Marsha Blackburn has just issued a statement expressing her deep concerns about the national debt crossing the $20 Trillion mark. While we can have a rational discussion about how alarmed we should be about that, I feel the need point out that while Marsha regularly talks about "all talk and no action" where the debt is concerned, she's also championing a tax reform plan that blows a $3-7 Trillion hole in federal revenue while helping the rich and not America's workers, according to the nonpartisan Center on Budget & Policy Priorities.
I'm genuinely concerned Marsha doesn't realize there are two sides to the debt equation: Spending AND revenue. She seems only concerned with the spending part, but if you're in favor of giving HUGE tax breaks to the wealthy and corporations, it's hard to take your concerns about the debt as sincere.
Either Marsha doesn't realize less revenue --> more debt, or more likely she thinks WE don't realize it.
If Marsha truly cared about the debt, she would be talking about cutting spending and either raising taxes on the wealthy or at the very least leaving them alone. Only then would she be at least adhering to a consistent ideology.
I'd also like to point out that since 1952, the % of federal tax revenue we get from payroll taxes has tripled, while the % taken from corporations has gone down by a third.
This is a war being waged on the poor and the workers of Tennessee and the rest of America on behalf of corporations, and Marsha is a foot soldier in that battle. Help me stop her by sharing this post and inviting people to like our page, volunteering here on the site, or by donating what you can to our campaign.
It's time for something new.