Once again they are trying their best to keep the American worker, and their families, down by fighting the budget that President Obama is trying to get through Congress. I'm not saying that the plan Obama has is perfect, but at least with his plan the taxes of the mega-rich go up and those of the working class go down.
Yes, some taxes will go up, but not like the Rethuglicans would like us to believe. He wants to raise the taxes of those making in excess of $250,000 per year. This is personal income. The Rethugs want us all to believe that this would ruin all small business, but I don't think there are many 'small' businessmen who have an annual income of $250,000.
This is what I found that Sen. Judd Gregg through Capitol Hill Blue:
Republicans attack Obama's budget
Attacking President Barack Obama's grand spending plans, a GOP lawmaker who almost joined the Democrat's Cabinet said Saturday the U.S. must live within its means or risk its tradition of passing a more prosperous country from one generation to the next.
"We believe you create prosperity by having an affordable government that pursues its responsibilities without excessive costs, taxes or debt," Sen. Judd Gregg said in the Republican radio and Internet address.
So, Sen. Gregg, just where the hell were you the last eight years while Bush was running our country into debt after President Clinton left office with a surplus? All that money you voted on, and passed, for the War in Iraq was never figured into the Federal budget.Did you really think we wouldn't have to pay for it eventually?
Gregg, who accepted the job as commerce secretary but then withdrew his nomination because of "irresolvable conflicts" with Obama's policies, has become one of the toughest critics of Obama's handling of the economy.
The "irresolvable conflicts" mentioned here were a difference in who should be counted in the next census. Obama wanted everyone counted, and Gregg said the homeless shouldn't be counted. I guess Gregg figures homeless people don't count as part of the population. There are a lot of working people who are homeless. This is another strike by the Rethuglicans against the American worker.
In seeking to make the GOP case, Gregg said:
_"It is the individual American who creates prosperity and good jobs, not the government."
_"We believe that you create energy independence not by sticking Americans with a brand new national sales tax on everyone's electric bill, but by expanding the production of American energy ... while also conserving more."
_"We also believe you improve everyone's health care not by nationalizing the health care system and putting the government between you and your doctor, but by assuring that every American has access to quality health insurance and choices in health care."
The Rethuglicans say they have a better plan. Go take a look at what their plan is really going to do to the American worker, both the middle class and the working poor. The good folks at Citizen’s for Tax Justice crunched the numbers (PDF) (Click the link to read their report). They conclude that a quarter of all households, most of them poor, would pay more taxes under the GOP plan, while the richest one percent would pay $100,000 less.Of the lowest 20% of wage earners 52.4% would see their taxes go up.
Of the next 20% of wage earners 32.3% would see their taxes go up.
Of the middle 20% of wage earners 20.3% would see their taxes go up.
Of the top 1% of those who make $1,467,200 per year 0.7% would see their taxes go up. That's 7/10ths of 1 percent. That means that 98.3% of those people would pay LESS in taxes. Once again we have Reaganomics, another failed conservatard policy that taxes the poor to pay for tax breaks for the rich, being brought back by the same people who brought us the economic disaster we have now.
But yet these Rethuglican assholes say they are looking out for the American worker. To that I say BULLSHIT! they are looking out for the rich who supply them with the money to run campaigns so they can keep their cushy jobs in Congress and get more tax cuts for their rich friends, again paid for by the poor.
Any working stiff in this country who believes that the Rethuglicans are looking out for them need to have their heads examined.THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT YOU PEOPLE!