Friday, May 19, 2006


Leader of the Republican Aristrocracy Says LET THEM EAT CAKE!

This is just lovely. A man who makes $212,000 dollars a year and has his health care paid for FOR LIFE is claiming that Americans who make $40,000 dollars a year DON'T PAY ANY TAXES! Is he nuts? Is he just so used to bashing Mexicans, claiming they don't pay ANY taxes, that he mixed them up with American Families?

Seriously, I don't think these guys have the slightest clue what $3.00 a gallon gas does to someone who's making $40,000 dollars a year and supporting an entire family. Or what rising health care costs do to that $40,000 dollar a year salary. Or how that $40,000 dollar a year salary is going to get an annual 3% raise while inflation will rise at 4.5%. Or what higher interest rates do to someone living on a $40,000 dollar a year salary.

And just for the record, the median household income for the U.S. is somewhere around 41-43,000 dollars a year. So Mr. Hastert believes that half of Americans don't pay ANY taxes. Nice. No wonder his policies always favor the rich.

Hastert: ‘If You Earn $40,000 a Year and Have a Family of Two Children, You Don’t Pay Any Taxes’

During a late session last night, Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) made a stunning claim on the House floor:

Well, folks, if you earn $40,000 a year and have a family of two children, you don’t pay ANY taxes. So you probably, if you don’t pay any taxes, you are not going to get a very big tax cut.

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