What’s the difference between Democrats and Republicans?
Most people say: Democrats are for raising taxes. And Republicans are for cutting taxes.
And they’re dead wrong. Both parties want to cut taxes. The big difference is: Who do they want to cut taxes for?
Now we know.
President Obama – as part of the stimulus – already cut taxes for 95 percent of working families. Which most Republicans opposed.
Now, he wants to cut taxes for the middle class again. By extending last year’s cut in the payroll tax.
But, once again, Republicans oppose it. They oppose any tax cut for the middle class, for working families, for 98 percent of Americans – while they continue to support President Bush’s tax cut for the wealthiest two percent of Americans.
And there you have the difference between the two major parties.
For Democrats, it’s give tax breaks to the middle class and make the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes.
For Republicans, it’s screw the middle class and give tax breaks to the very rich.
I’m glad I’m a Democrat.
That’s my parting shot for today. I’m Bill Press.