July 12, 2012
President Obama revealed his tax plan on Monday. It looks a lot like the tax plan he supported as candidate in 2008 and in the first 3+ years of his presidency. Obama wants to extend the “Bush tax cuts” for the middle class while letting the tax cuts for those making over $250,000 expire at the end of this year. Republicans respond with their usual nonsense. They say we can’t raise taxes on the “job creators” in a bad economy. I call this the first deception by Republicans when it comes to taxes. They count on ignorance to advance their agenda. Republicans hope Americans believe that jobs are created by giving tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires. Nevermind that fact that the Bush tax cuts have been in place for over a decade and we have nothing to show for it.