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Well, not quite everyone else.

Teabaggers appear to believe that the Obama Administration has raised their taxes (hat tip to Yellow Dog at They gave us a republic…).

CBS News/NY Times Poll:


February 5-10th, 2010

….Tea Party identifiers are more likely to believe President Obama has already raised taxes this past year. Most Americans think the President has kept them the same.


Raised taxes

All – 24%

Tea Partiers – 44%

Lowered taxes

All – 12%

Tea Partiers – 2%

Kept taxes same

All – 53%

Tea Partiers – 46%

….This poll was conducted among a random sample of 1084 adults nationwide, interviewed by telephone February 5-10, 2010. Phone numbers were dialed from random digit dial samples of both standard land-line and cell phones. The error due to sampling for results based on the entire sample could be plus or minus three percentage points. The error for subgroups is higher….

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Here’s the reality, via Citizens for Tax Justice:

President Obama Cut Taxes for 99% of Working Families in Missouri in 2009 [pdf]

President Obama Cut Taxes for 99% of Working Families in Missouri in 2009 The 2009 federal income taxes that come due on April 15 have been cut for nearly all working Americans, including Americans at all income levels, by the Recovery Act signed by President Obama last year. No legislation enacted during the Obama administration increased taxes for 2009….

There are some very interesting tables in the report.

So, why are all those teabaggers angry that Obama raised their taxes? Just asking.