Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Kick 'Em While They're Down
From the indispensable David Cay Johnston, "In 2009 almost 62 million workers, 41 percent of everyone who had a job that year, made less than $20,000. And 100.6 million workers, exactly two out of three people with jobs, made less than $40,000, the Medicare tax database shows. The Obama-GOP tax increase applied to everyone with a job that paid under $20,000 ($40,000 for married heterosexual couples). So while at least 90 percent of Americans are uninformed about this tax increase, you can now contribute to the factual basis of our national tax debate by pointing out to others that Obama and the GOP, along with a lot of congressional Democrats, enacted a bipartisan tax increase on the working poor in violation of their campaign pledges."