Just as Mitt Romney loves stay-at-home moms…unless they are poor and dependent on Government assistance, it appears that Eric Cantor and Congress might revisit their “no increase in taxes” credo so that the 45% that he says doesn’t pay taxes can be taxed.
Despite their pledge to Grover Norquist to never again raise taxes, Republicans have decided that their promise only applies to the wealthy and corporations. During a breakfast event on Thursday, Eric Cantor suggested to ABC’s Jon Karl that Republicans intend to punish the poor and middle class even more by squeezing more income taxes out of them so they can pay for tax cuts for the wealthy.
CANTOR: We also know that over 45 percent of the people in this country don’t pay income taxes at all, and we have to question whether that’s fair. And should we broaden the base in a way that we can lower the rates for everybody that pays taxes.
KARL: Just wondering, what do you do about that? Are you saying we need to have a tax increase on the 45 percent who right now pay no federal income tax?
CANTOR: I’m saying that, just in a macro way of looking at it, you’ve got to discuss that issue. How do you deal with a shrinking pie and number of people and entities that support the operations of government, and how do you go about continuing to milk them more, if that’s what some want to do, but preserve their ability to provide the growth engine? I’ve never believed that you go raise taxes on those that have been successful that are paying in, taking away from them, so that you just hand out and give to someone else.
Here’s the video:
But what Eric Cantor wants to do is take from the poor and give hand outs to the richest. This is a reverse redistribution of wealth. Cantor is literally saying that Republicans will take more money from the poor and middle class so that the wealthy can have even more money to sit on. This IS what class warfare actually looks like. Food, health care, and gas prices are still rising while wages are falling.
The poor and the middle class are already facing deep cuts to virtually every domestic program that benefits them because of the Ryan Budget, and now Republicans intend to strip them of any money that they have left so that the wealthy can that extra lobster feast, that extra private jet and yacht, that extra mansion, etc… So while the Mitt Romney’s of the world get richer, the rest of us have to pay for their greed at the expense of feeding our children, taking care of our grandparents, paying our bills, getting an education, and just about anything else that money is actually important for. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again. Making sure the wealthy do not have to pay taxes on their huge mansions is more important to Republican lawmakers than feeding poor children. And they say abortion is cruel. Try starving to death.
- GOP readies to push business tax cut through House (foxnews.com)
- “Eric’s Zombie Lie”: Cantor Says It’s Time To Tax The Poor (mykeystrokes.com)
- Cantor Suggests Raising Taxes On The Poor: ‘You’ve Got To Discuss That Issue’ (thinkprogress.org)
- Cantor ‘Puzzled’ That Obama Would Threaten To Veto The Latest GOP Tax Cut For Millionaires (thinkprogress.org)
- Eric Cantor Touts Analysis Concluding That His Tax Giveaway Would Cost $1.1 Million Per Job (thinkprogress.org)
- Eric Cantor says it’s time to tax the poor (dailykos.com)
- Eric Cantor Avoids Answering Whether He Thinks There’s Anti-Semitism In House GOP (mediaite.com)
The top quotes in politics …
“The dog loved it.” — Ann Romney on putting their Irish setter in a crate on top of their car.
“Obama would never put a dog on top of a car. Dries out the meat.” — The Daily Caller’s Jim Treacher joking about Obama eating dog meat as a child.
“I’m sorry Mr. President, he’s not on the menu!” — Sen. John McCain tweeting that Obama can’t eat his son’s dog.
“I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth.” — President Barack Obama on his upbringing.
“I’m not sure about these cookies.” — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney sizing up some sweets.
“Why the f— am I not on MSNBC?!” — Then-Rep. Anthony Weiner freaking out back in the day, according to Robert Draper’s new book.
“I tell him, ‘Baby, my cash money.’” — A Colombian escort, quoted by the New York Times, in a dispute with a Secret Service agent.
“When u do God’s work so beautifully like I do the devils go berserk.” — Rocker Ted Nugent pontificating on Twitter.
This week, the President visited one of the Sunshine State’s largest ports, attended the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia, announced new steps to strengthen oversight of energy markets, welcomed champion NASCAR drivers and the Alabama Crimson Tide football team to the White House, and traveled to Ohio to speak with unemployed workers about the importance of job training program.