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Obama Hit on Tax Hike Broken Promise

Get used to hearing about Obama’s “massive” middle-class tax hike from Republicans, as they try to squeeze lemonade from yesterday’s Supreme Court decision. The administration has been on the record repeatedly arguing that the mandate was a penalty, not a tax, and one of Obama’s more memorable campaign promises was that he wouldn’t raise taxes on those making more than $250,000 a year — his red line for the middle class. This was upended by the decision yesterday, and as Forbes points out, there are now seven different ObamaCare tax hikes on under-$250k-a-year earners.

RNC fires the first shot with this tough new ad (h/t Ed Morrissey):

For the chaser, check out the National Republican Congressional Committee’s fitting adaptation of Joe Biden’s infamous “BFD comment.”