NRO Senior Editor Jay Nordlinger: Reagan 'Welcomed Wetbacks'

Targetpractice7/16/2012 5:49:35 pm PDT

re: #333 goddamnedfrank

What it would do is destroy the myth that it’s exclusively lower income earners who comprise the 48% or so of federal income tax payers who pay net zero. The last thing the GOP wants is for red state rubes to understand the actual mechanics and structure of the tax system they pay into.

I think it’s more they know the average rube won’t understand how taxes actually work and will, when they see zero or just above paid in taxes during the height of the Recession, they’ll flip out. Remember that he’s already taken some heat just for the one year he’s released that show him paying something like 14-15% in taxes. It comes out that, while millions were losing their jobs or facing foreclosure, he was drawing in thousands or even millions of dollars with zero taxes paid, Peoria will want his head.