Friday, July 08, 2011

Down the Hatch

By Zandar Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch is either dense or just mean or both.

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is going after Sen. Orrin Hatch for saying that the poor need to "share some of the responsibility" for shrinking the debt.

"The top 10 percent are paying 70 percent of all income taxes. The top 50 percent pay something like 98 percent of all income taxes. Fifty-one percent don't pay anything," Hatch said.

"Democrats say they [the 51 percent] pay payroll taxes. Well, everybody does that because that's Social Security. They pay about one-third of what they're going to take out over the years in Social Security," Hatch said. "Obamacare -- a family of four earning over $80,000 a year -- gets subsidies. Think about that. That's what we call the poor?"

Well, plus that 51 percent pay sales tax and gas tax too.  But think about it, Hatch complaint is that the millionaire needs a tax break, but the family of 4 where the breadwinner is earning $8 bucks an hour and can barely feed their kids needs to be paying more in taxes?  Really?  What percent of their income is the person making $15,000 a year spending on sales taxes for food, clothing, and essentials?  What about housing?  Could the person bringing in seven figures possibly be able to afford a bit more in taxation?

Republicans will do anything to preserve tax breaks for the people who own them and donate to them, and anything to hurt those of us at the bottom of the ladder instead.  America's most precious resource is rich political donors, you know.

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