Monday, February 27, 2012

Republicans want to raise your taxes!!! The focus group tested term? “Skin in the Game.”

Say it with me; Republicans want to raise your taxes!!! Republicans want to raise your taxes.

That would mean the majority of American’s will see their taxes go up dramatically if the Republicans “skin in the game” plan becomes policy.

They want to raise your taxes. Really. They're even telling us that we deserve a tax increase. 

The earned income tax credit is now being reframed as welfare, government money “handed out” to families who didn’t earn what they're getting back. Wisconsin Republicans said just that when they reduced the credit. 
The earned income tax credit is a refundable tax credit primarily for individuals and families who have low to moderate earned income … When the tax credit exceeds the amount of taxes owed, it results in a tax refund
It was a terrific idea way back in 1975, even for Ronald Reagan:
Enacted in 1975, the initially modest EIC has been expanded … the Reagan Tax Reform Act of 1986, and was further expanded in 1990, 1993, and 2001.
Here's a how Sly in the Morning, at WTDY 1670, framed the issue using the psycho rantings of conservative talker Vicki McKenna:

And it's not just McKenna either. Neil Cavuto and his fellow band of conservative thieves are working off the same script; they’re demanding that even the poor have some “skin in the game.”

Republicans want to raise your taxes, or “Skin in the game” = “Raise your taxes.”

If Cavuto is anything, he's crystal clear about the conservative attempt to repackage what we would normally call a tax increase. Is asking the poor for anything, even a dollar, really a serious suggestion. It's a policy based purely on envy and class warfare in the same class. 

So what’s the end game? If the poor pay something, what will they get in return? A tax increase for the wealthy? What does happen when the poor and middle class have skin in the game?

What changes?  

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