Democratic Minority Whip Calls for Middle Class Tax Hikes For Earners Over $34,999


No matter how often Obama plays his class warfare card, claiming that he’s only out to get the rich, the next step is Middle Class tax hikes.

The Government Class knows quite well that it can’t finance its operations without taxing the Working Class. The salami slice taxation has to move on.

Obama got his tax hike for the rich and it fixed absolutely nothing. The next step is to push the economy to the very brink and then demand a Middle Class tax hike. And some Democrats are already tipping their hand.

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., called for an income tax increase on the 99 percent of Americans whose rates did not go up under the fiscal cliff deal, a hike that he proposed alongside entitlement reforms as part of a “balanced” plan to resolve the country’s fiscal crisis.

“Closing loopholes is like getting rid of fraud, waste, and abuse — it sounds nice, until you’ve got to deal with it politically,” Hoyer said on MSNBC. “I was for the Clinton rates. I’m for the Clinton rates, today. Now, I wouldn’t phase in the Clinton rates immediately, because the economy is still trying to get back, so I would perhaps go at least another year until you get the full Clinton rates.”

A return to the Clinton tax rates would be a significant rate hike on 99 percent of Americans.

Anyone earning over $34,999 would be hit with a tax increase under Steyn Hoyer’s proposed Middle Class tax hike. And that’s just the beginning.

  • Gee

    The leftists seem to unwilling to rein in any spending but always on the hunt for taking more money from the working people

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Yup.

      There are never any real spending cuts. And the tax hikes keep moving further down.

    • Rifleman

      They sound like wimpy's politician cousin weasely, "I'll gladly give you a spending cut tomorrow for a tax increase today."

  • Rifleman

    The GOP traded lower rates for eliminating deductions. Now watch the rates right right back up without restoring the deductions. What amazes me is that the GOP is STILL trying to trade lower rates for eliminated deductions.

    I find it hard to believe the GOP is that stupid, so they must be playing us. The fact that they are acting like the possibility of having to cut $44 billion a year out of a $3.5 trillion a year 'budget' is some kind of disaster reinforces that notion.

    • DeDe

      It is not the GOP acting like the 44 billion is some kind of disaster! it is the Doom and Gloom DemocRATS! They are on every channel telling us that people will be trown out of job, lose food assistance, vacinations for children stopped, Air Traffic controllers layed off and on an on! I bet I seen 50 different Dem politicians doing it on TV just today! My god, they are the biggest thugs and crybabies the country has ever elected! I mean the minions and ObamaBots have elected!

  • richard johnston

    Praise God. If we aren'r going to go postal on spending we SHOULD increase tax rates on everyoen even those making less than the amount alluded to. IF we aren't going to go postal…

  • Ar'nun

    I lose one more nickel to the Government and I'm cashing out and going off the grid. Enough is enough already.

  • JoJoJams

    "Guns, God and Love" (folk song – first two verses)

    I was working real hard to make my living
    but I was barely making ends meet
    It seemed, every year, more and more of my pay
    went to feed some swine in D.C.

    But when I looked out in the streets I saw
    all the crime and the gangs and the drugs
    and then you had the d@mn audacity
    to want to take away my gun!

  • Shannon

    When did the tax hikes for the rich go in to effect? Isn't it a little premature to say that they "fixed absolutely nothing"? I am a proud conservative, I just do not like blanket statements that may not be true but help the author sound better.