Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) says that the U.S. tax system is unfair to the wealthiest Americans.
“I understand full well that our friends on the other side live to every day to raise taxes,” McConnell told CBS host Charlie Rose on Tuesday. “Almost 70 percent of the federal revenue is provided by the top 10 percent of taxpayers now. Between 45 and 50 percent of Americans pay no income tax at all.”
“We have an extraordinarily progressive tax code already,” he added. “It is a mess and it needs to be revisited again.”
Which is funny, because all Americans pay sales taxes when they buy things, and gas tax when they buy fuel, and state and local taxes when they pay their cell phone bill every month, but we have to punish the 50% of Americans who don't pay income taxes because...they don't earn more than $13,000 or so income in a year from work. Meanwhile, I'm willing to bet at least one of the people who doesn't pay income tax is Mitt Romney, because he doesn't have a job, he has capital gains and blind trusts instead.
So remember as President Obama cut taxes for working Americans when he reduced the payroll tax, Mitch McConnell wants to "revisit" the tax code because he believes poor and working class Americans aren't paying enough taxes and people like Mitt Romney are paying too much.
That's what you have to look forward to should the Republicans win in November. You can do something about that, you know.