On April 15th, Tea Partiers Will Protest. What Are They Protesting? Tax Cuts?

April 15th marks the first year of the Tea Party Tax Day protests, brought to you by Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, and Rick "Let's Have a Tea Party" Santelli. The original purpose was to protest "high taxes and big government".

On Thursday, a reprise is scheduled to take place across the country, but I can't help but wonder exactly what they're protesting. This page lists the average tax cuts for the nation, and then breaks them down by state.

Overall, everyone got a little piece of the tax cut pie this year. In Arizona, home of newly-conservative John McCain and the even more conservative John Kyl, the average combined tax cut was -$1,023. In Oklahoma, that state threatening to declare war on overtaxation, the average tax cut was -$1,098. In Alaska, -$1,096.

98% of working families received a tax cut in this country. Ninety-eight percent. Every state's average tax cut was similar. So tell me again: What is it they're protesting?

(h/t Daily Kos)

Comments

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Please refer to our Terms of Service for information on our posting policy.