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Allowing you to keep more of your money is a cut

Published: August 4, 2012

Only recently, the mainstream press reported what was told to them by U.S. Sen. Harry Reid and the White House, that the Senate had passed a tax reduction bill for the middle class and he hoped the Republican House wouldn't block this tax break for the middle class just because those rich people — households making $250,000 — weren't included.

Most people associate the term “cut” to mean a reduction in what they must pay. Only in Washington's political doublespeak would allowing you to keep what you already have be a cut. In fact, the Senate is attempting to pass legislation that raises taxes on those households earning $250,000 while keeping everyone else the same as they've been for the past 10 years. It's a tax increase, not a tax cut, but it's easier for the masses to accept it that way, and the Democrats couch it in such a way as to make people believe they're giving them something when they already have it.

Steve Curry, Oklahoma City