Tax Pledge Up in Smoke: Hike in Smoker Tax Hits Poor Americans

by Benjamin Domenech on 6:15 pm April 1, 2009

One of President Barack Obama’s campaign pledges on taxes went up in puffs of smoke Wednesday.

The largest increase in tobacco taxes took effect despite Obama’s promise not to raise taxes of any kind on families earning under $250,000 or individuals under $200,000.

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