As Middle Class Struggles, Democrats Threaten To Break Obama Pledge On Middle-Class Tax Hikes
WASHINGTON – With New Hampshire’s unemployment at 6.4 percent, U.S. Representative Paul Hodes (D-NH) and his Washington Democrat colleagues are preparing to break a central Obama campaign promise by raising taxes on families earning less than $250,000 per year.
As The Hill reports:
Democrats are looking at the possibility of raising taxes on families below the $250,000-a-year threshold promised by President Barack Obama during the election.
The majority party on Capitol Hill does not feel bound by that pledge, saying the threshold for tax hikes will depend on several factors, such as the revenue differences between setting the threshold at $200,000 and setting it at $250,000.
While rubberstamping a costly partisan agenda in Congress, Hodes has bombarded Granite State taxpayers with reckless spending, trillions of dollars in debt, and burdensome new tax hikes – all while failing to provide his constituents with much-needed economic relief.
“With families in New Hampshire suffering from high unemployment, it’s simply wrong for Paul Hodes and his Democrat colleagues to threaten tax hikes,” said National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) spokeswoman Amber Marchand. “As Hodes continues to max out the government credit card at taxpayer expense, voters deserve a leader who will rein in the Democrats’ reckless spending agenda, and that’s why we’re confident they will elect a Republican as their next U.S. Senator.”