Why Should the Unemployed Pay Taxes on Unemployment Benefits?
Barack Obama is pledging that, if he is elected President, he will temporarily suspend the requirement that Americans collecting unemployment benefits pay taxes on those benefits. Republicans – that’s a tax cut.
I’d like somebody to explain to me why people who have lost their jobs and are temporarily getting by by collecting unemployment benefits should have to give a portion of those benefits back to the government.
If Republicans really don’t like taxes, how come they’re not joining Barack Obama in opposing these unemployment taxes?