The only ones whose income taxes have gone up are those making over $600,000 a year. So where do you get this "everyone" STUPID? Consumption taxes are mostly state and local. Obama raised taxes on cigarettes and tanning beds. So what? Less than 20% of Americans smoke so that for most it's a non issue. Like you I'm a smoker but I'm willing to accept a higher price for my habit. Most people don't use tanning beds so that's a non issue also. There are no federal taxes on things like groceries, clothing or other consumer goods; those are either state or local.Raising the income tax which affected everyone's take home pay and also raising taxes on more of everything we consume isn't helping the economy or unemployment. In fact, the economy is just barely crawling and unemployment is getting worse among minorities.
So why support these policies?
There never has been any connection between taxes and the strength of the economy. You've made this claim on numerous occasions before Carol and it's just as asinine as it was the first time. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act which did address unemployment predated the Affordable Care Act by a year and it did produce a short-term recovery. We dropped 8.9 percent of GDP in Q4 2008. We lost 800,000 jobs in January 2009. We passed the stimulus. And then the next quarter we saw the biggest jobs improvement in 30 years.
Contrary to your lies, the ACA isn't doing anything to hobble the economy. If you want to assign any blame then look to the GOP who are intent on blocking any legislation that would create jobs by rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure, investing in education and providing working Americans with a living wage.
How did an idiot like you graduate from college?