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The tea party hypocrisy revealed – they want to expand taxes for the middle class and working poor and give it to the rich

By now I’m sure you’ve noticed the patten in the tea party’s deceit about taxes.  They really only want low taxes for the richest 1% of Americans and want to expand tax loopholes so that the most profitable corporations can continue to avoid paying taxes (while moving jobs overseas).  But they are for more taxes for the middle class and the working poor.

Back in December 2010 when the Bush tax cuts were scheduled to expire, and long after the President and the Democrats had already agreed to extend the tax cuts for the middle class, the tea party held all of us hostage – even eager to let the middle class tax cuts expire – just to make sure that the richest 1% and the biggest corporations got to avoid taxes.

During the debt ceiling fiasco, again the tea party held the country hostage – even turning down trillions of dollars in spending cuts offered by the President and the Democrats – again all to ensure that the richest 1% and the most profitable corporations can avoid paying taxes or pay less taxes than the middle class on most of their income.

Both of those tea party choices increased the debt and hurt the vast majority of middle class Americans while rewarding corporations for sending jobs overseas.

And now that the President has proposed ways to help grow jobs while also giving tax cuts to the middle class and to small and medium sized businesses who hire workers, guess what the tea party is already saying.  Yep.  The same old story.  No one gets a tax break unless the richest 1% get even more tax breaks.  No small and medium sized businesses (who are the real job creators) get tax breaks unless the most profitable corporations get additional tax loopholes that allow them to hide even more of their massive incomes from taxation (while they ship jobs overseas).

The tea party has called for the poor to pay more taxes, all so the rich can pay even less taxes.

The tea party is against payroll tax breaks that would help the vast majority of working Americans.  Why?  Because the rich don’t pay much in payroll taxes, so the richest 1% wouldn’t benefit.  The tea party wants the middle class and most Americans to finance tax cuts for the richest 1%.

The story is the same every single time.  The tea party is only interested in cutting spending that help the middle class while they fight for spending that helps the big corporations.  The tea party is only interested in reducing taxes for the richest 1% and for the most profitable corporations while they fight to have the poor pay more taxes and against payroll tax relief that disproportionately burdens the working class.

And it is what the Koch brothers want – the tea party working to expand their wealth and the wealth of all their billionaire friends.  All by taking money from the middle class and working poor.

September 13, 2011 Posted by | Tea Party | , | 2 Comments