Republicans: fix the economy by taxing the poor

That’s their new idea.  They’re not going to tax the wealthy, they’re going to tax the people too fucking poor to have owed the IRS.

On Sunday, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Huntsman found himself in a virtual love-in with Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann over, of all things, taxes. The paper asked Huntsman if “the half of American households no longer paying income tax—mainly working poor families and seniors—should be brought onto the income tax rolls.”

Where is Robin Hood when you need him?

Added Michelle Bachmann…

“We need to broaden the base so that everybody pays something, even if it’s a dollar. Everyone should pay something, because we all benefit.”

David Weigel hits sums it up beautifully.

Conservatives have an argument: You can’t, and shouldn’t, balance the budget and pay for entitlements by continually raising taxes on the rich. Doing so, they say, is “class warfare.” At the same time, however, they must contend with persistent support for the welfare state. So conservatives are betting that regular Americans are losing track of how much it costs to give them what they want.

Seriously, if you’re not wealthy the Republican party hates you.  Stop voting for them just because they shit Jesus in public.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.


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