Robert Gibbs Says President Obama is NOT "Proposing" a Value-Added Tax, "Nor is it Being Considered" - Video 4/19/10
Here is video of White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs saying President Obama is not considering a "Value-Added Tax." Gibbs was asked if it was under consideration "at any level" in the administration, and Gibbs repeated twice that the President has "not proposed" such a tax, nor is it being considered.
This denial, of course, means very little. Obama has appointed a "bi-partisan" debt commission that will report to him after the Midterm elections on what needs to be done to deal with our massive debt. It is likely that group will be the vehicle to propose such a Value-Added Tax, which will give Obama cover to then support it "for the good of the country."