Now that House Republicans have officially claimed the mantle as the part of tax raisers – passing a massive tax hike on 15 million working class Americans this week, they’ve drawn the ire of religious leaders across America. Sixty faith leaders penned a letter to GOP leadership – urging them to not let tax credits expire that help working class families.
In legislation voted on this week, Republicans called for the elimination of the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit. In other words, Republicans repealed tax breaks for the working class, while not touching a single tax break that let’s a corporation like GE pay nothing in taxes – or gives an oil corporation like ExxonMobil billions in tax subsidies.
The faith leaders called the move, “simply unconscionable.” Republicans like to claim the Party of moral values, but there’s nothing pious about making the poor sacrifice so that the rich can get richer.