Economist Robert Reich warns GOP against ‘refusing a tax cut’ for the 98 percent

The Left made quite a fuss over Mitt Romney’s suggestion that President Obama won votes by promising “gifts,” such as college loan forgiveness and free contraceptives, to different constituencies. That’s not stopping the administration and its supporters, though, from encouraging taxpayers to imagine all the goodies they could buy with the $2,000 Obama wants to send them in the form of tax cuts and share those wish lists with hashtags like #My2K and #2200Dollars.

We haven’t taken any of Robert Reich’s courses at Berkeley, so in our ignorance we’re still wondering how an extension of current tax rates counts as a cut. These people are scratching their heads too.

Graduates of the Reich school of thought are glad to know, on behalf of the starving, that the anti-American GOP is on its way out.

That’s right, vote Democrat — where if you’re lucky enough, you get to enter the middle class and stay in the middle class.

  • BobC

    Reduce tax rates for 100%!! There’s a novel idea! Shrink government!!

  • Steve_J

    Robert Reich, now there’s a guy the Repbulicans should go to for advice 24/7/365.

  • Jack Deth

    I have a great idea. Besides having the uber annoying and ass backwardly Keynesian Robert reich dispensing ideas no one wants to hear.

    How about declaring a state and federal tax holiday throughout January and February?
    That was the people can save up a little more money. Only to have it taken from them through Dem/Liberal inspired, Obama approved tax increases come January and when the anvil drops on April 15th, 2013?

  • louisiana_mom

    Tax cuts? What tax cuts? Either taxes remain where they have been for 10 years or they go up… there is NO CUTS! idiots!

  • my preciousss!!

    gollum is bloviating again. hisss precioussss tax cutssss!

  • Rulz

    ‘I wish GOP voters were only 2%. I can’t understand how they keep getting the “poor white trash sic[people]” to vote for them.”

    Not in Minnesota, Iowa, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Vermont, Maine, Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania

    • TheOriginalDonald

      sad but true here in the Municipality Formerly Known As The TAx U 2 Death State

    • chicagorefugee

      Apparently, disparaging people with racial slurs gets their votes. Who knew?

  • disappearing moderate

    Why can’t dems understand that when rates go up, investment slows so even with a higher rate, revenue decreases. They also can’t seem to wrap their heads around investment money being money already earned and taxed which gets taxed again with cap gains tax. The only new tax I favor is an entertainment tax like the one that helped finance WWII. No need to tax tickets or theater owners, but a 20% tax on film makers would help. Hollywood libs all say they want to pay more taxes so I think they should.

  • DaleVM14W

    More T.J.B. from Robert Reich.

  • Jim Denney

    Please go easy on Reich … he’s on a bad trip due to overdosing on human growth hormone.

  • stuckinIL4now

    “That’s right, vote Democrat — where if you’re lucky enough, you get to enter the middle class and stay in the middle class.”

    You mean if you’re lucky enough to climb as high so as to hit the middle class.

    • BeeKaaay

      Only cronies are allowed to enter the middle class or above.

  • BeeKaaay

    Who cares what Robert ThirdReich says.

  • Gallatin

    robby what is wrong with leaving in place the Bush tax RATES for 100% of American taxpayers? If obowmao is so concerned about the the 98% why doesn’t he present an actual tax cut proposal for the 98%?

  • LordLieutenant

    Superb. Let the Left get all their talking points out on the economic and social benefits of tax cuts.

    Then start a #MY8k campaign.

  • digitalPimple

    I don’t understand the position of the Dems and left. Our government needs additional funds, they should be happy to toss in their $2200 to fund it. Whats the problem???

  • digitalPimple

    If the liberals and Democrats refuse to hand over their #my2k / $2200 they must hate science, clean air and water, and womens health. Our government needs $$$ Time to fork it over no??

  • Everybodys All American

    Reich you bitched and moaned about the Bush tax cuts were only for the rich for years and years. Now when it’s your guy in office you need to keep them. No one trusts your ilk and now it’s time to make you see the error of your ways.

  • TocksNedlog

    More lies in 140 characters than most people tell all day.

  • chicagorefugee

    Repeal the Hollywood tax cuts!