May 23, 2010

Stop saying we have high taxes

Yet another damn Republican spouted the same bullshit that every Republican repeats as if it is gospel. This time, the winner was in Hawaii, where a Republican finally won a special election, though clearly because of a split Democratic ticket. Fine. I don't really mind that. It happens. But when he won, he had this to say:
“We have told them that we will not stand idly by as our great nation is overburdened by too much taxes, too much debt and too much wasteful spending.”
We can argue the wasteful spending, and we can certainly agree on the debt, but the "too much taxes" is not only grammatically awkward, but factually incorrect. And I am tired of people just lying about it. Our federal taxes are lower than they have been since the 1950s. We are not overtaxed. Sorry. Stop saying that.

1 comment:

leighton said...

It is consistent (though still appalling) when you look at the fact that Republican policy tends to view high-asset corporation-Americans as the only persons worthy of representation. But yeah, individual taxes are low, and nearly all of them are decreasing.