Get ready to feel the pinch of ObamaCare and all the rest:
A new study by Douglas Holtz-Eakin of the American Action Forum finds that President Barack Obama’s spending plan would raise taxes on the middle class. “[T]axpayers making as little as $30,000 will carry $1,500 more in taxes annually over the next 10 years,” the study finds.
The significance of this study is that it contradict Obama’s pledge not to raise taxes on the middle class. “If you are a family making less than $250,000 a year, you will not see your taxes go up,” Obama said in 2008.
Stop whining — you didn’t build that.
Middle class taxpayers are already paying for the vile progs’ vile schemes. We’re paying for them at the pump, we’re paying for them at the ATM, and we’re paying for them bigtime at the grocery store. We don’t get a receipt for those invisible taxes, but that doesn’t make them any less real.
Oh, and we’re paying for it most of all with the “new normal” of slow growth and high joblessness. But there’s nothing normal about our crappy economy — it’s just another price we pay for their schemes.
BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE: Chins up, my fellow Americans! Jim Pethokoukis reports that you won’t be paying that extra $1,500, after all. Really, it’s more like $4,000.