Maybe Georgia Boy did not notice his taxes rise but I did. Of course, if you do not chose to call a tax a tax then we may not be able to talk. Any time the government takes money from you, it is a tax. The Obama took money from everybody on SS and on government retrirement and everybody with money in interest bearing accounts. Obama took money from all Americans and non Americans who hold US Dollars by printing money and making our dollars worth half as much as they were before he doubled the money in use. Congress used to use inflation to raise taxes but Ronald Reagan put a stop to that by indexing taxes to inflation and SS and retirement to inflation, too, but Obama went outside that law as he with other laws. Not a govt of laws.