In the blathering going on about the upcoming expiration of the “Bush Tax Cuts For the Rich” we are getting a very rare small light of truth from the Democrats.
For a decade now, every time the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts were brought up in the media they were given the above mentioned title. However, during their present crying and wailing session about their expiration their main complaint is that it will cause the taxes of the middle class to go up, with the figure $2200 mentioned quite frequently.
So, are they now admitting that they have been lying for the past decade and the “Tax Cuts for the Rich” weren’t? Yes, they are. They just hope no one notices.
With the so-called fiscal cliff approaching, politicians are virtually unanimous that the expiration of the Bush-era tax law presents a clear and present danger to the middle class. According to the White House, the typical middle class family’s taxes would jump by $2,200 per year. The president recently took this message directly to the people: “Tell members of Congress what a $2,000 tax hike would mean to you. Call your members of Congress, write them an email, post it on their Facebook walls. You can tweet it using the hashtag ‘My2K.’”
Curiously, however, hardly anyone has noticed that today’s sentiment is a flip-flop for just about any Democrat who has run for any political office any time in the past decade — from the presidency on down. Why? First, consider the Left’s decade-long mantra deriding the Bush tax policies as “tax cuts for the rich,” then ask a simple question: how could the expiration of “tax cuts for the rich” hurt anyone but the rich?
In other words, if the Bush cuts actually were just “tax cuts for the rich,” then their expiration couldn’t hurt the middle class. On the other hand, if their expiration would hurt the middle class, then characterizing them as “tax cuts for the rich” was a false message all along.
One of my Senators, Patty “Osama bin laden builds daycare centers” Murray, voted multiple times against those tax cuts. I have been reminding her and her staffers of that. Rather frequently. For my own entertainment, of course.
You should look and see if your Reps and Senators were around at that time and see if they need their memories jogged as to how they felt about lowering taxes on the middle class back then.
You may learn a new insult and/or cuss word or two.