As to the poverty issue, since the War on Poverty was started under Johnson in the late 1960's, last summer's report showed that poverty is worse now than ever before. What I don't hear the GOP saying is that, since 1951, in all but 9 years the Democrats have controlled the House and the Senate. Surely, 60 years is enough for the Dems to improve, if not solve, the poverty problem. Perhaps it's time to try something other than free giveaways.
Finally, why the attack on the rich? Is it the poor who hired you? Do they give to charities, scholarships, etc.? The Dems see the economic pie as a fixed size and the only way for you to get more is to take it away from someone else. The GOP needs to get the message out that a rising tide lifts all boats. If the economy grows (and growth is usually driven by what the rich do in terms of production and hiring), even if your percentage doesn't change you still have more than you did before.
The GOP simply can't communicate what it's trying to do and until that happens, were going down the same road as before.
But STOPPING the debt ceiling increase would do it!
Pay me now; or pay me later.
Unfort. you have to break-down the taxpayer scale. Who’s 10%? Even though the 30-sec soundbite of “70% of taxes are paid by those that earn over $50k” is nice and easy, I think it should be reversed:
“Those making UNDER $100K will see their taxes rise XYZ% to pay for the entitlements of the ‘poor’”. That’d get their attention.
Even better, break it down as a household invoice: to the War on Poverty..$$ / X # of years = taxpayer share of the bill.
-——The GOP simply can’t communicate what it’s trying to do———
You over look the primary driving fact. The Democrat party is a criminal enterprise. It controls the means for distributing information. The MSM controls information flow and is the de facto propaganda arm of the criminal enterprise.