"What the Poor lack is a Richness of Spirit..." Stuart Varney, Faux NewsOne of the constant refrains of Right-Wingers is 49% or 51% or whatever number is convenient don't pay taxes! This is dropped on blog comments as the Ultimate Winner for Conservatives. It's a lie. But, it allows Republican bureaucrats to propose their Screw-The-Poor tax policies.
What's the Matter with Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and the Republican House have proposed a tax cut for the super Rich which would be covered by increasing taxes on the extremely poor. Half a million of the state’s poorest residents who earn less than $25,000 will wind up paying an average of $72 more per year to cover the budget shortfall caused by taxcuts for tge Rich
Either it really chaps the hides of Right-Wingers that some mother of 3 making $25,000 a year gets earned income credits lowering her taxable income to a few thousand. Or they are super jealous that disabled people are receiving SSI Disability pay from the Government! How dare they! Money for nothing! Those disabled people are using that SSI money to stay at a Motel 6. The height of luxury!
Surprise! The 3 Republican Candidates Santorum the Creep, Mitt the Vulture and Newtradamus the Hypocrite have all proposed tax plans which raise taxes on the poor and the middle class while cutting taxes for the Rich.
Mitt Romney's proposed tax plan favors the wealthiest Americans the top one percent of earners would see their average tax rate fall by nearly $150,000 per year, and the top 0.1 percent would see a reduction of more than $725,000. That's nearly a million more per year Mitt could off-shore! Meanwhile, Mitt's plan raises taxes on the bottom 20 percent of Americans who would see their average federal taxes increase $149, or 1.3 percent.
It's sickening the thought process of Republicans and it's incredible the power they exert over conservatives getting them to continually vote over and over for a group of pampered bureaucrats who use their elected office to beat down those same voters who just elected them. Conservatives are the battered and abused spouses of the Republican Party.