|The Jack Wade Show||
Republicans are always accusing Democrats of raising taxes. Those accusations are deceptive in that they make middle class people think that they're going to get a tax increase tomorrow morning. The reality is that the tax increases are aimed at the wealthy top percentile earners otherwise known as the top 5% or top 1% depending on what you read. When members of the GOP gripe about taxes, the real translation usually is: Oh no, those no good Dems. have closed some tax loopholes and some of our pet corporations will actually have to pay taxes.
When corporations don't pay their fair share of the tax burden, guess who is left holding the bag? Yep, it's us, the poor working stiffs, otherwise known as "we the people". The real double secret taxes aren't taxes at all, they are all of those nasty a little bit here and a little bit there fees that we wind up paying on our debts, our banking and many other things as diverse as high fees on our cable TV bills and nuisance fees on airline tickets. What they have in common is the deregulation that most Republicans love made them possible.
I don't know about you, but I would rather be taxed by my government knowing that some of the money is going to be used for the good of all. I don't want my money siphoned away by usurious interest rates, nuisance fees or any other sleezy corporate contrivance that goes unchecked because a particular political idealogy favors corporations over people. That's truly taxation without representation.
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