kinds of [business] culture that have made this the great country that it is and was. I think we have to find some way of dealing with that or else we will do great damage to this country with a public policy that could ruin everything.”

    Read the entire article here;

  3. Bill says:

    OMG! What can I do to help?

  4. Adam says:


    I uh.. can’t vote but I’m working on getting my gun and voting rights back just because of reasons like this and many others.

  5. Bill says:

    You lost your voting and gun ownership rights because of Obama?

    • Adam says:

      No I lost them due to poor choices I made over ten years ago. For a long time I didn’t care about who or what they were doing in office. A lot of things have changed through the years. I’m thankful because I believe the path my life took based on my choices gives me a better understanding of the simpler and more important things in life. A kinda getting back to basics philosophy.

      In all I’ve reached a point were I have a “I do have something to say mentality”. Finding the best and most effective way to communicate it is one thing I still struggle with from time to time.

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