If they continue on this path, as someone who lives in the Northeast, I see no reason to even vote for the Republicans if they end up raising my taxes. Those making between 75-200 are the only ones voting for the GOP in this region. To kick them in the balls is unbelievable.
Larry Kudlow needs lower taxes to buy more Saville Row suits, so they are going to get the money for Larry from some home improvement guy in Ramsey NJ who is paying five figures for his three bedroom spit level.
What he will probably do is figure he might just as well vote for the Democrats. If you are going to get your taxes increased by the GOP you voted for all these years, you might as well vote for the Dems to get some goodies out of it.
As of today, I am against the legislation as it currently stands. When the the local landscaping contractor here in North Jersey gets hit with a income tax increase so Larry Kudlow and Steve Moore’s buddies get huge decreases, count me out. If everybody gets a decrease, count me in.
As someone from NJ, I understand why those from my state voted no. The current legislation does away with the deductability of local taxes. Not so much state taxes, but local municipal property taxes. What this means is that a lot of middle class homeowners in NJ and NY will be getting a tax increase not a decrease. Any politician in NJ or suburban NY would lose their seat if they voted for this current legislation. For someone making in the high five low six figures, this would be a bigger tax increase than Obama or Bubba ever hit them with. If you are a GOPer in North Jersey or Long Island it would be political suicide to get on this train.
But a monkey would not have prevented Steinbrenner from trading away Jeter, Pettite, Posada,Rivera and Williams for older veteran players circa 1991-95. Stick was the one who made sure those players stayed in the system.
“Leftist politicians supposed that ordinary voters with modest incomes facing hard times would believe that regulation and redistribution would help them. Evidently most don’t.”
Considering that the right this election cycle offered them “big government” economic policies also, but in a more entertaining way than the left, the validity of Barone’s statement remains to be seen. By the way, is it all right to point out how far left we have moved lately, or are we supposed to continue to march in lock step.
I never thought I would see the day, that on Free Republic, someone would suggest that we throw Social Conservatism out the window in order to better come together with Communists. But then again after Cleveland, and the cheer for the LGBTQ community, we are all Homosexualists now.