I saw one of those political ads (sponsored by “Americans for Tax Reform”) that spoke darkly about “changing the tax structure will lose jobs.”
The man narrating the ad was Grover Norquist.
That name was a blast from the past, where Norquist should stay. Norquist was the guy behind all those tax cuts Bush pushed back in 2001. In short, Norquist is the architect of the unprecedented deficit our government currently has.
Norquist is also the person who famously said:
My goal is to cut government in half in twenty-five years, to get it down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub.
So if you want to live in a third world country, by all means, support the current tax structure, or candidates who would blindly leap into more tax cuts.
It’s amazing that this group can be a 501(c)3. While this group wasn’t specifically mentioning any particular party or candidate, it’s clear they think we’re still overtaxed and are encouraging voters to vote against the tax rate increases a responsible government needs to institute. If we had a strong national infrastructure and no deficit, I might agree that Americans are overtaxed. But we have a crumbling infrastructure, inferior schools, extraordinarily uneven medical care and a massive deficit.
I don’t think people making over $100,000 a year are being overtaxed. There’s every evidence that they’re not, thanks to nearly eight years of irresponsible Republican “leadership.”