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A Question for Obama on that Tax Cut

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Writing for the Wall Street Journal, William McGurn reminds us what happened the last time a Democrat presidential candidate promised to cut middle-class taxes. That’s right, Bill Clinton forgot his pledge even before taking office and went on to raise taxes on almost everyone. Is there any reason to expect a repeat from a Barack Obama administration?

Well, Obama has been a lot more forceful in the promotion of a middle-class tax cut than Clinton ever was. But Obama won’t be writing the bills, will he? He’ll have a Democratic Congress writing the final legislation. Will they comply with his plan?

I don’t know. But here’s the question I would really like to hear asked of Obama tonight:

If Congress sends you a bill that raises taxes on anyone making less than $250,000 a year, will you veto that bill, even if the rest of the legislation is acceptable?

The directness of Obama’s answer will tell us how serious he is about cutting most of our taxes. Is it a true conviction or just political window dressing?