GOP Promotes Tax Cut Vote As Tax Hike; Don’t Let Them

Posted by | December 1, 2010 18:54 | Filed under: Top Stories

Republicans are using rhetoric designed to make America believe Democrats are behind “the biggest tax increase in history.” Don’t let them get away with it. A vote to extend tax cuts for the middle class is not a tax hike, no matter how many times they claim it is.

The idea is that a plan to extend just the low end tax cuts would mean that the high end ones would expire at the end of the year. Presto: Tomorrow’s vote is a vote for a tax hike.

But Dems have their pushback at the ready: They will point out that some House Republicans themselves said a few months ago that they would vote to extend just the middle class tax cuts, if given just that option.

John Boehner said at one point he’d vote to retain middle class tax cuts if that were his only option, before walking it back.  Rep. Dave Camp of Michigan is characterizing it as “a push to raise taxes,” even though in July he said he’d support a vote to keep the tax cuts for the middle class, even if that vote didn’t stop taxes from going up for higher income Americans.

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