Another presidential "no new taxes" pledge may be ready to bite the dust.
President Barack Obama promised during his campaign to contain his tax hiking zeal to those Americans who, in his view, make too much money. For everyone else, candidate Obama vowed, "no one making less than $250,000 a year will see any type of tax increase. Not income tax, not capital gains taxes, not any kind of tax."
Except for maybe a tax on health insurance benefits...
Those employees impacted by the tax -- school teachers, autoworkers, etc. -- were heavily in Obama's column in last fall's election and didn't seem bothered by his attacks on wealth. Perhaps they didn't realize their generous benefits would qualify them as wealthy.
They're looking at $2,000 to $4,000 a year in extra income taxes as their reward.
It's not a right-wing mouthpiece saying this; heck, I doubt there are any right-wing mouthpieces in Detroit.
Thanks, CTA/NEA. Thanks, liberals. And thanks to any other idiot who voted for this man.