John Boehner Screws Over The American People By Blocking A $2,000 Middle Class Tax Cut

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House Democrats introduced a new proposal that would give middle class families a $2,000 tax cut that was immediately shot down by Speaker Of The House John Boehner, because Republicans have no interest in helping the middle class.

The Washington Post described the Democratic plan as a step towards addressing income inequality:

The centerpiece of the proposal, set to be unveiled Monday by Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), is a “paycheck bonus credit” that would shave $2,000 a year off the tax bills of couples earning less than $200,000. Other provisions would nearly triple the tax credit for child care and reward people who save at least $500 a year.

The windfall — about $1.2 trillion over a decade — would come directly from the pockets of Wall Street “high rollers” through a new fee on financial transactions, and from the top 1 percent of earners, who would lose billions of dollars in lucrative tax breaks.

Speaker Boehner shot down the idea via a tweet from his spokesperson:

What this statement meant in terms of legislative action is that Speaker Boehner is not going to allow the Democratic proposal to be brought to the House floor for a vote. Throughout his time as Speaker, John Boehner has killed legislation that he opposes by not allowing it to come to the floor for a vote.

Boehner’s position that tax cuts add to the deficit apparently only applies to tax cuts for the middle class because it was only last month that Speaker Boehner supported a $440 billion tax cut for corporations. John Boehner is fond of referring to the House as the People’s House, but it clear that the people the Speaker is referring to aren’t working folks or middle class Americans.

By the People’s House, Speaker Boehner means the Koch brothers, corporations, or other special interests. If Republicans were serious about governing, they would seize the opportunity to pass a middle-class tax cut that Democrats would support and the president would sign. Instead, Republicans are using their power in Congress to harm the middle class while claiming to be carrying out the will of the people.

A middle-class tax cut would put money back into the pockets of those who need it most while providing a boost to the economy. Boehner’s rejection of the Democratic proposal is another reminder that the Republican Party doesn’t care about ordinary hard working Americans,

37 Replies to “John Boehner Screws Over The American People By Blocking A $2,000 Middle Class Tax Cut”

  1. the petroleum jelly would come via the Keystone Pipeline that the Republicans are trying so hard to ram up our asses…

  2. That is right Boehner is positive a tax break like this one for the middle class would place a financial hardship on the rich. So he chose to protect his butt.

  3. Don’t many of these STUPID KOCKsucking tea bag/repubs who voted for these IDIOTS make less than $200,000??
    HAHA, you’ve screwed yourselves and are too stupid to know it.
    You’ve screwed the rest of the intelligent ones that knew better.

  4. But it’s perfectly okay to provide subsidies and tax breaks to the 1%. I hope every middle class person that voted for these cold-hearted b@@@@@@s rot in hell!

  5. Another episode of “Let’s Phuck America” brought to you by Koch Industries and the American electorate.

  6. Which goes to show, in black and white, that when Republicans talk about tax cuts, and the need for tax cuts for “the American people”, they’re ONLY referring to the wealthy and corporations. They don’t give a care about blue-collar workers.

    When will blue-collar and social security-enjoying Republican voters finally wise up and see that they’re being had by the GOP and corporate America? When will they finally get wise and vote Democratic Party? What more proof do they NEED??

  7. Good for the Democrats, exposing the Republicans for what their true agenda is. No tax breaks for the middle class, but want big tax cuts for the 1%. The Democrats knew Boehner would never bring that bill to the floor, but now they have to trumpet it to the whole country and expose the Republicans.

  8. Every Democrat in the House should introduce a slightly modified version of this bill. Make Boehner deny these tax breaks for middle class Americans 188 times… then the Senate Dems should do the same damned thing.

  9. Rick, you are right. The problem is the Democrats will not trumpet this. They will just keep moving along.

  10. Yep a tax cut to the tune of 440 billion for Corp’s is fine but a 2000 cut for working American’s?? Not so much says bonehead.. What part of this situation can’t he understand???Apparently rethugs have a really warped sense of values they just can’t see the difference…Money, money, money talks. The thugs hear only the crisp sound of money.

  11. Vote this bum out of office, PLEASE! Once again the middle class gets screwed. They are breaking the backs of the middle class who is carrying this country. The poor for obvious reasons pay nothing. The rich pay less per dollar then the middle class with loop holes and tax breaks. The middle class pay through the ears, nose, eyes and teeth. Wake up America, you are getting screwed. People need to vote their best interest, not along party lines.

  12. What is really sad is that the middle class who voted for these a$$holes, can’t see how they compare with the corporations. Our only hope is that the Dems stick together and make sure none of their bills pass. Payback is a b$tch, and it’s coming around.

  13. Why didn’t the Democrats bring this proposal to the table when they had control of both Houses and the Presidency? Obviously they didn’t want it anymore than the Republicans but now they can blame Boehner. You people really think the Democrats are going to raise taxes on themselves to give you a break? Get real! Just more bullshit from both sides of the aisle.

  14. There are high level people in this country that after campaigning on the promises to help and protect the middle class are now showing us that their agenda from the beginning is to create a two class America where the middle class is eliminated leaving only a poor class and a Rich Upper class. A two class system is in most cases ruled by a Tyrant especially if the upper class is kept small by design and the poor class is the unrepresented majority!!! One note to remember is this can only be done with a disarmed citizenry. The only way that it can be averted is if the Power driven Tyrants are removed from their positions of power that they abuse to create their own idea of rule!!!

  15. My mouth just hit the table! Remember the Republican whining about Obama’s intent to let the Bush Jr taxcuts (which really bumped up our deficit) expire.. as they were only “temporary”? Whoa! What gives? Oh that’s right! Only Republicans can hand out money like it’s candy, then let the Democrats take the heat later! Silly me!

  16. Ah, yes. The ol’ “false equivalency”. Both Parties are doing it!

    This is usually the response by Republicans as they try to deflect from being exposes as the shysters they are. Corporate Media have done their job in painting the Republican Party as the Party of low taxes, but that’s false. Republicans only care about millionaires and billionaires who pad their pockets in return for selling out the American people.

    Under President Obama, with a Republican-controlled House and filibuster-happy Republicans in the Senate, Democrats and the president passed a bill and signed it into law raising taxes from 35% to 39.6% on individuals making $400k and married couples making $450k per annum. Under President Obama and Democrats, taxes were cut for 95% of Americans – three times.

    Get your facts straight, toodles-dum.

  17. Not really. The lowest pay for a house of representatives or senate member is 174k, the speaker gets 223.5k. This also does not take into account most of their large family fortunes or investment stock.

  18. John boy is a useless pathetic drunk.He sold his soul to his corporate masters a long time ago. All you dem’s who did not vote, deserve EVERYTHING YOU GET in the next 2 years.

  19. Yes, Mary J the Dem’s who did not vote probably do deserve everything they get, but the rest don’t. The children who don’t get enough to eat, the homeless, the elderly who live on as little as 600/mo, the vets, the immigrants who live on low wages and work hard. All these are hurt beyond the need. And to Toodles, toodle on somewhere else will you.

  20. If this was passed it would take money or at least cost more for the poor republicians to make money on their investments. So you see that is why this is never going to pass. I think we need to stop spending and let the economy take a dive. Stop investing stop helping them make their millions while we the average person can barely get by on our paychecks.

  21. If we are going to be pedantic you are right, but the GOP talking point coaches use a vast battery of carefully nuanced techniques. There is the Gish gallop variation, drown em in rapid fire bullsh1t (a Marsha Blackburn favorite) and the ‘talk loudly over anyone who tries to interrupt while keeping a big smile plastered on.’ Lets not forget our old pal $carah’s favorite ‘Argumentum ad hominem,’ don’t answer, simply attack.

    It is pointless to repeat conservative myths & lies, it just reinforces them. Equally pointless to attempt to reason with unreasonable people. Only thing that has a chance of working is to state your values with a reference to morals, always putting the positive first and keeping it very simple.

  22. This is what happens when you gerrymander a country and you have more Democrats who voted than Republicans and yet lost seats. You have a stupid party who somehow thinks it has got a mandate. And this will continue. They will focus on tax cuts for millionaires, corporations. Outlawing a woman’s right to choose will be up for a vote again. Obamacare will be up for a vote again. The destruction of the EPA will be up for a vote again. Then they’ll go after education, trying to shove charter schools down our throat….. this is the waste of time that will be the next two years. Because of a dimwit electorate and a lazy bunch of voters who just couldn’t be bothered to vote in the numbers to offset the cheating that is gerrymandering.

  23. New study shows the poor pay MORE in state/local taxes than the rich

    According to the study, in 2015 the poorest fifth of Americans will pay on average 10.9 percent of their income in state and local taxes, the middle fifth will pay 9.4 percent and the top 1 percent will average 5.4 percent.
    “Virtually every state’s tax system is fundamentally unfair,” the report concludes. “Unfair tax systems not only exacerbate widening income inequality in the short term, but they also will leave states struggling to raise enough revenue to meet their basic needs in the long term.”
    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/14/business/local-taxes-hit-lower-wage-earners-harder-study-finds.html?ref=business&_r=0

  24. Democrats need to be on the offense right now,too many positive things happening to ignore,really push the message that Repubs really don’t care about middle class folks and their families.Quit being COWARDS and back this this President and his accomplishments,quit running from these loonies.

  25. Who Pays?, A Distributional Analysis of the Tax Systems in All Fifty States (the fifth edition of the report), assesses the fairness of state and local tax systems by measuring the state and local taxes that will be paid in 2015 by different income groups as a share of their incomes. The report examines every state and the District of Columbia. It discusses important features of each state’s tax system and includes detailed state-by-state profiles that provide essential baseline data to help lawmakers understand the effect tax reform proposals will have on constituents at all income levels.
    http://www.itep.org/whopays/

    Click on the map for your state and see how you are being screwed for being poor and middle class

  26. Boehner u bastard -$^& up the middle class u moron – we need to get u out of there -u make 200,000 so u don’t care about the middle class (go golfing and get a tan-Please don’t cry…!!!!

  27. I TRIED to vote him out last election, but unfortunately, I was a few miles outside the jurisdiction line to be able to do just that. (Thanks to the recent REdistricting, that is…) I am embarrassed to say that yes, I live in the state for which he is the Senator, but he DEFINATELY is NOT the voice for THIS voter !!!

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