Republicans to Run on Platform of Tax Cuts for Rich, Say Republicans


Now, clearly, we are a very dim, confused country, because a chunk of us are outraged that tanning and rich households are being lightly taxed (historically speaking, very lightly!) to subsidize health care for people who cannot afford it. But are we this stupid? “Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) appeared on CNN, explaining how the GOP will run against the health care bill this year. ‘Repeal and replace will be the slogan for the fall,’ said McConnell, explaining that the party will run against the new taxes and cuts to Medicare Advantage.” That’s the plan! They’re going to boot those Democrats out of office by appealing to the common man, who is for some reason under the impression that he is being taxed even if his household doesn’t make a quarter million dollars a year. How hard is it to understand this stuff, even for the conspiracy-minded? “On average, the annual tax bill for households making more than $1 million a year will rise by $46,000 in 2013… The benefits, meanwhile, flow mostly to households making less than four times the poverty level — $88,200 for a family of four people.” The best part? “By Tuesday evening, the Republican National Committee had raised more than $1.1 million through its ‘Fire Nancy Pelosi’ fundraising drive.” Ha, well, if you’re rich enough to donate to that, then you’re basically getting DOUBLE-TAXED, because the feds will take your money to give health insurance to us poors while you’re doling it out to the RNC.