Sorry I'm not that good at writing, especially this type of diary, but I'm really mad right now about this:
Expiring tax cuts hit taxpayers at every level by Stephen Ohlemacher.
It starts off innocently enough...
Here's some pressure for lawmakers: If they don't reach agreement on extending soon-to-expire Bush-era tax cuts, nearly all their constituents back home will get big tax increases.
And then gets much worse...on the flip side...
Democrats have been arguing for much of the past decade that tax cuts enacted in 2001 and 2003 under former President George W. Bush provided a windfall for the wealthy. That's true, but they also reduced taxes for the working poor, the middle class, and just about everyone in between.
So we're the bad guys? No way, no how, AP would never, ever publish BS...
President Barack Obama wants to extend the tax cuts for individuals making more than $200,000 and joint filers making more than $250,000 in adjusted gross income. That's income from wages, capital gains and dividends, before standard deductions and exemptions are subtracted.
Republicans and a growing number of Democrats in Congress want to extend all the tax cuts, at least temporarily.
Please read that again...I read it three times before I yelled out loud at my monitor...
Obama wants to extend tax cuts for the rich? Those compassionate Republicans want to extend them to the poor and middle class too?
Is the moon made of green cheese? Do cows fly?
Needless to say, I've just sent off an angry email to AP, and hope some of you guys will too.
Thanks for reading!