I have been tied up the last several days helping my sister get her new house ready so I am a little behind the news. Today I find out the wingnuts have decided to launch their own response to Occupy Wall Street, a movement called the 53%. These are Republicans against the 47% of Americans that make too little to actually have to pay income tax. Today Steve Benen brought up the most interesting point about this group:
There are all kinds of problems with the right’s approach here, including the fact that they seem to want to increase working-class taxes and also seem entirely unaware of the fact that it was Republican tax cuts that pushed so many out of income-tax eligibility in the first place.
In a rapidly growing “movement” on the right we now see Republicans going against their own policies and beliefs. First off they want to raise taxes in the middle of a recession, but only on those that will stimulate demand. We already know that Republicans fail big time in basic economics. They have no comprehension that increased demand means a need for more supply. When you need more supply you need people to make that product and that boils down to hiring. Nope, Republicans believe that if business owners have more money they will just hire and put out product regardless if they are moving inventory or not.
But the biggest thing Benen points out is that the right is now against the Bush tax cuts. That’s exactly what created the 47%. So why is the right now so against the tax cuts they championed just months ago? It sounds like another case of partisanship before country or even logic if you ask me. It also sounds like the minions of the right are following the cult leaders out there. Drink thy Kool Aid little tools and don’t whine if you win and your taxes go up – that’s what you are now fighting for!