Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Walker raising taxes on poor, middle class, and students

Low and middle income people would lose tax credits worth about $49.4 million over two years, the new Legislative Fiscal Bureau report said.

Those affected most by Walker’s proposal would include low-income families who qualify for the earned income tax credit program, and low-income homeowners who receive tax rebates under the homestead tax credit.

In addition to eliminating these tax credits, Walker also has proposed a spate of new fee increases. The “bulk of the fee increases are for tuition at University of Wisconsin campuses, totaling more than $105 million over two years.”

To the extent the teabag candidates like Ryan and Walker actually attracted working class voters, it would be pretty much over now with their taxes. Thank goodness the Democrats in Wisconsin are not Center-Rightists like Mario Cuomo,Bill Clinton, and Barak Obama, so Wisc does have an alternative. Democrats lost in Wisconsin because of a free market fundamentalist, citizen united, funded jihad against Feingold. Also the national party did not run a candidate against Ryan despite his district being Democratic leaning.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Daily Kos: Tea party fizzle across the nation

Daily Kos: Tea party fizzle across the nation:
"Only 300 people (including a horde of Palmetto political operatives) attended the event in downtown Columbia, S.C. – which is a generous estimate in our book. That attendance figure – confirmed by other media outlets – amounts to less than one-tenth the size of multiple crowds that have gathered at the S.C. State House in recent years in support of parental choice.
It’s also roughly a tenth the size of the crowd that attended this same event in 2009.

The police estimate of 250 attendees in Carson City was far short of the record 2,000 who attended a similar, but much more rowdy rally in front of the Legislative Building on Tax Day in 2009.
In Las Vegas, police estimated the crowd at about 250 people. Two years ago, the Tax Day rally drew from 1,500 to 2,000 people at Sunset Park."

I wonder if all those baggers with the keep the governments hand off my social security signs, were just badly misinformed liberal seniors. They were scaremongered into joining from some sort robocall campaign. Now that Ryan has outed the true teabag agenda as being privatization of medicare and social security the audience has dried up.