Republicans Falsely Claim to Hate Bureaucracy
Republicans say they hate big government - but the truth is that they're totally fine with bureaucracy... as long as it's demonizing poor people.
Case in point: the plan House conservatives are now pushing that would require anyone who applies for an Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) to get an audit before receiving their check from the government.
Ostensibly - this audit system will stop people from cheating the government - but as Catherine Rampbell points out in the Washington Post:
"It would impose huge administrative burdens on low-income workers....[and] At a time when Republicans are flogging tax simplification, this would make tax preparation infinitely more complicated. Unless, of course, the goal is to discourage poor people from applying for the EITC in the first place."
Doesn't this just go to show what a sham right-wing "big government" rhetoric is?
As I said, conservatives are totally fine with bureaucracy... as long as it's demonizing poor people and making their lives people.