So those of you that voted for President Obama really thought you were safe from higher taxes, didn't you? After all, you weren't in the top 5% of the evil wealthy in this country--that will be paying for all these new entitlements. You were also promised a tax break if you made under 250K per year. Remember all those campaign promises? Well--the hope & change has just turned into shock & UH! There is a proposal that is sure to pass, since democrats are a majority in all houses, to cap your mortgage interest deduction at 28%. Currently, if you are a homeowner you have been able to deduct 100% of your mortgage interest. This of course, results in a huge tax hike to the middle & lower income class. Jimmy Carter did the exact same thing during his term of the Great Recession--while of course campaigning on the premise that he didn't raise income taxes on the lower & middle class. Therefore, the campaign promises are kept--they just snuck in your back door & nailed you to the wall with higher taxes. Also, after listening to the news tonight--our newly elected President has no problem with signing his new budget into law with 410 BILLION in wasteful earmarks & pork barrel spending. His excuse--well these were in the budget last year & they didn't pass. To add to all of this--our electricity rates will be skyrocketing. President Obama's proposal to cap carbon emmissions in his war on global warming--that (he stated one year ago would be pushed onto the consumers causing prices to skyrocket). That's in the works now too. Notice what's NOT in the stimulus bill? There is NO money for nuclear power plants, & or money to drill for our own oil & natural gas. There is no longer any doubt in my mind. This administration is Jimmy Carter all over again. Barack Obama has no problem with raising taxes in the worst economy we have seen since Jimmy Carter. In fact, so far--they are a carbon copy of one another. All we need now--is mile long lines at the gas stations, & I swear I'll think I am back in the late 1970's.