by Jon Ponder
Hereâ€™s more proof that this â€œnewâ€ crop of Republican leaders in Washington â€” Boehner, Cantor, McConnell, DeMint and the rest â€” are the same Bush rubberstampers whose stealthy war on the middle class in the 2000s transferred more of the nationâ€™s wealth up from the nationâ€™s entrepreneurial class to the GOPâ€™s corporate sponsors and their friends, the idle rich, and whose policies caused the economy to crash in September 2008, barely a month before they were turned out of Congress by the voters.
This year they managed to fool swing voters into believing they have changed â€” that they are against deficits, against spending, against big government â€” but as this chart clearly shows, their hidden agenda has not changed:
A Republican plan to extend tax cuts for the rich would add more than $36 billion to the federal deficit next year â€” and transfer the bulk of that cash into the pockets of the nationâ€™s millionaires, according to a congressional analysis released Wednesday.
New data from the nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation show that households earning more than $1 million a year would reap nearly $31 billion in tax breaks under the GOP plan in 2011, for an average tax cut per household of about $100,000.
Hereâ€™s a chart so simple that even a tea bagger can understand it, followed by an explainer segment on the chart from MSNBCâ€™s Rachel Maddow Show: