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Tax cuts for the middle class? Its time to disrupt this false narrative!

When is a tax cut not a tax cut?

Enough is enough. While listening to the news this morning (Fox News, no less) Peter Doocy is discussing which Senators will be supporting the middle class tax cut proposed by the president. Excuse me, did I miss something? The only Obama proposal I heard called for congress to increase tax rates. In some twisted liberal logic, proposing to raise the tax rate on the most productive Americans equals cutting the tax rate on the rest. Let’s be clear, no one and I mean NO ONE is proposing to reduce the current tax rate for anyone! The current proposals are to;

1. Increase the tax rates on all income brackets.

2. Increase the tax rate on individuals making over $200,000 or joint filers earning over $250,000 annually.

3. Extend the current tax rates otherwise known as the status quo or neither a tax cut nor a tax increase.

So to be clear, no one is proposing a “Tax Cut”, the current debate is over whether or not we should increase the current tax rate and if so, should we increase taxes on all taxpayers or just the most productive.

Now that we understand the truth, it is also important to understand how we arrived at a point when tax increases can be portrayed as tax cuts. Back in 2001 when the current tax rates were proposed by President Bush, the Democrats along with John McCain insisted on a compromise. They added a sunset provision which called for the tax rates to revert to the previous levels (a tax increase) after 10 years. In a failed effort to win favor with voters in 2010, Obama and the Democrats agreed to extend the rates for 2 years which brings us to the current debate.

The current tax law is set to expire on January 1, 2013 at which time the rates will revert to the higher rates from 2000. The long-term planning of the Democrat party has enabled them to twist a proposed tax increase into an election year proposal to cut taxes for the middle class, a narrative that is now echoed on network and cable news.

UPDATE: Congressman Ryan schools Obama defender Norah O’Donnell on this very topic.

 
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Posted by on July 15, 2012 in politics

 

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Americans for Prosperity hitting the road to rally Virginians to “Tell Tim Kaine His Policies Hurt Virginia!”

Next Week, Virginians will have an opportunity to send former part-time Governor Tim Kaine a message!

Americans for Prosperity will be rallying with fellow Virginia patriots to tell Tim Kaine that his policies do nothing to create jobs, end wasteful spending or reduce the size of government. Americans for Prosperity, a grassroots organization of citizen leaders working together to protect and advance the individual right to economic freedom, is launching “Real Facts.  Real Solutions: Tell Tim Kaine His Policies Hurt Virginia!” bus tour.

AFP President Tim Phillips, AFP VP Tracy Henke, Dick Morris, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, Kate Obenshain, Tony Katz and other local patriots are setting out next week, June 27th-30th, to rally with fellow patriots to tell Tim Kaine that his policies do nothing to create jobs, end wasteful spending or reduce the size of government. former Governor Tim Kaine’s policies hurt Virginia’s families, saddling the state with debt and proposing higher taxes.

AFP state director Audrey Jackson reminds us that;

Kaine supported government-run health care, and he supported a billion dollars in tax increases. When Governor in 2005 he inherited a $1.2 billion surplus, yet he left Virginians with a $4.2 billion budget shortfall when he left office.  In addition, he increased Virginia’s debt by nearly 50% and he continues to stand by President Obama’s failed policies. Virginia can’t afford more of these disastrous policies. Join us in telling Tim Kaine that his policies hurt Virginia!

The following are a list of locations for each of our rallies:

June 27:

Fairfax Rally 6:30pm Exit Advantage Realty, (11130 Fairfax Boulevard, Fairfax, VA)(intersection of 50 & 7)

Speakers:

Audrey Jackson, AFP-VA State Director

Tracy Henke, AFP Executive Vice President

Julie Williams, AFP Activist and Tea Party Member

Tony Katz, Host of the Tony Katz Show, contributor to Breitbart.com, Daily Caller and TownHall.com

June 28:

Roanoke Rally 9:30am Roanoke Civic Center Parking Lot (parking lot A), (710 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA)

Speakers:

Jackson, AFP-VA State Director

Gregory Honeycutt, Roanoke Tea Party chair Tracy Henke, AFP Executive Vice President

Tony Katz, Host of the Tony Katz Show, contributor to Breitbart.comDaily Caller andTownHall.com

Ken Cuccinelli (T), Attorney General of Virginia

Lynchburg Rally  12:30pm Wyndhurst Park (117 Tradewynd Drive, Lynchburg, VA)

Speakers:

Jackson, AFP-VA State Director

George Caylor, AFP Activist

Tracy Henke, AFP Executive Vice President

Tony Katz, Host of the Tony Katz Show, contributor to Breitbart.comDaily Caller andTownHall.com

Click here to RSVP: bestforvirginialynchburg.eventbrite.com

Harrisonburg Rally 5:30pm at Courthouse Square (Main Street)

Speakers:

Jackson, AFP-VA State Director

Donna Moser, Rockingham County Tea Party Chair

Tracy Henke, AFP Executive Vice President

Tony Katz, Host of the Tony Katz Show, contributor to Breitbart.comDaily Caller andTownHall.com

June 29:

VA Beach Rally 9:30am ( 505 South Independence Boulevard, Suite 201, Virginia Beach, VA)

Speakers:

Audrey Jackson, AFP-VA State Director

Tim Phillips, AFP President

Waverly Woods, Hampton Roads Tea Party Chair

Tony Katz, Host of the Tony Katz Show and contributor to Breitbart.comDaily Caller andTownHall.com

Kate Obenshain,  President of Young Americas Foundation and Fox News Contributor

Richmond Rally at 1:00pm Poe’s Pub, (2706 E Main Street, Richmond, VA)

Speakers:

Audrey Jackson, AFP-VA State Director

Tim Phillips, AFP President

Gary Baugh, Mechanicsville Tea Party Chair

Tony Katz, Host of the Tony Katz Show and contributor to Breitbart.comDaily Caller andTownHall.com

Kate Obenshain,  President of Young Americas Foundation and Fox News Contributor

***Note: Parking is located on Main St, Pear St. 25th & 26th streets.

Prince William County Rally  6:30pm  L&B Pizzeria (5401 Mapledale Place, Woodbridge, VA)

Speakers:

Audrey Jackson, AFP-VA State Director

Tim Phillips, AFP President

Tito Munoz, AFP Activist and Businessman

Tony Katz, Host of the Tony Katz Show and contributor to Breitbart.comDaily Caller andTownHall.com

Kate Obenshain,  President of Young Americas Foundation and Fox News Contributor

Dick Morris, Writer and Fox News Contributor

Click here to RSVP:bestforvirginiawoodbridge.eventbrite.com

June 30:

Loudoun 10:00am  Hampton Inn (22700 Holiday Park Drive, Sterling, VA)

Speakers:

Audrey Jackson, AFP-VA State Director

Tim Phillips, AFP President

John Jaggers, Loudoun County Tea Party Chair

Tony Katz, Host of the Tony Katz Show and contributor to Breitbart.comDaily Caller andTownHall.com

Kate Obenshain,  President of Young Americas Foundation and Fox News Contributor

Dick Morris, Writer and Fox News Contributor

 

Click here to RSVP:bestforvirginiafairfax.eventbrite.com

 
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Posted by on June 22, 2012 in politics, Tim Kaine

 

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