One of you will end up here next!
the bottom 20% pay negative federal rates on average meaning they get more than they pay
but no matter how you term it, the rich pay far more dollars for each dollar in benefit received than any other group. Thus saying tax cuts are handouts is idiotic
Yes, the organization that ceased to exist two years prior to the election stole it.
Makes perfect sense...
"Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough."
The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived...
It doesn't say anything about how much or how little income can be taxed or at what rates. Whatever Congress decides you owe is what you owe. By law. Resistance is illegal and grossly unpatriotic, not to mention immoral enough that we plop your butt in jail for it. Market conditions (brought about by idiot Republicans) currently demand that there be a price increase for public goods and services. Who are right-wingers to argue with the market?
That's why your guy didn't win.
When billionaires and millionaires are throwing pity parties for themselves while people make $50,000 or so a year are paying higher effective tax rates, you expect the people making normal salaries to vote for the guys the billionaires tell us to vote for?
I'm a capitalist, all right? I love the free market. I love my job. But to protect capitalism, you have to adjust for some of the inherent unfairness in it. If you leave it to its bare dog-eat-dog basics, there will come a time when the starving dogs will pile on the fat ones and begin eating. The fat dogs have to throw a bone to the hungry ones to keep them sated.
That's how we got such a huge middle class. The capitalists used to pay good wages to their workers. Good enough that a family could make it on one salary. Now, they hoard the wealth, drive wages down, and try to keep it all for themselves. If it keeps up, things can, will, and should get ugly.
I'd prefer it not. I'd prefer a decent safety net and good wages for working people instead of 90% of annual growth going to 1% of the population, while that same population whines about how awful their taxes are.
The reason your guy didn't win and your party lost seats is because they are viewed by a majority of Americans as doing anything they can to get tax breaks for the Koch Bros, et. al. and not giving a **** about the middle class - whose wages have stagnated for years.
If you'd like to discuss, in detail, jobs creation bills, I'm glad to do so in that thread, but as for this thread - I'm merely trying to point out why people don't like the Republican Party very much right now and why your side lost seats in the House (despite being able to gerrymander more than half of the states), lost seats in the Senate (despite EVERYONE thinking you were going to gain), and lost the White House.
Calling everyone who makes less than six digits "envious teat-sucklers" isn't going to win you very many votes. And openly campaigning for tax cuts for billionaires when you claim to be for reducing the deficit isn't either.