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)