What world do they live in?
Well, folks, if you earn $40,000 a year and have a family of two children, you don’t pay any taxes. So you probably, if you don’t pay any taxes, you are not going to get a very big tax cut.
So... I'm going to go ahead and give the benefit of the doubt, Mr. Speaker, that you meant they're not paying as much in taxes. Regardless, that comment shows you are completely out of touch with a significant portion of America. If you want further proof that folks consider you out of touch, check out the latest polls and maybe you'll understand why folks currently have more faith in the other party.
Further, if you're justifying giving money back to the folks who make obscene amounts of money (your $212,00 a year is considered quite high in comparison to the paychecks of everyone I know) on the basis that the family making $40,000 don't pay anything, what are you doing for that family? Why should they support you?
If you sincerely believe in your warped world-view that everything is peachy-keen for that family because they don't pay any taxes, you should find the nearest hospital and admit yourself. That family of four is faced with spiraling health care costs, gas costs, higher grocery bills, higher lending rates, higher college tuitions, etc.
Your average Joe American has pressing concerns - the report that American's savings versus spending ratio is below zero should be alarming. My wife and I are lucky in that we do not live paycheck to paycheck and we're doing everything we can to ensure that we never will - yet surprises happen. We want children someday - I cringe at the financial impact and pray we will continue to be blessed.
Folks, with the President's net worth somewhere near $7-20 million and the Vice President's at least $94.6 million, do you all really believe they at least understand the finances of those unfortunate enough to make less than $200,000 a year?
Unbelievable. I just think of the family that lived in the house before us - we still get their mail from the credit union. Just recently we received a whole rash of correspondence from there, and the curious side in me held up one to the light - they've overdrawn their balance. It happens to the best of us. The mother is a teacher, they have 4 children under the age of 10, I don't know what the father does, and through someone at church I heard the mother had unexpected yet serious surgery. I can't imagine the stress they're under.
Something has to give, but those thinking the miracle will happen with this Administration and Congress need their head checked.
(h/t to Vivian)