Rand Paul accuses Democrats of raising taxes just to ‘stick it to those rich people’

In a passionate Monday speech on the Senate floor, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul railed against the notion of raising taxes on the wealthy, and expressed doubts that doing so in a “fiscal cliff” deal would actually help pay off the debt at all.

“You may not get any more revenue,” the Kentucky Republican said. “You may not get any more economic growth. But you can say, ‘I stuck it to the rich people.’”

In his floor speech, Paul suggested Democrats are insisting on raising taxes on the wealthy because they “campaigned against rich people” in 2012 and “got enough envy whipped up in the country.”

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“Democrats Are Like Bank Robbers” Who Want to Raise Taxes on Everyone

The Largest Tax Increase Since World War II

Fully going over the fiscal cliff would be the largest tax increase since World War II, according to the Tax Foundation and will result in the highest top tax rates in decades. They’ve composed a chart tracking marginal rates since 1954. Take a look at the end, and the size of the jump projected in tax rates:

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Obama Claims Job Growth as Food Stamp Rolls Explode

President Barack Obama says job growth is rising like a rocket, so why aren’t food stamp enrollments sinking like a stone?

Mr. Obama claims he has created 33 months of job growth, but an analysis by Breitbart News finds that food stamp enrollments have grown for 40 months. Indeed, throughout Mr. Obama’s presidency, monthly food stamp enrollments have never declined by more than 1%.

Breitbart News analyzed monthly food stamp enrollment figures published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. To date, the Obama Administration has released 45 months-worth of enrollment figures for the food stamp program (officially known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP). Only five times has the number of food stamp recipients been less than the month prior, and only then by less than 1%.

When Mr. Obama was sworn into office in January 2009, 31,983,716 individuals received food stamps. That number climbed steadily for 28 consecutive months to 45,410,683. Then, in June 2011, it ebbed slightly by 226,756, a drop of less than 1%. In October 2011 and January, February, and April 2012, the figures dipped fractionally from the month prior, but then resumed their rise.

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DEARBORNISTAN: Where most of the Muslim population are entitlement whores who hate America


DeMint Blasts Boehner’s ‘800 Billion Tax Hike’

The DC political world thrives by obfuscating and making things seem more complicated than they actually are. The entire government edifice is built on buzz-words and euphemisms intended to obscure that’s happening. When Speaker Boehner promotes a Democrat-inspired “balanced approach” that increases federal revenues he’s doing one very simple thing; he’s raising taxes.

Thankfully, we still have Sen. Jim DeMint:

Speaker Boehner’s $800 billion tax hike will destroy American jobs and allow politicians in Washington to spend even more, while not reducing our $16 trillion debt by a single penny.

[I]f neither party leadership is going to put forward a serious plan to balance the budget and pay down the debt, we should end this charade. We can stop the fiscal cliff with the bill that House Republicans already passed that simply extends the current tax rates and replaces the defense cuts with reductions in wasteful spending.

Speaker Boehner has the gavel in large part because conservatives across the country rose up in opposition to stimulus, bailouts, rampant government spending and ObamaCare. The Republican presidential nominee lost a narrow election, while voters maintained GOP control of the House.

They did not reelect House Republicans to raises taxes. Every move Speaker Boehner and the House Republican leadership has made as been a play to appease the Democrat-Media industrial complex and seem “reasonable.” Of course, “reasonable” to the complex means increasing taxes with no meaningful spending cuts.

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Breaking News: People Like the Government Giving Them Other People’s Money

To paraphrase the estimable Yogi Berra – it’s like deja vu all over, and over, and over, and over again.

The Jurassic Press media is enraptured with a certain story.

Chevrolet Volt tops Consumer Reports Owner-Satisfaction Survey for the 2nd straight year

Chevy Volt tops Owner-Satisfaction Survey

Chevy Volt tops Consumer Reports annual owner satisfaction survey

Everywhere you turn, there is an incessantly recurring Media theme.

Chevy Volt Tops Consumer Reports Survey, Again

Survey Finds Chevy Volt Best for Owner Satisfaction 2 Years in a Row

Chevy Volt tops Consumer Reports most-loved car survey again

It seems the Chevrolet Volt has for the second year in a row topped a Consumer Reports satisfaction survey.

Chevy Volt again tops Consumer Reports Owner-Satisfaction Survey

Chevy Volt Wins Again Consumer Reports’ Ranking

Chevy Volt tops most-loved car survey again

And the Press can’t get enough of issuing General Motors (GM) press releases.

Survey Finds Chevy Volt Best for Owner Satisfaction 2 Years in a Row

Chevy Volt named most satisfying car in Consumer Reports survey

Chevy Volt owners are most satisfied, says Consumer Reports

You may also have seen this incessantly run Chevy Volt television advertisement featuring “satisfied” Volt owners.

“I go to the gas station such a small amount that I forget how to put gas in my car.”

Left out of all of these “news” items – and the ad – is the gi-normous Chevy Volt government money back story.

A story which sounds a lot like the Obama Phone. Or Obama Bucks.

Or liking President Barack Obama “because he gives me stuff.” Or because (you think) “I won’t have to worry about putting gas in my car. I won’t have to worry about paying my mortgage. You know, if I help (Obama), he’s going to help me.”

Here’s a shocking news flash: People like government klepto-conduits giving them Other People’s Money.

And the Chevy Volt is a rolling, multi-billion dollar Obama Bucks-mobile.

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‘Welfare Nation’: The Sad Truth

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich during the Republican presidential primaries often referred to President Barack Obama as the “food stamp president,” a charge that was met with piercing and outraged cries of “racism!”

“Over here you have a policy which, with Reagan and me as speaker, created millions of jobs — it’s called paychecks. Over here you have the most successful food stamp president in American history, Barack Obama,” Gingrich said.

Supposed “racist dog whistles” aside, it should be noted that Gingrich is not the first person to voice concern over the expansion of our so-called “welfare nation.”

But is this concern warranted? That is, is the growth of the welfare state really something we need to worry about?

Considering the fact that for every 1.65 employed persons in the private sector, one person currently receives welfare assistance and the fact that for every 1.25 employed persons in the private sector, one person currently receives welfare assistance or works for the government, we’d say “yes.”

“[It] is now more lucrative — in the form of actual disposable income — to sit, do nothing, and collect various welfare entitlements, than to work,” Zero Hedge grimly notes.

As the below chart from Gary Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, confirms, staying on government welfare has indeed become a lucrative gig for many.

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