The GOP Wants to Raise Your Taxes

Seriously. Please forward this Harold Meyerson column to any wingnuts you know.

America’s presumably anti-tax party wants to raise your taxes. Come January, the Republicans plan to raise the taxes of anyone who earns $50,000 a year by $1,000, and anyone who makes $100,000 by $2,000.

Their tax hike doesn’t apply to income from investments. It doesn’t apply to any wage income in excess of $106,800 a year. It’s the payroll tax that they want to raise — to 6.2 percent from 4.2 percent of your paycheck, a level established for one year in December’s budget deal at Democrats’ insistence.

In other words, this is a tax taken out of every paycheck, but which most of the very wealthy who live on investments won’t pay at all. Republicans scream bloody murder over letting the Bush tax cuts for the rich expire, and call it a “tax increase.” But they want to allow a modest tax break for working people expire, and to them that’s not a “tax increase.”

Just be sure your wingnut friends know this.

2 thoughts on “The GOP Wants to Raise Your Taxes

  1. This just proves to me that they will do absolutely anything, ANYTHING, A-N-Y-T-H-I-N-G!, to make the economy worse.

    How they think raising taxes on the middle class is a winning argument is beyond me.

    But I’m sure that Luntz and the Think Tanks will find a way.
    -Then Drudge will be given it.
    -The Right-wing bloggers will support it, and the commenters will tell everyone how Liberals suck, and need to die or be killed if they oppose this! And die or be killed even if they do support it! JUST DIE!!!
    -Rush and the RW radio yappers will bellow it, loud and proud.
    -FOX News will spin and spin.
    -The RW Pundits will chime in.
    Then the RW Wurlitzer will echo and re-echo the message.

    And in 2013, we’ll have President Perry, with VP Rubio by his side, proudly announcing that the new Republican House and Senate have just passed the largest Middle Class TAX INCREASES IN HISTORY!, and that he’ll sign them, to the “HUZZAH’S!” of the morons in the middle class who voted for them.

    TAKE THAT!!!
    THAT’LL TEACH THEM LIBERALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Fucking imbecile voters…

  2. Any working person who votes Republican (and there are a lot of them) is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders. This little move is such a gift to any Democrat capable of packaging it into a simple sound bite. Any working person who doesn’t get the classical, centuries old war between Labor and Capital needs to read this.

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