Grover Norquist Is Right: Tax Increases On The Middle Class Are Up Next

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00″ height=”300″ />Despite all the talk you hear about the rich needing to pay their “fair share,” the United States already has the most progressive income tax in the entire Western world. Moreover, there is an enormous number of Americans in the middle class while there are very few super rich.

What that means is that as far as tax revenue goes, the real money is in the middle class.

Given the size of our deficit, that means as a practical matter, one of two things must happen in the next few years. Either we’re going to dramatically cut spending or we’re going to dramatically raise taxes on the middle class. Liberals can complain about the supposed “unfairness” of that equation all they want, but it’s reality.

The latest target of the Left’s “two minutes of hate,” Grover Norquist, agrees and elaborates on the idea.

Norquist insisted Democrats in Congress and the establishment press are playing an elaborate game designed to blame Republicans for budget deficits and keep serious discussion of spending cuts and entitlement reform off the table.

“Congressional Democrats know raising taxes on the rich will not produce enough tax revenue to reduce significantly the trillion-dollar annual budget deficits being run by the Obama White House,” he said.

“The reason the Democrats scream ‘tax the rich, tax the rich,’ is because they are going to pivot very soon to place a 3 trillion-dollar tax increase on the middle class, and they want ringing in the public’s ears that they wouldn’t have had to do this if the Republicans in Congress had acted right away to place a decent size tax on the rich.”

Norquist believes the Democrat strategy risks a tax revolt.

“The size of Tea Party Two is going to dwarf Tea Party One,” he predicted.

Norquist contends Obama is “overstating his mandate.”

Unless the Democrats reverse course on spending cuts in a major way, the question isn’t whether they’ll push for MASSIVE tax hikes on the middle class, it’s when– because they will simply have no other choice.

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6 Responses to Grover Norquist Is Right: Tax Increases On The Middle Class Are Up Next

  1. Larry says:

    Obama’s feverish obsession to “tax the rich” has NEVER been because we need the revenue. It has ALWAYS been about redistribution of wealth. Communism is his end game, as it has been from the beginning. This S.O.B. is the very REASON www fought in Korea, and later in Viet Nam! He just talked his way past the guards at the back door.

  2. Edward Garcia says:

    I believe obama is like a collage student parting away calling home for more money i say lets jump off the cliff if he can run adds in Mexico how to get warfare and food stamps then the program has to go we don’t need that here in America

  3. Lisa Carrier says:

    I have begged elected officials to REALLY discuss the tax problems that face our nation. I want somebody to do some number crunching and put up some REAL numbers for the REAL MIDDLE CLASS. Let me explain the tax code for me and my husband, who both work for small business owners. We ARE middle class, I am sorry to inform you and Mr. Obama, but where I sit on my front porch, $250,000 a year is NOT Middle Class, it is WEALTHY. We make a combined taxable income of around $60-70,000. Our children are grown. We have to have EXTRA money taken out of our paychecks and pray we break even. The current Administration has screamed over and over on his 2 yr campaign trail, as our economy fell apart, that he has given the Moiddle Class a $3,600 tax ‘cut’. OK, stay with me here, what he did is offer $3,600 in EXEMPTIONS you can claim, IF you itemize, for such things as buying energy efficient washers and dryers. SO….my standard deductions are ALWAYS more than my ITEMIZED deductions, so I HAVE to take the standard deduction. Conclusion: His tax ‘cuts’ do NOT BENEFIT anyone who is TRULY MIDDLE CLASS, the WORKING, BACKBONE of America. Now…if you tax the wealthiest, the Donald Trumps, the Oprahs, at 90% it STILL will not make a hill of beans toward the debt or deficit WITHOUT SPENDING CUTS!!! FROM EACH STATE, EACH ‘special interest group’, “FAVORS OWED” (that is a BIG one). That said, now, stay with me. I currently am paying all expenses for a child that calls me MaMaw, his Mom is an alcoholic and a drug user, her 2 other children are with their Dads 98% of the time. She lives in government housing, recieves a child support check, and food stamps from 2 counties!!! I PAY FOR THAT!!!! She also straightens up every year long enough to get a job, just long enough so that she can file Income Taxes. She gets three child tax credits, earned income credit and recieves a “REFUND” of 5-8,000 dollars. She did NOT PAY THAT IN, I DID!!! It is not refunds you are giving, it is Federal Welfare!!!! Crunch the numbers on that one and see what America could SAVE if you could not get any money back that you did not pay in!!!!!! Deal with lifetime Food Stamp recipients. It should have limits. My mother is 84 years old and draws a little over $1,000 in SS, and a $64 retirement check from Levis, has worked at least one job, many times 2, until she was 82, and she lives in government housing that IS very nice, but her rent and all her other living expenses leaves her short every month. She is eligable for ZERO FOOD STAMPS, while crack whores are getting them, selling tbem for 50 cents on the dollar to feed their habits and not their children, people like me and many grandparents are raising their children (gladly so) to keep them from this environment, we don’t even have to sue for custody, they just give them to us. Now, PLEASE, I BEG YOU PLEASE….do something with this information, I’ll bet Paul Ryan could come up with a chart and numbers that would SHOCK the American public. Most people do not even know that Obama considers $250,00 middle class, or really anything abourt federal taxes. They don’t know the difference between a tax cut, a tax exemption and a tax rate. They do not know what taxable income means, exemptions, nothing. The majority of Obama supporters believe he is going to give them free money, he is Robin Hood, going to take from the rich and give to them, bc it just isn’t fair!!! They do not even know we are a Republic, with 3 branches of government, I talk to them ALL THE TIME. AND…by the way, Obamacare MUST BE STOPPED. Our employers are struggling already and it hasn’t even gone in to full effect yet, my insurance and co pays have gone up 25%. Also, while you are at it, take a good look at the constitution, the Libya debacle, the MURDERS, ARE impeachable offenses for both Obama and Biden!!!!!!

    • Glen Carter says:

      Right On, Lisa, we are in same boat, Its time to cut spending, even if u taxed
      the super rich 90%, It wouldnt be a drop in bucket in paying down the national
      debt, if Congress accepts the Obama plan, middle class tax hike has to be next
      to pay the debt down.

  4. Patricia Davis says:

    I will not blame the Republicans for any tax increases, I will blame the one person
    who is responsible for not helping the middle class which he has said he will not do
    if it happens, and that one person is President Obama, The one Leader who is to
    push the buttons and say “Yes, or”No…
    So, Mr. President if you say No to new taxes for the middle class I commend you.
    But if you say “Yes” it will all be on your shoulders…its your decision,which will it be?

  5. BUCK GREY says:

    After the 1st of the year,many,many tax-payers will suddenly realize they are “RICH”,after they see how much is taken as ‘taxes on the rich’.

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