Orrin Hatch for insisting that the poor should contribute to the ailing economy and deficit.
HATCH: I hear how they’re [Democrats] so caring for the poor and so forth. The poor need jobs! And they also need to share some of the responsibility. Now we don’t want the really poor people who are in poverty to pay income taxes. But 51 percent of all households? And that’s going up by the way because of our friend down in the White House and his allies.
Again, I thought the Republicans were against taxes? But every time they notice that unemployed people aren’t paying federal income taxes (they’re paying all varieties of other taxes, like sales taxes, etc.) they suddenly become pro-tax. Funny how that works. Meanwhile, super-rich Wall Street people are responsible for this. Why are poor people, who had nothing to do with the recession, responsible for the solution? Orrin?