Reuters Votes Early: "Republicans Are For Rich People, Against Good People"



Yeah, I know… why should we be surprised? But it usually isn’t THIS blatant! The story is supposedly about Congressional Republicans’ “new spine” and their plans to block the selective Obama tax increases (also known as the sunsetting of the Bush tax cuts).

The story text isn’t quite as left-leaning as the headline:

In a political gambit, Senate Republican Leader Mitch
McConnell proposed a freeze on all tax brackets, insisting that
cuts for wealthier Americans, as well as for the middle class,
must be kept in place. [ED NOTE: So why is the photo not of Mitch McConnell, but John “Too Tan” Boehner? Ah, life’s unanswered questions…]

“I’m introducing legislation today that ensures that no one
in this country will pay higher income taxes next year than
they are right now,” McConnell said on the Senate floor.

With control of the Senate, Democrats should be able to
dictate whether there is a vote on the tax question ahead of
the election but it is far from clear if they have enough party
unity on the issue. McConnell may be hoping for enough
defectors to bring his measure to the floor.