Baucus Admits ObamaCare Breaks Obama Tax Pledge

Mar 23, 2010, 22:08 ET from Americans for Tax Reform

WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senator Max Baucus (D-Mont.) has admitted that some Americans making less than $200,000 per year will face tax hikes under ObamaCare.  Such tax hikes are a violation of President Obama's "firm pledge" not to raise "any form" of taxes on those making less than $250,000 per year.

During remarks tonight on the Senate floor, Baucus said:

"One other point that I think it's very important to make is that it is true that in certain cases, the taxes will go up for some Americans who might be making less than $200,000."

As Americans for Tax Reform has pointed out repeatedly, the healthcare bill signed into law today contains seven tax hikes that unquestionably violate Obama's middle class tax pledge.

Obama's promise remains for all to see at the website: "no family making less than $250,000 will see their taxes increase."

"Senator Baucus has formally admitted that Barack Obama's central campaign promise was a lie," said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform.  "It would have been nice if Baucus had admitted that ObamaCare raises taxes on families making less than $250,000 before the day Obama signed the bill into law."

Americans for Tax Reform is a non-partisan coalition of taxpayers and taxpayer groups who oppose all tax increases.  For more information or to arrange an interview please contact John Kartch at (202) 785-0266 or by email at

SOURCE Americans for Tax Reform