Sunday, September 26, 2010

Republican Supporters Out In Full Force To Keep Bush Tax Cuts Going…


…and they even have a few of their former wannabe presidents out in the countryside with their petitions to Congress urging them to not let those cuts expire at the end of the year.

   Fred Thompson (remember him?),the man who did for campaigning what George Bush did for reading, has an urgent video message posted over at The League of American Voters telling you how much your taxes will go up if Bush’s bullshit cuts are allowed to die. We get to hear that with an economy that is in such bad shape that now is not the time to be forcing a tax increase on the American public.

   I have not had time on this Sunday morning to verify the accuracy of the numbers which the league has on their post, but here they are:

  • 35% bracket which will increase to 39.6%
  • 33% bracket which will increase to 36%
  • 28% bracket which will increase to 31%
  • 25% bracket which will increase to 28%
  • 10% and 15% will condense to 15%

Whereas the capital gains tax will increase from 15% to 20%

Whereas the tax on dividends will increase from 15% to 39.6%

   One more time for those of you who may have your heads stuck up your asses. Those Republican tax cuts that they all seem to love so much are partially responsible for our current economic bag of shit in the first place. How many times have you not read,or seen some of the results from the cuts, which have trickled down from the federal level to your neighborhood? You local news stations and the local papers call them “budget cuts” when they should be called “tax cuts.”

    It is because of said cuts that the budgets are being slashed in city’s and town all over this country. Those cuts are responsible for many police departments having to fire or lay off their officers,as is the case here.

Dow Constantine, the county executive, directed the sheriff’s office to cut $7 million from its budget to help close a $60 million hole in the county budget. The cuts in the sheriff’s office include laying off 28 deputies, which according to Maple Valley City Manager David Johnston, could cause serious problems for the city.

Maple Valley, like Covington, contracts city police services from King County and Johnston said the city has been able to maintain a smaller police force because Precinct No. 3 is located in the city. The city manager said on top of the layoffs, the precinct is on the chopping block and is to be closed by the end of 2011, if not sooner.

   This means less services and more concern about public safety.

   If you have an I.Q. over 1, you’ll be pushing for those cuts to be left to die a painful death at the end of the year. If not, then you and I both will be going through more pain than we care to go through.