Liberals are starting to admit.. Higer taxes on the middle class as well…
It takes no great intellect to see throught the entire fallacy of “taxing the rich”. “Taxing the rich” means “tax anyone who makes money”…
President Obama repeatedly assures us that he only wants higher taxes on the rich as part of his class-warfare agenda. But I don’t trust him. In part because he’s a politician, but also because there aren’t enough rich people to finance big government (not to mention that the rich easily can alter their financial affairs to avoid higher tax rates).
Honest leftists are beginning to admit that their real target is the middle class. Here are a few examples.
The New York Times endorsed higher taxes on the middle class in 2010.
The then-House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer also gave a green light that year to higher taxes on the middle class.
Earlier this year, MIT professor and former IMF official Simon Johnson argued that the middle class should pay more tax.
The Washington Post also called for higher taxes on the middle class this year, as did Vice President Joe Biden’s former economist.
In other words, politicians often say they want to tax the rich, but the real target is the middle class. Indeed, this is the history of tax policy. In a post earlier this year, warning the folks in the Cayman Islands not to impose an income tax, I noted how the U.S. income tax began small and then swallowed up more and more people.