FACT CHECK: Looming tax hike not the biggest ever

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    June 11, 2012 10:08 p.m.

    Some reasons why taxes will not increase:

    In a speech in Dover NH, September 12, 2008. Obama stated "I will cut taxes-for 95 percent of all working Americans". "When I'm President, we'll rewrite the tax code to work for the middle class- not Washington lobbyists". " That's change".

    "I will eliminate income taxes for seniors making less than $50,000".

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    June 11, 2012 4:39 p.m.

    Republicans never let the facts get in their way of political exploitation.

    Global Warming, Evolution, Weapons of Mass Destruction, Social Security is a Ponzi Scheme, ect.

    Any of that sound familiar?....

  • IDC Boise, ID
    June 11, 2012 12:13 p.m.

    So it is only the largest tax increase if you only look at the amount of money that the government would take from people who are productive that they wouldn't take if taxes weren't increased? If you manipulate the data, it is only the 4th largest tax increase. Does that mean I am supposed to feel better? Maybe I just don't understand?

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    June 11, 2012 11:56 a.m.

    Re: Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    "Republicans ARE dishonest about this and many other unchecked "republican facts." "

    As Obama was quoted as saying: "the private sector is doing fine". In Obama's defense it isn't dishonesty if you actually believe it.

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    June 11, 2012 10:53 a.m.

    Republicans ARE dishonest about this and many other unchecked "republican facts."
    With cheerleaders like rush, sean, and glenn always telling the truth, it was bound to spill into
    the "Elected" republican leadership.

  • DSB Cedar Hills, UT
    June 11, 2012 9:18 a.m.

    I'm curious of whether this reporter wrote a piece calling everyone a liar who said Barry Bonds is the home run king, since Mark McGuire and Babe Ruth hold the top two spots for home runs per at bat. I'm guessing Stephen Ohlemacher gets excited only when he can find interpretations of data that make the Republicans look dishonest.