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The Obama Car Tax

Posted By Conn Carroll On May 19, 2009 @ 10:49 am In Economics | Comments Disabled

I can make a firm pledge. Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes.

- then-candidate Barack Obama, 9/12/2008 [1].

A senior administration official said the new standards would raise the cost of an average car by $1,300, $600 of which could be attributed to the rules being announced today.

- Washington Post, on the Obama administration’s new auto emissions standards, 5/19/2009 [2].


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[1] 9/12/2008: http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/promise/515/no-family-making-less-250000-will-see-any-form-tax/

[2] 5/19/2009: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/18/AR2009051801848.html

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