Democrats want to raise taxes — but only on red states! A Limerick

Democrats want to raise taxes — but only on red states!
Commentary Staff Writer, Washington Examiner
08/04/10 1:25 PM EDT
In today’s Wall Street Journal, they blow the lid off of a rather shocking proposal by Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., and four other members of New York’s House caucus:
One irony of the tax increase that arrives on January 1 is that it will hit residents of high-income, Democratic-leaning states like California, Connecticut, New Jersey and New York the hardest. This is a problem for pro-tax Democrats. Enter New York Representative Jerrold Nadler, who wants to exempt his own six-figure constituents from the tax hike he supports. Mr. Nadler’s bill would “require the IRS to adjust tax brackets proportionally in regions where the average cost of living is higher than the national average.”

In other words, the various tax brackets would apply to residents in certain regions at higher income levels versus other parts of the country. A family with an income of $50,000 or even $1 million in Manhattan would pay less federal income tax than a family with the same earnings in Omaha. The bill is called the Tax Equity Act, but a more accurate title would be the Blue State Tax Preference Act.
The Limerick:
In Blue States the taxes are higher.
And Tea Party fairness denier.
The Democrats state
To even the plate
Let tax cuts for Red States expire.


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