47% of Americans Pay No Income Taxes!
It figures. The Rightwing Hate Machine had to come up with something to compete with the 99 Percent Movement. So they invented the so-lame-it’s-funny 53% Movement. This “movement” is based, of course, on Fox News’ and talk radio’s current shouting point: that 47% of Americans pay no income taxes.
THIS is the cause of our budget deficit. The recession is THEIR fault! Make those leeches pay up!
Who ARE the 47 percenters, these parasites who pay no income taxes?
It turns out — DUH, rightwads always need to have the obvious spelled out for them — most of these “freeloaders” are families whose income is below the poverty line. That’s no excuse! Squeeze some more blood out of that turnip.
Talk radio spewbags and their inbred audiences have conveniently “forgotten” that their swashbuckling hero, Ronald Reagan, made this possible. He signed into law the Earned Income Tax Credit, describing it as “the best anti-poverty, the best pro-family, the best job creation measure to come out of Congress.”
How sad is that, when Ronald Reagan is the liberal compared to the current crop of teatards. Reagan’s quote contained the phrases “pro-family” and “job creation.” Isn’t that exactly what Republicans have been blubbering about ad nauseam? Oh, that was last week.
What ever happened to the Republicans’ previous mantra of “you can’t raise taxes during a recession!”? I guess that only applies to the wealthiest 1%. Our economy desperately needs these people’s secret offshore bank accounts and their shuttered factories that keep getting moved overseas.
On the other hand, the poorest 47% actually ARE stimulating the economy, since they’re spending everything they have on necessities. If more money is squeezed out of them, they’ll spend less, and local businesses will suffer. But alas, these 47 percenters can’t afford to make huge campaign contributions, so what good are they? Tax those peons! Squeeze harder! More blood!