BECKEL: I get a surtax for people over $250,000 doesn't bother me. It should be bigger.
GUTFELD: You know what we really love, we love montages. Since we're talking about taxes, I think it serves to go back and see what President Obama had to say about healthcare and whether or not it was a tax.
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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: The last thing we should do is raise taxes on the middle class. You will not see your taxes increase one single dime.
You will not see your taxes increase a single dime. I repeat. Not one single dime.
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GUTFELD: K.G., is this his "read my lips" moment? Is this going to be the thing that haunts anymore in November?
GUILFOYLE: Look, there is so much tape of this, of him say, no new taxes. And this isn't going to increase your taxes -- which is a flat-out lie. Sorry, there's not a nicer way to say it. I could send him a Hallmark card and, hey, you got a loose relationship with the truth.
But this is going to be a big tax increase on the middle class.
BECKEL: I don't want to say anything about a lie directed to my friend Greg here. But he said this is about Obamacare. He was talking about rates -- income tax rates. He was not talking about Obamacare.
TANTAROS: But he has said when he's been asked by George Stephanopoulos if it's a tax. He said in numerous interviews Bob when asked if the mandate is a tax, that it's not.
BECKEL: It's not a tax.
GUILFOYLE: It is a tax.
BOLLING: Bob, there are 21 new taxes in this law, 21, $675 billion over the 10 years.
BECKEL: Well, you know, the idea of taxing people with income over $250,000 for more --
BOLLING: But they're new tax -- the point is --
GUILFOYLE: So, it is a tax.
BECKEL: So, I accept that, but tanning beds? I think that's important thing. We should not tax those.
GUTFELD: This is an attack on Snooki. Let's be frank about this. These tanning beds, when you tax them, you're taxing an American hero.
GUILFOYLE: And Bolling.
GUTFELD: Taxing an American hero. Every now and then you get something from the web, you get it from 10 to 15 people, because to everybody, it's sums up exactly how you feel. And it sums up the moment from yesterday about discovering that this is a tax.
Show this picture. This is -- and you can read the caption, it's not a tax.
I don't know where this came from. But I think I received it 40 times. And I think what this does, doesn't this speak, Bob, to the way people look at Obama? He pulled one over on America.
BECKEL: It's funny to me that I never heard this thing about taxes from any of you when we talk about Obamacare.
GUTFELD: He said it wasn't a tax.
BOLLING: You said it. Bob, the bill turned law is this high. It's 2,500 pages.
BECKEL: I know.
BOLLING: And Pelosi said, pass it first --
GUILFOYLE: And then we'll read it.
GUTFELD: I want to point out, this is not actually -- they're not really laughing about it. Just so I don't get angry letters.
TANTAROS: They are celebrating at the White House, I'm sure, Bob.
BECKEL: Of course, they should be celebrating. We are going to get people who are not insured insured.
TANTAROS: Bob, when you crunch the numbers, a lot this would disproportionately, you know, affect the middle class. A lot of upper class are just going to opt not the pay the tax. They're not going to get insured.
BECKEL: I mean, they're not going to get to silly yachts.
TANTAROS: I think a lot of people are going to say, what's the motivation for me to actually get a high insurance premium when I could just pay the tax?