The Republican position of holding the line on rising taxes is untenable.
Yes, we know that both sides of this “debate” are lying about their motives and about ever single point of fact that might be relevant. So it’s not like it matters. But there are a few things that no one else is saying. So I will.
1. The taxes, they are going up. And it is not a choice among who will get hid hardest. Everyone is going to pay the piper. All those old people who depend on their savings are going to get taken to the cleaners in inflation (tax on savings). Everyone with a job is going to pay more income and labor taxes. Businesses are going to pay more health care costs directly attributable to government policy (TAX). Everyone with retirement savings is going to see their live savings inflated away. Oh sure, the balance sheets will see record high returns, but unaccountably they won’t be able to pay their bills with that money. It won’t be enough after inflation.
2. The Republican argument about shielding the top 1-2% is just pointless. For one thing, over half of those 1-2% VOTED FOR OBAMA. So FUCK THEM!
3. The only fair way to raise taxes is to out democrat the democrats. Double the effective income taxes on the wealthiest Americans, giving credit to Obama all the way. Then limit it to just those people who voted Democrat in the last election.
4. The middle class (defined as everyone with a job who actually needs a job to pay their bills) is going to get screwed. They always get screwed. They always will get screwed. Eventually, they will rise up and cast off their chains and throw down their oppressors. Then they will immediately vote in the same knuckleheads to start oppressing them all over again.