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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Tax Day: "The Other 95%" Say Thanks President Obama!

Tax Day: "The Other 95%" Say Thanks President Obama!
It's finally arrived. The day that every teabagger has been dreading all year. Well, dreading and anticipating, 'cause they get to make dumb signs and wear stupid costumes, and protest the relief of their tax burden. It's true-- most Americans, 95% of us, received a tax cut this year.

Citizens for Tax Justice reports that 95% of Americans are receiving a tax credit between $400-$800. The White House Council of Economic Advisers reports $200 billion dollars in tax cuts to middle and lower income Americans. The Center for Budget and Policy Priorities reports that Middle-class Americans are paying the lowest federal taxes in history.

Unfortunately, the GOP-Bullsh*t Machine has convinced the most under and uneducated of our countrymen that taxes have actually gone up under Obama. And I'd believe that, because anyone making over $250,000 will be paying higher taxes-- that's the GOP's real constituency, the wealthy 3% of Americans who will have to pay a little more than they have been used to paying under Bush/Cheney.

Even with the recent revelation, reported by Ken Vogel of Politico, that the GOP has been working to highjack the teabagger movement for its own purposes, they still seem to be falling for the propaganda and straw man hype. Looks like Aldous Huxley was right:

"...there seems to be some kind of movement towards this ultimate revolution, this method of control, by which the people can be made to enjoy a state of affairs which, by any decent standards, they ought not to enjoy." -- Aldous Huxley, 1962

It's a shame, how there are some of the 95% of us that will fight so hard for their "masters". For the rest of you, don't spend all of that refund in one place! We all know what's been happening since 2007...

For some fun facts, and Facebook companionship, check out The Other 95%.

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