http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/co ... 02408.html
Speaking on ABC's "This Week," David Axelrod declined to repeat Obama's "firm pledge" during the campaign that families making under $250,000 would not see "any form of tax increase, not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes."
Instead, Axelrod said the president has no interest in "drawing lines in the sand" on the issue of how to pay for the costly health reform plan making its way through Congres
Aha.... but it gets better In a related story those in Unions may be exempt:
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid= ... vu77pZr7k4
June 26 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Senate proposal to impose taxes for the first time on “gold-plated” health plans may bypass generous employee benefits negotiated by unions.
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, the chief congressional advocate of taxing some employer-provided benefits to help pay for an overhaul of the U.S. health system, says any change should exempt perks secured in existing collective- bargaining agreements, which can be in place for as long as five years.
On side note should make for a very interesting presidential campaign, I forsee similarities to the "Read my Lips" attack ads when GHB was running.