House Majority leader Rep. Eric Cantor of VA recently proposed a $46 billion tax to small business with less than 500 employees. It amounts to an extra 20% deduction to help spur economic growth.
But the Dems are having none of it.
From a DCCC release, 4-3-12 "Cantor Advertising His Tax Break for the Ultra Wealthy":
“Republican Leader Eric Cantor is trying to defend the most out-of-touch priorities there are — more tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires instead of protecting the middle class and seniors,” said Jesse Ferguson of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.Ferguson then works in the celebrity angle. Continuing:
“Cantor’s got a tax cut to benefit Paris Hilton, Larry Flynt and even the Kardashians but he can’t be bothered to protect Medicare for the middle class and seniors. There’s not enough TV time to buy that can defend those wrong priorities.”The release cites a Roll Call report that drags Romney into the list of "Sports Teams, Celebrities, Smut Peddlers" that would benefit.
Cantor’s proposal also would have some surprising beneficiaries, including: Oprah Winfrey, Morgan Freeman, Paris Hilton, Heidi Montag, Tiger Woods and Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe Kardashian. Additionally, Vivid Entertainment, Larry Flynt, and Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital all stand to benefit from Cantor’s proposal. [Huffington Post, 2/17/12; Roll Call, 3/27/12]Exit question - Are they not attacking some of their own constituencies here? Younger Democrat women tend to be a big demographic for supermarket tabloid celebs.
Photo credits - Kim Kardashian fan blogspot, Sheknows.com