Will Nick Rahall Say No To Obama’s Tax Hikes On Middle Class Families?


As New Report Shows Obama’s Budget Raises Middle-Class Taxes, Time For Rahall To End His Silence

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 24, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Two months after the legal deadline, President Obama finally submitted his budget recently —one that never, ever balances and includes new spending. And yesterday the non-partisan Tax Policy Center provided the “cherry on top.”

A report from the group confirmed that the president’s budget will raise taxes on already struggling middle-class families. However, when West Virginia families need him most, Nick Rahall is nowhere to be found. The time is now for Rahall to end his silence and, for once, protect middle-class taxpayers.

“Nick Rahall likes to pretend that he defends the middle class, but he’s still silent on the tax hikes found in Obama’s budget,” said NRCC Communications Director Andrea Bozek. “West Virginia families can’t keep giving their money to Washington to pay for more of Obama and Rahall’s wasteful spending.”

President Obama’s Budget Will Raise Taxes On Poor And Middle Class Families. “President Obama’s 2014 budget will raises taxes somewhat on the poor and middle class, despite repeated vows by the president not to increase taxes on those making less than $200,000 a year. The non-partisan Tax Policy Center on Monday said the poor making less than $10,000 a year will face an average $18 more in taxes in 2015. That those making as little as $30,000 a year will face $61 more year in 2015 and $54 a year in 2023 under the Obama proposals released April 10.” (Erik Wasson, “Obama Budget Raises Some Taxes On Middle Class: Analysis,” The Hill, 4/22/13)

White House Senior Adviser Dan Pfeiffer Admitted That President Obama’s Budget Will Never Balance. “President Obama will not propose a balanced budget in the new fiscal 2014 spending plan that he’ll submit to Congress next week, a White House official said Wednesday. White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer said the budget will reduce deficits by an unspecified amount, but it won’t achieve balance like the spending plan that has been approved by House Republicans.” (Dave Boyer, “Aide: Deficits To Endure In Obama’s Planned New Budget,” The Washington Times, 4/3/13)

President Obama’s Budget Will Include $580 Billion In New Taxes. “The main deficit reduction elements of the plan incorporate an offer Obama made to Boehner in December when both sought to avoid automatic, across-the-board spending cuts and broad tax increases. Obama’s plan includes $580 billion in new taxes that Republicans oppose.” (Jim Kuhnhenn, “Obama: Budget Not ‘Ideal’ But Has ‘Tough Reforms,’” The Associated Press, 4/6/13)

President Obama’s Budget Proposes More Spending. “Scheduled for release at 11:15 a.m., the White House request would increase spending in 2014 by nearly $160 billion beyond what the CBO projected in February — a product both of canceling the sequester and Obama’s new spending initiatives.” (George Cahlinik, “Budget Tracker Briefing: Obama Seeks More Revenue, New Spending,” CQ, 4/10/13)

President Obama’s Budget Is Over Two Months Late. “Obama is submitting his budget two months late, after aides scrambled to deal with the end-of-year “fiscal cliff” and then the March 1 deadline for sequestration.” (Zachary A. Goldfarb and Karen Tumulty, “Obama Budget Would Cut Entitlements In Exchange For Tax Increases,” The Washington Post, 4/5/13)

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