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Friday, March 13, 2009

Media and GOP Team Up to Con the Public

CRY ME A RIVER

This is ridiculous. The media has been obsessing about President Obama's plan to roll back the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans—from 35% to 39.6%—even suggesting that makes him a SOCIALIST. 

But do you know what tax rate the wealthiest Americans paid on the top portion of their earnings at the end of Ronald Reagan's first term?
50%.

Under Richard Nixon?
70%. Under Dwight Eisenhower? 91%!

Shocking, right?

And for all the whining about rolling back Bush's irresponsible tax cuts, the truth is that O
bama's plan cuts taxes for 95% of working Americans who are struggling to make ends meet. Further, it closes huge tax loopholes for oil companies, hedge funds and corporations that ship jobs overseas so that we can invest in the priorities that will get our economy back on track.

Set the Record Straight

Republicans are distorting the facts, and we need to set the record straight: Obama's budget asks far less of the rich than President Reagan or Nixon did.

Pass this chart on to your friends, so everyone knows the facts.

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