"And 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."
–Barack Obama, Sept. 12, 2008, Dover, New Hampshire
Barack Obama isn't the first politician to break a promise, torture the truth or outright lie to the American people. But, he certainly is among the most accomplished at it.
Obama made his no-new-taxes pledge over and over again four years ago as he campaigned. Not only has he repeatedly and blatantly violated it, but his policies have relentlessly assaulted poor and middle-income family budgets.