It only took poli-class media a year to tell Americans what The US Report claimed all along—those ‘Bush Tax Cuts’ (allegedly) ‘for the wealthy’ did indeed, the Associated Press now confirms, lower “marginal income tax rates at every level.”
And despite the fact President Barack Obama and fellow Democrats have repeatedly and obsessively implied those tax cuts were only “for the wealthy,” Obama now accuses Republicans of holding middle-class tax relief “hostage.”
Someone should tell the president he really can’t have it both ways even if he is the president. How can Republicans hold something hostage if the tax breaks didn’t benefit the middle class in the first place, according to his political fact narrative? If you’re waiting for poli-class media to ask that question, get yourself a comfy chair. Apparently today’s reporters aren’t bright enough to ask hard questions, at least not of Democrats.
The AP also cited a poll conducted with GfK. Only 39 percent don’t want tax breaks for the wealthy.
That’s a greedy 39 percent, by the way. The government has no moral right to any more tax increases. Leaders should admit a moral imperative to reduce spending and establish full accountability. We have no moral right to someone else’s wealth. I’m not wealthy, by the way, so I have no vested interest in making that statement.
The government also needs transparency. In 2008 I pointed out a criticism The Tax Foundation directed at the central government—““While tax distributions are widely available, no federal agency currently produces a comprehensive distributional analysis of spending.”
If you’re a small business owner reading this column, do yourself a favor.
Next time someone applies for a job and even though you’d like to, you can’t hire the person, tell them the truth. Federal policy on healthcare and taxes is breaking your bank. Tell them they can thank Democrats in control of the government for your not being able to hire them.
Poli-class media have consistently misrepresented the tax cuts President George W. Bush delivered to the American people, all of us. That reduction came on the heels of a whopper of a tax increase President Bill Clinton levied on all of us. At the moment, Democrats are pushing class warfare by establishing the political fact it’s okay to enact a tax increase on the wealthy, and even more outrageous is the fact Obama and his colleagues consider a person making $200,000 wealthy.
The AP poll found that 43 percent of us want to continue the tax cuts for all. That’s the sector of America that still has common sense and has not yielded to the greed and looting those in charge of our government are promoting at present. (Commentary by Kay B. Day/Sept. 17, 2010)