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Democrats and Taxes: Another Nail in their Coffins

December 3, 2010
Bobby Eberle

In much the same fashion as Nancy Pelosi pushed through the massively unpopular health care bill despite election losses in 2009, she is at it again, this time with a bill to raise taxes on those people who actually create jobs. The message of the November elections was clear: We need to cut spending, reduce the size of government, and return power to the people. On taxes, we certainly should not be raising the rates on anyone when unemployment is still near ten percent. That’s a certain job killer, but Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are pushing full steam ahead.

Despite calls to not raise taxes, Nancy Pelosi forced a vote on maintaining the current tax rates only for the so-called “middle class.” By a vote of 234-188, Democrats voted to raise taxes for families earning over $250,000 a year and individuals who earn over $200,000. Everyone knows that these taxpayers pay most of the taxes. They also do the hiring, and if Barack Obama is serious about creating jobs, then the last thing you want to do is raise taxes.

Some Democrats do get the message. As noted in The Hill, “twenty Democrats broke with their party and voted against the bill after 33 had defected in a previous test vote. Most of those who voted with Republicans on the first ballot were members of the centrist Blue Dog Coalition, and many lost their bids to be reelected last month.” The good news is that the bill will now move forward to the Senate, and Republicans have enough votes to filibuster the measure.

Congressional Republicans have a simple plan. Taxes are already too high. The economy is shaky at best. We should not be raising taxes on anyone. Period.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

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