By Juliegrace Brufke
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton wavered on her pledge not to raise taxes on anyone making less than $250,000 a year during an appearance on “This Week With George Stephanopoulos” Sunday.
When asked if her claims are “rock solid read-my-lips promise,” the former secretary of state tells the host it’s a goal not to increase taxes, but doesn’t say it’s out of the realm of possibility.
“Well, it certainly is my goal. And I’ve laid it out in this campaign. And it’s something that President Obama promised,” she says. “It’s something my husband certainly tried to achieve. Because I want Americans to know that I get it.”
Clinton’s critics are accusing the former first lady of using the the pledge as a a way to raise poll numbers, but don’t think she plans on keeping her word.
“She’s up front saying ‘I’m going to lie my way into office,’” says Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, in a statement. “Hillary just told us that her pledge is really just a tactic to try and win the election, not a principle with which to govern.”
The 2016 hopeful is quoted boasting that she is the only Democratic candidate who is willing to promise not to raise taxes on the middle class at numerous campaign stops since November.
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