Permanent Tax Cuts for the Middle Class
Here’s an idea the Democrats can ride all the way to a November victory — making the Bush tax cuts permanent for every American who earns less than $200,000 a year.
The middle class — the backbone of this country — will be able to pay their bills and keep their homes. And they’ll have more money to spend, which will stimulate the economy. And best of all, this tax cut won’t have to be offset someplace else in the budget, because tax cuts pay for themselves. Remember, the Republicans said so.
Not only is this a great idea, but it’ll put the Republicans in a bind. As one Democratic aide put it:
“Republicans are going to have a real choice ahead of them. Are you for extending these tax cuts for middle-class families or are you against them because you want to protect tax cuts for the wealthiest 1% of Americans?”
I don’t even think Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity can shout their way out of this one.
In the meantime, Republican senators are still getting their rocks off. Even though unemployment benefits are a done deal now after yesterday’s vote, Republicans are delaying the final vote, so that those unemployed parasites can twist in the wind for a few more days. Republicans are doing this because they hate working-class people, but most of all, because they can.
Harry Reid said:
“Perhaps the overwhelming majority of Republicans think that since they've turned their backs on the unemployed for so many months, what's another few days? Perhaps they think that when unemployment goes up, their poll numbers do too.”
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