Sometimes, the Republicans are thier own worst enemies. Given the state of the Dems these days, we should be thankful. I have always observed that if you give the Republicans a rope they will happily hang themselves, and even in the current climate, they’ve done more than enough to earn a rope rash. One has to wonder how a politician even makes a statement like this in public ~ much less on the floor of the House of Representatives ~ given the current political climate:
During a late session last night, Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) made a stunning claim on the House floor: Well, folks, if you earn $40,000 a year and have a family of two children, you don?t pay any taxes. So you probably, if you don?t pay any taxes, you are not going to get a very big tax cut.
Now, even if he was absolutely spot-on right about this (he’s not), this is the kind of statement that is just killer with the middle classs. After all, what is it that the Republicans constantly use as a wedge with the middle class? Why, the fact that they’re being taxed too much, that’s what. Oops. I guess Dennie just let the cat out of the bag on that one! Turns out, the middle class doesn’t pay any taxes at all!
It would be more accurate to say that the middle class doesn’t pay any taxes that Dennie Hastert cares about. Hence, Dennie says, “let them eat cake!”
I’ve taken the liberty of throwing the video of this little dustup into a vBlog window:
Click here to watch Dennie Hastert make an ass out of himself
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