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A crack in the Republican no-tax wall

No less an esteemed Republican leader than Senator Orin Hatch of Utah has recently suggested that fairness in the Federal income tax system should be restored by raising the tax paid by lower income earners. Senator Hatch observed, “the wealthy and middle class are already shouldering around 100 percent of the nation’s tax burden and 51 percent pay absolutely nothing in income taxes.”

“Furthermore,” he said, “because of this perverse distribution of federal income taxes, there is no way to fix our deficit hole and start paying down the debt by increasing taxes only on the so-called rich.” If this is not a Republican  call for raising taxes, what is?


Written by Tom Fox

07/12/2011 at 5:53 am

Posted in Politics

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