Thursday, October 29, 2009

Michael Steele Would Have Me Believe that Rolling Back the Bush Tax Cuts is an Assault on My Wallet

Leave it to Michael Steele to start your day off on a happy note…not.

This morning, I open my inbox to find another Liberal attack on my wallet.  Mr. Steele asks me “Since when is a tax hike not a tax hike? Apparently when Nancy Pelosi uses political doublespeak to mislead the American people.”  They then share this clip of Speaker Pelosi talking to Maria Bartiromo:

Ok, Pelosi’s answer is slippery.  I’ll concede that we’re seeing a politician giving an lousy political answer to a fair question.  Truth is, no politician ever wants to say they’re raising taxes.  And yes, letting the Bush tax cuts expire would essentially raise taxes…FOR 1% OF AMERICANS! 

Steele goes on to write, “They support confiscating more of your money through higher taxes to fund their reckless spending and debt….”  No, they’re not confiscating more of my money because I don’t make enough to be affected.  I’m willing to bet that you, fine reader, don’t either, because 1% of the population is a pretty small number.  If you do happen to be in that stratified air of wealth, then hooray for you.  Now, pony up.  You can afford it.

The Bush tax cuts will have cost this country $3.9 trillion.  Imagine what we could have done with that money.  That would have, at least, paid for health care and those precious wars that haven’t seemed to stabilize the region, or protect our interests, or give us cheaper gas.  Take out the wars, and this country would be in a lot better shape than it currently is.  But what really sets my hair on fire is that we’re talking about rolling the cuts back to when Clinton was in office, and frankly, you don’t hear people bitching about how awful their financial situation was in the 90s.

So, Michael Steele, take your outrage and stick it up your ass.  Rolling back those disastrous tax cuts may affect you, and your running crew, but it doesn’t affect me and my running crew, which, by the way, just so happens to be 99% of America.  Oh, and for those of you that want to argue in favor of the Bush tax cuts, or how great pool at the top…um…I mean…trickle down economics is, choke on this:

(The period) during the economic cycle that began in March 2001 and ended in December of 2007—which almost exactly coincides with the Bush presidency and the implementation of the Bush tax cuts…registered the weakest jobs and income growth in the post-war period. Overall monthly job growth was the worst of any cycle since at least February 1945, and household income growth was negative for the first cycle since tracking began in 1967. Women reversed employment gains of previous cycles. And for African Americans, the worst job growth on record was matched by an unprecedented increase in poverty.

Yes, please, roll back those tax cuts.  I assure you, this country will be just fine.

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