Forty-one aides to President Obama owe $831,000 in back taxes. Meanwhile, as noted earlier, unpaid taxes have risen 37 percent among Capitol Hill staff, to $9.3 million. Taxes, it seems, are only for the little people, not their liberal overlords. Even the Treasury secretary, who oversees the IRS, has cheated on his taxes.
At Reason, Peter Suderman describes seven false promises made to push Obamacare through Congress. In passing Obamacare, the president broke his promise not to raise taxes on anyone making less than $250,000 a year, by raising taxes on middle-class patients and the uninsured.
Obama’s HHS secretary is now seeking to gag insurers that disclose how Obamacare’s mandates are increasing the cost of health insurance, even though such speech is clearly protected by the First Amendment. Previously, the Obama administration attempted to gag insurers from disclosing how Obamacare harms Medicare Advantage participants, drawing criticism from First Amendment experts like constitutional-treatise author Professor Eugene Volokh.