Thursday, January 3, 2013

Mississippi Dems: GOP votes to tax middle class

The Mississippi Democratic Party issued this press release yesterday:

Nunnelee, Harper, Palazzo Vote Against Mississippi's Middle Class Families

Republican U.S. House Delegation: Tax the Middle Class to Protect the Millionaires

The Mississippi Democratic Party issued the following statement today in response to the votes cast by Republican congressmen Nunnelee, Harper and Palazzo that would have imposed major tax increases upon Mississippi’s middle class families.

Chairman Rickey Cole said, "With last night’s ‘fiscal cliff’ vote, Congressmen Nunnelee, Harper and Palazzo have once again shown that they don't represent Mississippi’s middle class families, but they are eager to protect millionaires from having to pay their fair share.”

Cole added, “Our Republican congressmen seem to have no problem asking working people to pay a higher tax rate as long as they can protect, at all costs, their millionaire buddies. These gentlemen should spare us their hollow promises of being against tax increases when they obviously have no problem kicking Mississippi's middle class in the teeth. This tax increasing trio should be ashamed of themselves, but clearly they have no shame."


Anonymous said...

Give Cole some credit. He knows his fellow Donkeycrats are dumb enough to believe his bullshit. He's only playing to an ignorant audience.

Anonymous said...

If you want a bigger government, everybody has to have some skin in the game. That's why health insurance has copays. Even if they don't need the $50, the user has to have some disincentive to overuse.

When you only tax the rich, there is no disincentive against everyone else voting themselves endless benefits from the public fisc.

Well, I suppose there's the eventual, mathematically inevitable collapse. But we're talking about Democrats here, so the penalty has to be a little more Pavlovian.

Darryl Hamilton said...

Given our government's apparent inability to maintain some semblance of fiscal responsibility, I am increasingly frustrated that because I happen to have a good income I am expected to pay even more, while others who receive this governmental largesse pay at the continued, lower rates.

I highly doubt Mr. Cole is savvy enough to understand that with the intricacies of the "cliff" that we have sidled up against, out of pocket expenses for everyone is going to go up, largely thanks to the "affordable" care act and insurance co-pays, etc.

Anonymous said...

Wonder what Mr. Cole considers the "fair share" of a millionnaire to be??? Actually, I wonder how he would define "fair". Obviously, not the way any rational, thinking person would define it.

Anonymous said...

Well, at least Cole is saying something for his side around Mississippi. As for the other side, the one that holds both US Senate seats and 3 out of the 4 House seats, they voted schizo to say the least, Thad and Wicker voting one way, the 3 MS House members of the same party voting the other way. How do y'all so called strong Republican conservatives around here 'splain that? Maybe only reason the 3 House members voted that way was for fear of being primaried from the right, maybe?

Bill Dees said...

@ 4:47. Exactly! Republicans can't or won't govern. If not for the Democrats in the Senate, income taxes would have gone up on everyone January 1.

Anonymous said...

I have been in favor of a flat tax for many decades. That said, this five minutes the middle class is disappearing and to recover economically, we must turn that around.
A strong middle class is key to a good economy. It always has been the case and always will be the case.
If a society turns their working middle class into " have nots" through economic greed of the upper classes, the former middle class will be the people who lead the poor to the Bastille or the Czar's palace. You may end up with a better system if benevolent leadership replaces the old or you may end up with a gullotine, an Ayatollah or Stalin.

Anonymous said...

10:13 Name one country that has taxed its way into prosperity.

bill said...

Typical Democrat lies. Republicans have made it clear that they'd like to lower taxes to stimulate the economy. We're just not very good at deflecting the blame for the Democrats' mistakes.

meople said...

F*** the feds. And F*** the state governments that follow the feds lead.

Anonymous said...

Really?! meople? Do you think that comment is wise?

Anonymous said...

my gawd ya'll! democrats really are stupid!

meople said...

I will be enforcing the 28th ammendment throghout this year. My new years resolution is to get the government to understand that they are not entitled to anything that the citizens of this country are not entitled to and nor are the people subject to any shotty laws that the government passes that doesnt apply to them. i know we have senators, congressmen, judges and entertainers who read this blog. The 28th ammandment is the only leg we stand on to reverse this sh**. SUCK IT 10:45 PM

meople said...

does anybody know a good lawyer willing to fight "the good fight" against the crapsticks who make such laws knowing it is unconstitutional.

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