Last week, virtually every Senate Republican voted against that tax cut. Now, I know many Republicans have sworn an oath never to raise taxes as long as they live. How could it be that the only time there’s a catch is when it comes to raising taxes on middle-class families? How can you fight tooth and nail to protect high-end tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans, and yet barely lift a finger to prevent taxes going up for 160 million Americans who really need the help? It doesn’t make sense.
—President Obama, in a statement today urging Republicans in Congress to extend the payroll tax cut (via barackobama)
You know things are weird when Democrats have to urge tax cuts from the Republicans. Is the neocon movement a representation of popular interest, or is it an organized political committee defending corporate interest? Democracy fails when fair competition between different philosophies and viewpoints is replaced by corporate-backed strong-arming of those less able to voice their opinion. Vote Republican and vote against yourself.