April 14, 2010

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)

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