Remember how candidate Obama promised not to raise taxes on the middleclass (or specifically on anyone making less than $200k or a couple making $250)?  Senator Carpo offered an amendment to “America’s Healthy Future Act of 2009,” that would have made good on that promise: 

“This amendment provides that no tax, fee or penalty imposed by this legislation shall be applied to any individual earning less than $200,000 per year or any couple earning less than $250,000 per year.”

It was voted down of course.  Middleclass Americans be warned:  you were fools if you actually believed you would be spared by these tax-and-Uncle Sam is going to be coming after your wallets big time.