Friday, October 14, 2011

The Republican Plan to raise taxes on the middle class

A little required reading for people who want the American middle class to remain robust:
You can almost always count on Republican presidential candidates to be united in their opposition to more taxes for the rich. But this time around, the 2012 field is standing lockstep behind a less traditional idea: the middle class pays too little in taxes.

Thanks to a strange convergence of conservative ideological trends since President Obama’s election, Republicans now are expected to protest the entire bottom half of taxpayers’ contributions as too stingy even while they proclaim Americans are “Taxed Enough Already.” And they’ve yet to figure out a policy that will satisfy both complaints at once.
If the Republican Party takes control of the government of this nation, they will raise taxes on the poor, the working class, and the middle class. Read more at TPM.

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