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Beck claims the Norway camp smacks of ‘Hitler Youth’?

According to CNN, Glenn Beck is comparing the summer camp on Utoya island, where most of the 76 victims died during last week’s massacre in Norway, to the Hitler Youth organization of Nazi Germany.

Here we go, Beck’s Nazi tourettes is manifesting itself again.

To his credit, Beck declared the killings “the work of a madman” and called the suspect “as bad as Osama bin Laden.” But before launching into that condemnation, he questioned what the victims were doing at a summer camp run by Norway’s ruling Labour Party.

“… Sounds a little like, you know, the Hitler Youth or whatever. Who does a camp for kids that’s all about politics? Disturbing,” Beckster said.

Beck’s comments were condemned by Torbjørn Eriksen, a former press secretary to Jens Stoltenberg, Norway‘s prime minister.

Eriksen described the comment as “a new low” for Beck, telling the UK’s Daily Telegraph: “Young political activists have gathered at Utøya for over 60 years to learn about and be part of democracy, the very opposite of what the Hitler Youth was about. Glenn Beck’s comments are ignorant, incorrect and extremely hurtful.”

The Beckster poses an interesting question however, who does a camp for kids that’s all about politics?

Well, as it turns out politically-oriented camps are being organized right here in the United States by none other than chapters of the “9/12 Project” — an organization founded by Herr Beck himself in 2009.

One such uber-conservative camp was hosted by the Colorado 9/12 Project. The group hosted its “Patriot Camp” for kids in grades 1-5 earlier this month, featuring programs on “our Constitution, the Founding Fathers, and the values and principles that are the cornerstones of our nation.” But if these were the same uber-patriotic right wing values Beckster has constantly claimed were the same as the “founders” then one should be concerned over which camp more closely resembles the Hitlerjugend. Gee, I don’t know? The liberal Labour party camp in Norway, or the uber-conservative Glenn Beck inspired camp in Colorado?

Let’s be clear, Beck is not Hitler, but if he’s going to compare other’s camps to the Hitler Youth then he’s fair game too. Beck has advocated violence against others – on numerous occasions, and some attacks here in America have been tied back to the attackers having been avid listeners/viewers of Beck.

But wait Colorado isn’t the only place your children can receive historical education in the Beckian style, the Danville, Kentucky Beck chapter is holding its “Vacation Liberty School” that organizers pledge “will help your children understand where we came from. Understand where we went wrong. Understand where the fork in the road was, and which path we should have taken,” and that no doubt will bash progressives, immigrants, Jews, President Obama, Islam etc; the usual target of Beck rants.

It should be noted that the suspect in Friday’s Norwegian massacre is a right-wing Norwegian Christian who police say wanted to halt what he believed as the Islamic “colonization” of the country.

Again, while condemning the attacks, Beck (going into his prophet mode) said he predicted last fall that Europe “is going to go into problems with radical Islam” and cited Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders as saying “Political correctness and multiculturalism is killing Europe, and he’s right.”

Glenn Beck has problems, as do – in my opinion – those who proclaim themselves to be amongst his congregation of followers. He is not a prophet, and he doesn’t know half as much about history or about what the Founding Fathers thought as he thinks he does. If he did he would have known it was Norway’s Liberal Labour party which fought against the Nazis in World War II.

Beck is a dangerous little man inciting violence and bigotry amongst his faithful. His ignorance has been demonstrated on countless occasions, as is the case here. Seventy-six innocent people are murdered by an uber-right wing conservative Christian and Beck compares the victims to Hitler Youth, and his listeners gleefully nod their heads in agreement. How long before one of his wing nut listeners does the same here? Of course Beck will rush to condemn the attack and hide behind the 1st Amendment claiming his words didn’t incite the attacker. Well, Herr Beck, words have meaning.

 
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Posted by on July 26, 2011 in Right Wing Crazies

 

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Boehner and McConnell push to give legislative branch unconstitutional powers?

OK Republican Tea Party (GOTP) types, where is your outrage that Speaker Boehner and Senate Minority Leader McConnell want to seriously unbalance the constitutionally mandated balance of powers by creating special powers in a super committee of Congress to determine budgetary matters?

How about the GOTP House do its constitutionally mandated job and pass a “real” budget (instead of these far right uber-conservative budgets from Wonderland), raise the debt ceiling (as they have more than 80 times since the first debt ceiling was raised) and then move on to “fixing” things?

And if you’re going to play this game of pretending to care about the debt and deficit then let’s cut some real drains on the government – Social Security benefits don’t add one penny to either the debt or deficit, and anyone with half a brain, obviously excluding then the Tea Party members of the House majority, knows that – like saving $2 billion dollars each and every week by bringing all our people home from Iraq and Afghanistan. Once you’re (GOTP) willing to do this then people might start listening to talks of cuts in the so-called “entitlements”.

Raise taxes on the wealthiest 2% – the so-called “job creators” – and eliminate loopholes in the tax system which favors the same uber-wealthiest 2%. Once you’re (GOTP) willing to do this then people might start listening to talk of cuts in the so-called “entitlements”.

The GOTP “my way or the highway” approach may have worked with their prom dates, but the rest of us aren’t that easy and have money in our pockets to call for a ride; time for the GOTP to put up, or shut up. November 2012 will be here soon, and if they’re not willing to negotiate then this group of newbies, this group of probationary congressmen – probies – will be sent packing. They’re destined to be the largest group of one term members of congress in our nation’s history, and they don’t even know it.

 
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Posted by on July 26, 2011 in Debt Ceiling

 

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GOTP candidates blow off Hispanics

According to the Huffington Post, Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, Tim Pawlenty, Newt Gingrich and Jon Huntsman were all invited to attend and address the annual conference of National Council of La Raza, the largest Latino organization in the nation.

All five GOTP candidates chose not attend. Wow, really? Conservatives chose to blow off the largest Hispanic organization in the country?

“To me, that sets a signal that we’re not a priority,” said National Council of La Raza President Janet Murguia. “And quite frankly, when you look at the actions that have been occurring by the leaders of the Republican Party, it is, I think, alarming for us in the Latino community.”

Point is, it’s about race and Hispanics are the wrong race. Prove me wrong. Oh wait, you can’t. Conservative presidential candidates won’t attend La Raza because they’re afraid voters on the right will be put off. They’re afraid uber-conservative voters will see attending the conference as being weak on illegal immigration. That’s why. They – the uber-conservatives – don’t like Hispanics, to some they should all go home, even though many more of them have lived here a lot longer than the Palins, Romneys, Bachmanns, Pawlentys, Gingrichs, Perrys and Huntsmans.

The smart thing would have been for Jon Huntsman, who doesn’t stand a snowball’s chance of winning the GOTP nomination, to accept the invitation and to attend and speak and come across as the smart new Republican. Someone on his staff should have said, “Governor, this will make you look good; you’ll be the only conservative there, and you’ll be the only Mormon candidate there. It’s a political coup.” But, unfortunately there appear to be no smart staffers working for the candidates just frightened little children cowering from the shadow of the big bad Tea Party.

 
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Posted by on July 25, 2011 in 2012 Election

 

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Boehner says the GOTP is ready to act alone on debt deal?

Republican Tea Party (GOTP) House Speaker John Boehner has apparently been paying one too many visits to his friendly neighborhood tavern. He is claiming that the GOTP has readied a plan to prevent the first government default in U.S. history and said the GOTP would act alone if Democrats didn’t go along.

Pure political grand standing; that’s like saying grandma was going to eat the corn on the cob with our without her dentures; sorry to puncture the Speaker’s thought bubble, but the GOTP House can pass whatever it wants, but it can’t go any further without the Democrats – who thankfully control both the Senate and the White House, and President Obama has said he’ll veto any GOTP plan which fails to extend the nation’s borrowing power into 2013.

Boehner’s plan would reportedly cut spending by at least $1 trillion (if you recall the President asked for $4 trillion in cuts – too much for the “we’ve got to cut spending” GOTP – and extend the federal borrowing limit by a slightly smaller dollar amount, into 2012. Why can’t he go for $4 trillion in cuts and pas the extension into 2013? It’s simple; Boehner doesn’t have control of his party, the Tea Party – led by Eric Cantor do.

“I would prefer to have a bipartisan approach to solve this problem. If that is not possible, I and my Republican colleagues in the House are prepared to move on our own,” Boehner said.

Where do think they’re moving to all alone? Defeat in 2012 quite probably. Facts are there are more Democratic voters (72 million registered in 2004) in the U.S than Republicans (55 million) with Independents a close third (42 million) and the latter are moderates not rabid far right uber-conservative ideologues. Boehner may be one of the few Speakers to only hold the gavel for one rotation of the electoral wheel. He’s on course to become the largest failure in that position since Newt Gingrich.

White House chief of staff William Daley has reportedly said President Obama is insisting any package must expand the debt ceiling beyond the next presidential and congressional elections and into 2013 to provide economic certainty. Daley said anything short would be a gimmick and prompt the world to say: “These people just can’t get their act together.”

Well, the world would be right – at least where the GOTP is concerned. The current conservative House ran on jobs, and has yet to produce one bill to help fix unemployment. It has however submitted more than 100 bills aimed at limiting Roe v. Wade.

“There will be a two-stage process. It’s just not physically possible to do all of this in one step,” Boehner said amid White House insistence that the debt limit be extended beyond 2012. “I know the president is worried about his next election. But, my God, shouldn’t he be worried about the country?”

Well Boehner that’s the pot calling the kettle black now isn’t it. Shouldn’t the Republican Tea Party Congress be more worried about the country than in defeating the President? Maybe the Speaker should talk to Senator McConnell about those ideas; after all it was the Minority Leader who insisted his most important job was to defeat the President, to keep Barrack Obama from being re-elected.

Problem is simple; GOTP doesn’t want to do anything that might help the President. Its members don’t care about the country. The GOTP talks the talk about honor and duty and country and then proposes slashing the benefits of the Greatest Generation to the poverty level while protecting the tax loop holes and lower taxes of the rich.

Boehner is one of the worse Speakers in the nation’s history and he knows his position is extremely tenuous, and he’s ready and willing to do anything to retain the Speakership. He is not concerned with cutting the debt or the deficit; if he were truly concerned he would have taken the President’s $4 trillion proposal and run with it. But to do so would have helped the President, it’s as simple as that. He’s as phony as his tear streaked tan.

 
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Posted by on July 24, 2011 in Debt Ceiling

 

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Boehner wants a two-part deal?

Republican Tea Party (GOTP) House Speaker John Boehner told FOX PAC Sunday he’s working to get out a two-part plan to raise the nation’s debt limit, but he can’t say whether it will include Democratic support.

How many times does the GOTP House have to pass some nonsensical bill that gets slapped down in the Senate before they get it through their collective idiocy that any bill starting in the House eventually has to “include Democratic support”?

Boehner said he hopes to have a bipartisan approach to solve the problem, but he’s ready to move forward with a Republican plan if a deal couldn’t be reached.

Why would he be ready to move forward if a deal can’t be reached? Because he’s hoping to be able to pin any economic disaster resulting from a national default on the President, that’s why.

Boehner also flatly rejects the White House insistence the plan get the country through the next election instead of offering a short-term fix while a longer-term solution can be worked out.

It’s “not physically possible to do all of this in one step,” he said.

How ridiculous is this? Pretty ridiculous; there is absolutely nothing complicated in raising the debt ceiling through the next election, but it is completely ridiculous to raise it once a month, and rehash this argument over and over again. Boehner is –without a doubt – one of the worse Speakers of the House; he has absolutely no control over his caucus and he should – and no doubt soon will – be replaced.

Political reality is, if the debt ceiling isn’t raised and the nation defaults – for the first time ever – the Republican Tea Party House will take the hit. The President has negotiated far beyond any other president ever has; he was not only willing to make cuts but doubled down on the depth of those cuts and Boehner balked. Clearly the GOTP isn’t truly seriously about the debt or the deficit.

Political reality is also that the debt ceiling will be raised, and the longer the GOTP plays this game its portion of what it wanted will get smaller. If they choose to live by “we’re not raising taxes ever”, then they will eventually die by “we’re not raising taxes ever”. You can’t continuously insist on not raising taxes on the wealthiest 2% while concurrently insisting on slashing Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and Veterans benefits and not pay a hefty political price for it. It’s almost comical the way the GOTP doesn’t get this; that it doesn’t get that standing up for tax loopholes on corporate jets while wanting to reduce Social Security benefits isn’t absurd. But that’s the new Republican Tea Party.

 

 
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Posted by on July 24, 2011 in Debt Ceiling

 

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Greatest Generation gets the shaft by GOTP

They stormed the beach at Normandy, braved the cold of Bastogne, flew 25+ missions in B-17s and B-24s, raised the flag at Iwo Jima and secured for us our liberties only to be screwed by the Republican Tea Party (GOTP) when they can no longer take care of themselves.

“Thanks for your service, and sacrifice, but die already” Eric Cantor, Allen West and a host of other ungrateful conservatives seem to say by their words and deeds.

How quickly are the heroes and the heroines of our past thrown under the bus by the very people who claim to revere them and their service. It seems the GOTP Congressional Freshman class would rather cut the benefits of those who fought and bled for us than raise taxes on the likes of Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Mitt Romney and Rupert Murdoch.

Makes you feel proud doesn’t it?

Who do conservatives think are the ones being sacrificed by cuts in Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and Veteran’s benefits? Who are the ones being shoved to the side when they slash “entitlements”? It’s the ones who kept us safe; and it’s despicable, detestable, cowardly and wrong.

So, go ahead and back this pack of thugs if you must; nod your heads in agreement when Rush, Hannity, et al vilify those who are living off of “entitlements”; but just remember who they are.

If there was ever a group “entitled” to be taken care of then it’s this group. It’s the men and women who went into harm’s way in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and countless engagements throughout the Middle East and points around the globe so we could sleep secure in our beds at night. It’s the soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines who dared to go where lesser men like Hannity, Limbaugh, O’Reilly, Beck, Cantor, and Ryan feared to tread.

Go ahead and support their version of a “balanced budget,” and at what cost they’re willing to “balance” it.

Talk about paying someone back.

Talk about balancing the scales and rewarding those who served.

Sleep well.

 
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Posted by on July 21, 2011 in Federal Budget

 

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Congressman Kurtz (West) rides again?

According to Allan (Walter E. Kurtz) West, the only reason Democrats criticize him and Herman (Pizza Man) Cain is because they’re racist.

Kurtz (West) made his outlandish claim while whining to Mark Levin on his radio show. The topic quickly took the off ramp to Toon Town while West (Kurtz) was attempting to justify his immature emails directed at DNC Chairwoman, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.

“I grew up in the inner city, strong values, came from a strong military family and background,” West (Kurtz) whimpered. “What we do is we totally invalidate the liberal social welfare policies and programs. And you know, I’m the threat because I’m the guy that got off their 21st-century plantation, and they cannot afford to have a strong voice such as mine out there, reverberating and resonating across this country.”

Yeah, the colonel figured it out, didn’t he? How thick does he think people are? Well, of course he must think they’re pretty dense because he’s calling in to talk to Mark Levin; but does he really think people are that obtuse? Progressives don’t make fun of him because he and the Pizza Man are black, it’s because they’re a pair of brainless, unintelligent halfwits who make moronic statements such as, “And you know, I’m the threat because I’m the guy that got off their 21st-century plantation”.

If memory serves, Congresswoman Wasserman-Schultz criticized Kurtz (West) because he had spoken out in favor of cutting Medicare, not because he’s black; it’s because he’s a member of Congress representing a district with a lot of retired seniors and his stance on Medicare is ridiculous. And it was West (Kurtz) – not the Congresswoman – who then threw a tantrum claiming she is “not a lady,” because I guess in the world of Colonel Kurtz (West), woman are supposed to seen and not heard, and here is a woman making him look as though you’d just fallen out of the dim-wit tree and hit every branch on the way down and his ego doesn’t know how to handle that. Well, with any luck he’ll only be serving for about one more year, and then he’ll become a footnote in some obscure history book about lunatic former military types who get elected to Congress, have their lunch handed to them and then disappear.

 
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Posted by on July 21, 2011 in Right Wing Crazies

 

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Latest 2012 Presidential Polls (21 Jul 11 edition)

Here’s the latest information on this week’s polling on the 2012 Presidential election.

First – from a Public Policy Polling poll conducted from 14 – 17 July 2011 – let’s look at who would be the Republican/Tea Party (GOTP) nominee if it all ended today:

Romney 20; Bachmann 16; Palin 12; Perry 11; Cain 10; Paul 9; Gingrich 6; Santorum 3 and Pawlenty and Huntsman both bringing up the rear of the pack with a whopping 2%

Romney (aka Flopsy Mopsy) is narrowly holding on to his lead, while Bachmann (aka Krazy) is steadily moving up still followed by the two candidates who haven’t announced they’re running, Palin (aka the Ice Queen), and Perry (Pres of the 2nd Republic of Texas). Bringing up the rear are Herman Cain (aka the Pizza Man, who has never met a Muslim he hasn’t disliked) followed by Paul, Gingrich, Pawlenty, Huntsman and Santorum.

Still wondering how long the guys in the back are going continue deluding themselves that they’re viable candidates? One would think you’d actually do some polling before you jumped into the ring, but I guess not.

With the first major GOTP contest being the Iowa Caucus; if it was held today (according to Mason-Dixon polling: Krazy 32; Flopsy 29; and the rest of pack are still running only in single digits so far back it doesn’t really matter.

So, how does the GOTP pack stack up against President Obama?

If the election was held today, according to NBC/WSJ (which only asked about Bachmann and Romney) and previous polls for the others:

President Obama 48/Romney 41

President Obama 50/Bachmann 35

President Obama 48/Pawlenty 39

President Obama 52/Gingrich 39

President Obama 53/Palin 37

President Obama 48/Cain 36

President Obama 54/Paul 36

President Obama 52/Huntsman 34

If the GOTP nomination circus – and the general election – had both ended this week Flopsy would be the GOTP candidate, and he would still have lost to the President.

 
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Posted by on July 21, 2011 in 2012 Election

 

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Congressman Kurtz goes to Washington?

One of the more high strung/immature Republican Tea Party (GOTP) congressmen, Allen (Walter E. Kurtz) West from Florida has resorted to email to call a Democratic colleague – who is also from Florida – “vile, despicable and cowardly” after she dared to question his stance on Medicare during the debate over a spending cap and balanced budget bill before the House.

West (Kurtz), a first-term GOTP representative sent his email outburst to numerous members of Congress as well as his target, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee.

The subject line of the email was: “Unprofessional and Inappropriate Sophomoric Behavior from Wasserman Schultz.”

The e-mail said: “Look, Debbie, I understand that after I departed the House floor you directed your floor speech comments directly towards me. Let me make myself perfectly clear, you want a personal fight, I am happy to oblige. You are the most vile, unprofessional and despicable member of the US House of Representatives. If you have something to say to me, stop being a coward and say it to my face, otherwise, shut the heck up.”

And what exactly were the remarks that were so upsetting to West? Well, it seems that during debate on the House floor, Wasserman Schultz said: “The gentleman from Florida, who represents thousands of Medicare beneficiaries, as do I, is supportive of this plan that would increase costs for Medicare beneficiaries; unbelievable from a member from south Florida.”

Wow, those really are vile, despicable and cowardly. Are you kidding me?

Wasserman Schultz was alluding to a GOP-backed bill to reduce the debt and amend the Constitution requiring a balanced federal budget which the House later approved by a vote of 234-190 even though it’s very unlikely to pass the Democratic Senate. How unlikely? It would be easier for Tiny Tim to play striker for Manchester.

In his email, Kurtz (West )said Wasserman Schultz has proven “that you are not a Lady” and “shall not be afforded due respect from me!” He said he was alerting House leaders to her “heinous characterless behavior.”

Once again Congressman West (Kurtz) has proven that he’s wound more than just a little too tight and is in dire need of some serious psychological help. This is the man who was forced to retire from the Army – rather than face formal UCMJ charges – after he discharged his pistol next to a prisoner’s head after threatening to kill him; yeah, the flower of the GOTP congressional freshman class.

 
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Posted by on July 20, 2011 in Right Wing Crazies

 

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Reagan was not a tax cutter, he was a tax raiser?

With all the uber-conservative positioning on the debt ceiling and cries for standing true to the Reagan legacy of not raising taxes on the rich – oops, I mean the “job creators” – and only cutting taxes, I thought it would be a good idea to revisit the truth about Ronald Reagan’s “revolutionary” tax cuts; first, yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, and yes Ronald Reagan did cut taxes; sort of. However, these wonderful, growth expanding, job creating, economic exploding tax cuts never fully took effect. You see, they were scaled back in 1982 by a tax increase averaging some $37.5 billion over its first four years.

Second, part of the Reagan tax cut myth is that everyone “never had it so good” as they did under Reagan. Well, again sort of; however, the economy actually grew slightly faster under President Clinton, and, according to Congressional Budget Office estimates, the after-tax income of a typical family – adjusted for inflation – rose more than twice as much from 1992 to 2000 as it did from 1980 to 1988.

While President Reagan rammed a huge 1981 tax cut through a Democrat controlled Congress, he had to follow it with two large tax increases. Fact of the matter is no peacetime president has ever raised taxes so much on so many people. Yes, you heard that right; NO PEACETIME PRESIDENT HAS RAISED TAXES SO MUCH ON SO MANY PEOPLE!

The first two Reagan tax increases came in 1982. That year, he signed into law the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act which raised taxes by $37.5 billion per year, and the Highway Revenue Act of 1982 which raised the gasoline tax by another $3.3 billion. These increases, coming only a year after his “monumental” tax cut were needed because the budget projections used to justify the 1981 tax cut were outrageously over optimistic. Over all, the 1982 tax increases undid about a third of the 1981 cut; and truth be told, as a share of the Gross Domestic Product, the increase was substantially larger than Mr. Clinton’s 1993 tax increase. In fact, according to the United States Treasury Department, TEFRA alone raised taxes by almost 1% of the G.D.P., making it the largest peacetime tax increase in American history. Listen carefully ditto-heads, because I want you to remember, Ronald Reagan oversaw the “LARGEST PEACETIME TAX INCREASE IN AMERICAN HISTORY”.

President Reagan’s next tax increase was known as the Social Security Reform Act of 1983. Its key provision was an increase in the payroll tax that pays for Social Security and Medicare hospital insurance. For many middle- and low-income families, this tax increase more than undid any gains from Reagan’s income tax cuts of 1981. This is a tax increase that lives on, because it initiated automatic increases in the taxable wage base. Thanks to President Reagan, those with moderately high earnings see their payroll taxes rise every single year. Once again ditto-heads, thanks to whom? Come on, you can say it, thanks to Ronald Reagan.

According to 1980 Congressional Budget Office estimates, middle-income families with children paid 8.2 percent of their income in income taxes, and 9.5 % in payroll taxes. By 1988 the income tax share was down to 6.6 %  — but the payroll tax share was up to 11.8 %. The increase in the payroll tax share outweighed, or canceled out, any benefit from lowering of the income tax share paid.

But wait! We’re not done! The following year, Reagan signed another big tax increase in the Deficit Reduction Act of 1984. This raised taxes by $18 billion per year or 0.4 % of G.D.P. A similar sized tax increase today would be about $44 billion

OK, now wait just a darned minute! Reagan passed the historic Tax Reform Act of 1986, achieving in startling clarity his supply side goal of lowering individual income tax rates; well, not quite. The “historic Tax Reform Act of 1986 in reality imposed the largest corporate tax increase in history. OK “ditto-heads”, repeat after me, “THE LARGEST CORPORATE TAX INCREASE IN HISTORY”.

With the simple stroke of his pen, Reagan raised corporate taxes by $120 billion over five years and closed corporate tax loopholes worth about $300 billion over that same period.

So, what does it all mean?

It means tax cuts during a recession do not work. They didn’t work for Ronald Reagan in 1981, and they certainly didn’t work for George W. Bush in 2001. Tax cuts during a recession coupled with increased federal spending really do not work. Reagan cut taxes and increased federal spending in order to fight, and win, the cold war. George W. Bush cut taxes and increased federal spending to fight the war on terror, and to fund his invasion and occupation of Iraq.

So, what are the differences between Reagan and Bush? Reagan understood his tax cuts were hurting the economy, and did a 180 turn and increased taxes – in spite of what Rush, Hannity, et al claim – while George W. Bush plowed straight ahead off the cliff.

Did Ronald Reagan cut taxes? Yes he did. But then he raised them. Two things to remember about the Gipper and his tax cuts:

First, Ronald Reagan oversaw the largest peacetime tax increase in American history.

Second, Ronald Reagan imposed the largest corporate tax increase in history.

 
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Posted by on July 19, 2011 in Federal Budget

 

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