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First a note: Creeple stridently insist that it is they who really, really care for the poor and the underprivileged.

Tax Quotes A

Premise: A universal claim of creeple is that the rich keep getting richer while the poor keep getting poorer. This is mostly based on the belief that freeple tax cuts are “at the expense of the poor,” “stolen from the poor,” “on the backs of the poor,” “extracted from the poor,” “takes the hard-earned money of working Americans,” “reverse Robin Hood,” “stealing from the poor to give to the rich,” “at the expense of everyone else,” etc. See for yourself:

• ~Reverend Jesse Jackson made the phrase a key part of his run for president in 1984, saying that Reagan’s economic policies were “Robin Hood in reverse.”~ – CNBC

• ~The Reagan years, in fact, saw the phrase used repeatedly, with many on the left claiming Reagan’s 1981 tax reform was reverse Robin Hood-ism.~ – CNBC

• ~But a senior White House official was critical of Gingrich’s targeting of the earned income tax credit, saying that once again a Republican is proposing to pay for tax cuts that benefit the wealthy at the expense of the poor.~ – Creeple Clinton administration response to republican tax reform as reported by the Washington Post

• ~ “There has never been an administration in Washington before in history that has so dramatically favored the extremely rich people in this country at the expense of poor and working class families.”~ – Creeple Jimmy Carter about Bush 43’s tax cuts

Tax Quotes B

…………• ~The end result of current policies [tax cuts] will be a large-scale transfer of income from the middle class to the very affluent, in which about 80 percent of the population will lose and the bulk of the gains will go to people with incomes of more than $200,000 per year.~ – Creeple economist Paul Krugman, referring to President George W. Bush’s tax cuts

• ~ “Next time one of those conservative Senators comes to you and says he’s standing up for American values, ask him what values he’s upholding by giving tax cuts to the rich at the expense of the poor.”~ – Democratic Senator, creeple John Kerry

• ~ “It is Robin Hood in reverse. We are taking from the middle class and working families, and we are giving it to the wealthiest people in this country.”~ – Creeple Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders referring to an extension of the Bush tax cuts

• ~ “They’ll take food out of the mouths of children in order to give tax cuts to the wealthiest.”~ – Democratic House majority leader, creeple Nancy Pelosi about Republicans

• ~ “Many of you are well enough off that… the tax cuts may have helped you… We’re saying that for America to get back on track, we’re probably going to cut that short and not give it to you. We’re going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.”~ Hillary Clinton speaking to wealthy donors about reversing the Bush tax cuts

• ~Now, with the economy getting back on its feet, Mr. Obama attacked the demand by Republicans to make the lower tax rates permanent as emblematic of their plan to enrich the wealthy on the backs of the elderly and poor.~ – NY Times report on 2011 Obama creeple speech

Tax Quotes C

…………• ~ “That’s like Robin Hood in reverse — it’s Romney Hood.”~ – Creeple President Obama referring to presidential candidate Governor Mit Romney’s proposed tax cuts

Creeple have universally propagandized for over thirty years that tax cuts for the rich are always at the expense of the poor. Think about it. If tax cuts are not considered stolen from the poor what justification is there for creeple to steal them back from the rich with higher taxes?

And then think about this: Since creeple and sheeple believe that tax cuts are a result of theft, it is therefore a logical deduction that rich creeple and sheeple have been knowingly stealing from the poor whenever they have kept any of the three ongoing major tax cuts implemented over the last thirty years – the Reagan tax cuts, the Contract With America tax cuts, and the Bush tax cuts (and also included would be any state and municipal tax cuts). In fact, I have never heard of a creeple or a sheeple who has said that they disagree with the presumption that freeple tax cuts are at the expense of the poor in the over thirty years that the Democratic Party has been making this doctrinaire claim. Every rich creeple and sheeple today has either said it, donated money to its cause, applauded it, or affirmed it by not objecting to it when it has been used to raise money and support for the Democratic Party by demagoguing freeple tax cutting policies and freeple as greedy. In other words, there is not one rich creeple or sheeple today that should not be held up to this Democratic Party moral imperative: Every one of them are thieves as defined by their own demagogic dogma.

Creeple are always whining that white collar crime is not properly held to account in America and that the rich are always getting away with it. Well, here is the most egregious white collar crime ever perpetrated in America, by creeple, worth trillions of stolen dollars (according to creeple). Their own justice demands that they should pay it all back, with interest – and then pay a penalty as well. Of course, all voluntarily, because creeple really, really care for the poor and the unfortunate. Or do they really? (Numerous studies over the years have concluded that freeple are more charitable to the needy than sheeple and creeple. Freeple volunteer more, give more money, give more blood, and are more likely to give strangers directions, and give food or money to a homeless person.) It is not as if creeple just do not care for the poor and underprivileged – it is much worse than that! They deliberately and proactively steal from the poor (according to their own claims) and then they ostentatiously flaunt their stolen wealth in the faces of the poor with their mansions, private jets, luxury cars and flamboyant lifestyles.

Questions: Have you ever heard it reported that a rich creeple has said, “I received an extra $100,000 in tax cuts last year stolen from the poor, and I am writing a check to the Salvation Army to pay it all back.”? Neither have I.

Do you honestly think that Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Bernie Sanders, Nancy Pelosi, Jimmy Carter, Paul Krugman, Robert Reich, Michael Moore and the rest have paid back their stolen tax cuts (in their own minds) that they have benefited from for the last thirty years?

Do you still believe that creeple really, really care for the poor, or do they just use this supposed care for the poor as propaganda to empower themselves while they in their own minds continuously steal from the poor?

Tax Quotes DConundrum: Creeple and sheeple claim to really, really care for the poor and underprivileged. Since all tax cuts, whether for the middle class or the rich are the same money, it does not matter whether the money goes to the top 1% or the top 5% or the middle class – they would all be receiving stolen money according to creeple. So, how exactly do non-poor creeple and sheeple sleep at night when they know in their hearts according to their own claims that they have been stealing from those very same poor people for over thirty years?

[Besides the cognitive dissonance that you may now be feeling, I hope you are at least also a little angry for being duped by these thieving creeple charlatans.]

Explanation: Freeple know that tax cuts are not taken from the poor, so they don’t and shouldn’t have any guilt about keeping the tax cuts applied to them (tax cuts simply mean that taxpayers pay less of their own money to the government). But creeple and sheeple should feel guilty as hell for keeping what their own morals claim is stolen money. How do you think Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Bernie Sanders, Nancy Pelosi, Jimmy Carter, Paul Krugman, Robert Reich, and Michael Moore can sleep at night? How do you sleep at night? Are you feeling guilty? Or maybe now you are just feeling suckered for believing in hypocritical creeple propaganda.

[Listen to what creeple say – and then watch what they do.]

Conclusion: Creeple don’t care about the poor. They care about deceiving sheeple – and keeping that supposedly stolen money! And where does a lot of that stolen money go? A lot gets donated to the Democratic Party. If the Democratic Party actually cared for the poor and the underprivileged (as they so arrogantly claim), it would have a policy of not accepting campaign contributions from anyone who had not paid back their supposedly stolen tax cuts. The Democratic Party is run on what they themselves claim is stolen money from the poor! Shameless hypocrisy! The Democratic Party should pay it all back as well.

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Update – the following quotes have all been made since mid-2017, illustrating that this creeple doctrinaire thinking is now stronger than ever:

~ “One of the biggest transfers of wealth in our history. Robin Hood in reverse.”~ Nancy Pelosi describing the tax breaks included in the Obamacare repeal bill, American Health Care Act

~ “The American Health Care Act (AHCA) plays Robin Hood in reverse.”~ NEA President Lily Eskelsen García

~ “If enacted, this bill will stand as the biggest assault on ordinary Americans — and the largest Robin-Hood-in-reverse transfer of income up the income scale, from low- and middle-income families to those at the top — in our country’s modern history.”~ Robert Greenstein, founder and President of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities on the American Health Care Act

~ “This heartless and callous bill, with 24 million plus people being thrown off of their health care and reverse Robin Hood of stealing from the poor or the seniors laying in their bed…”~ Democratic Congressional Representative, Sheila Jackson Lee on the American Health Care Act

~ “In short, Meadows [leader of the Republican House Freedom Caucus] wants to turn the AHCA, already a vehicle for an enormous upward redistribution of wealth, into an even more egregious reverse-Robin Hood scheme.”~ Justin Miller in The American Prospect

~ “It’s a reverse Robin Hood. It’s a steal from the poor to give to the rich, and even steal from working families to give huge tax cuts for the wealthiest among us…”~ Democratic Congressional Representative, Kathy Castor

~ Trump’s Tax Plan Is a Reverse Robin Hood Ploy~ Huffington Post column headline

~ Insurance Commissioner: ‘Trumpcare Is a Case of Robin Hood in Reverse’~ Seattle Weekly headline

~ The Republican replacement plan: Robin Hood in reverse~ NJ.com headline

~ ‘Robin hood in reverse’: GOP health plan gives break to wealthy~ WRAL.com headline

~ GOP Health Plan Is Robin Hood in Reverse~ U.S News and World Report headline

~ “Put it all together, and the Republicans are preparing to gut health coverage for millions of Americans in order to fund a tax cut for the rich.”~ Michael Hiltzik of the LA Times

~ “Trumpcare does the opposite. It benefits the rich — substantially — at the expense of the poor.”~ Rex Huppke of the Chicago Tribune

~ Rick Wilson: Beware ‘compromise’ that takes from poor, gives to rich~ headline in Charleston Gazette-Mail referring to a proposed income tax cut in West Virginia

~ “They [Republicans] have to find money to give to the rich in tax cuts. And what could be a more tempting place to get it from than sick people?”~ Tom Toles writing in the Washington Post

~ Here’s why Republicans have no problem crushing the poor and sick to help the ultra-rich~ RawStory headline referring to Republican tax cuts

~ “That’s fundamentally w hat all this is about. Killing the poor to give to the rich. As usual.”~ Joan McCarter writing for the Daily Kos in reference to the American Health Care Act

~ “By its measure, the bill amounts to a reverse Robin Hood situation. The poor lose and the rich win.”~ Jim Tankersley writing for Vox about the American Health Care Act

~ “It’s reverse Robin Hood, in plain view.”~ John Cassidy writing for the New Yorker about the American Health Care Act

~ “It’s contemptible that Mooney, Jenkins and McKinley voted to hurt West Virginia’s people, just to give a tax boon to the privileged 1 percent, who need no help. Taking from the poor to give to the rich is called ‘reverse Robin Hood.'”~ editorial by the Charleston Gazette-Mail

~ “At its core, Trumpcare is a massive tax break for the wealthiest of Americans, with the Republican Congress playing the role of a ‘reverse Robin Hood’: robbing health care from millions of Americans in order to hand out $600 billion in tax breaks to our country’s richest people and largest corporations.”~ Democratic Congressman, Jared Huffman

~ “The American Health Care Act (AHCA) plays Robin Hood in reverse.”~ Dr. Jack Ende, president of the American College of Physicians

~ Republican Economics Takes from the Poor and Gives to the Rich~ headline in The Good Men Project blog

~ “Ryan transfers money from the HEALTHCARE FOR POOR PEOPLE WHO ACTUALLY NEED IT TO SURVIVE account and deposits it into MONEY TO BE GIVEN BACK TO RICH PEOPLE WHO HAVEN’T LOOKED AT A PRICE TAG IN DECADES IF EVER account.”~ Jack Moore writing for GQ

~ “The AHCA, in other words, isn’t a health care bill as much as it is a vehicle for upward redistribution, taking from the bottom to give to the very top.”~ Jamelle Bouie, Slate chief political correspondent

~ “The reason I am especially sensitive to this sort of draconian action, which some have called a “Reverse Robin Hood” budget is that it does, indeed, rob from the poor to give massive tax cuts to the rich.”~ Ron Isana writing for CNBC

~ “The proposed Trump budget, unveiled Tuesday, is a kind of reverse Robin Hood agenda, making $1 trillion in cuts to social programs while offering a cornucopia of tax breaks to the wealthiest Americans.”~ Joel Connelly writing for SeattlePI

~ Trump’s budget: “a reverse Robin Hood agenda”~ Al Dia News headline

~ “It’s a reverse Robin Hood on a scale unseen anywhere other than an Ayn Rand novel.”~ Matt O’Brien writing for the Washington Post about the 2017 Trump budget proposal

~ “Fiscally and socially, the Trump proposal is a reverse Robin Hood.”~ Albert R. Hunt writing for Bloomberg about the 2017 Trump budget proposal

~ “In fact, this stands as the most radical, Robin-Hood-in-reverse budget that any modern President has ever proposed.”~ Robert Greenstein writing for the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities about the 2017 Trump budget proposal

~ “We’ve explained that President Trump’s 2018 budget is the most radical, Robin-Hood-in-reverse budget that any modern President has ever proposed”~ Chuck Marr writing for Common Dreams

~ “It’s a “reverse Robin Hood agenda,” says the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a left-leaning think tank that is one of the top voices for low-income Americans in Washington.”~ CNN Money

~ “Robin Hood in reverse-stealing from those most vulnerable while rewarding those who already have the most,” said U.S. Rep. Donald McEachin (D-Va.).~ Reported in afro.com about the 2017 Trump budget proposal

~ “A more accurate description would be a Reverse Robin Hood budget that takes money from the poor, the middle classes, the neediest in society and uses it to cut the taxes of the Trumps and their mega-wealthy friends.”~ Douglas Bloomfield writing for the Jewish Journal about the 2017 Trump budget proposal

~ “It is a reverse Robin Hood budget that focuses on supporting bullets and billionaires while abandoning low-income grade-schoolers and grandmothers.”~ Maria Cardona writing for The Hill about the 2017 Trump budget proposal

~ “Trump’s first proposed budget was characterized as “Robin Hood in reverse” by one critic, and that’s an understatement.”~ the editorial board of The News and Observerl about the 2017 Trump budget proposal

~ “Maya MacGuineas, the President of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB), credits the administration for setting an ambitious fiscal goal but believes the “reverse Robin-Hood budget that the administration has put forth skirts deeper issues stemming from Social Security and Medicare,” she told CBS News.”~ WSAW-TV

~ “Coupled with the administration’s proposed $5.5 trillion tax cut that disproportionately benefits the wealthy, budget experts are calling this budget proposal a gift to the rich, paid for in large part by knee-capping spending aimed at helping low and middle-income families—a “reverse Robin Hood agenda” according to the left-leaning Center for Budget and Policy Priorities.”~ Hannah Levintova writing for Mother Jones about the 2017 Trump budget proposal

~ Others describe it as “reverse Robin Hood” for slashing $3.6 trillion from assistance programs while increasing defense spending.~ Lucy Bayly writing for NBC News about the 2017 Trump budget proposal

~ Critics call the spending blueprint “Robin Hood in reverse.”~ Scott Horsley writing for NPR about the 2017 Trump budget proposal

~ Robert Greenstein, president of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, slammed the proposal as “the most radical, Robin-Hood-in-reverse budget that any modern President has ever proposed.”~ reported in the Business Insider about the 2017 Trump budget proposal

~ “Businesses and the nation’s wealthiest are the only ones who would benefit from this Robin Hood in Reverse proposal, which takes from the poor to give to the rich.”~ Democrat Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson about the 2017 Trump budget proposal

~ “It’s a massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the richest people in America.”~ President Obama about the Senate healthcare reform bill

~ “The Republican ‘health care’ bill cuts health care for people in need to give [tax] cuts to millionaires.”~ Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) about the Senate healthcare reform bill

~ “I’ve read the Republican ‘health care’ bill. This is blood money. They’re paying for tax cuts with American lives.”~ Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) about the Senate healthcare reform bill

~ “They are taking from the working families and the poor and they are giving to the rich.”~ Bernie Sanders about the Trump tax cuts proposal

~ “The Republican budget, which will likely be debated on the floor of the Senate this week, is the Robin Hood principle in reverse. It takes from those in need and gives to those who are already living in incredible opulence.”~ Bernie Sanders

~ “Cutting taxes, after all, is what Republicans believe they were put on earth to do, and if there’s anything that can bring a group of conservatives together, it’s pulling a reverse Robin Hood.”~ Bess Levin writing for Vanity Fair

~ The Republican tax reform plan gives more to rich people and corporations, with middle- and lower-income Americans paying for it, Richard Trumka said. Billionaire investor Tom Steyer agreed, calling it a “reverse Robin Hood.”~

~ It is Robin Hood in reverse: Take from the poor (or, in this case, the 99 percent) and give to the rich.~ Huffington Post about proposed Republican budget

~ Republicans have sold the plan as a “once-in-a-generation” opportunity to overhaul an outdated tax system while Democrats have called it “ Robin Hood in reverse”.~ The Guardian

~ U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Missouri, called the GOP repeal initiative “reverse Robin Hood-ism at its best.~ In regard to a repeal of the death tax

~ “This cruel and heartless tax bill is Robin Hood in reverse – it steals from struggling families and gives to the rich.”~ Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D) referring to proposed Republican tax cut plan

~ “We are facing a crisis of wealth and income disparities in America and Republicans have the audacity to propose a modern day reverse Robin Hood tax system that will only widen the gap between the haves and the have-nots.”~ Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Louisiana Rep. Cedric Richmond (D)

~ “Despite Republican assertions that the bill will benefit the middle class, it will actually be the opposite. It creates a sort of reverse Robin Hood effect by taking from the poor and middle class in order to give more tax cuts to the rich and big corporations.”~ Rebecca Gilbert, Oxfam America, referring to proposed Republican tax cut plan

~Republicans are poised to pass a reverse Robin Hood tax plan that lavishes benefits on corporations and the very wealthy at the expense of Americans just trying to get by.~ Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers

~It is a reverse Robin Hood piece of legislation that will make life demonstrably worse for tens of millions of Americans.~ Jay Willis writing in GQ about the Trump tax cuts legislation

~This is reverse Robin Hood at its worst.~ Peter Fenn writing in USNews about the Trump tax cuts legislation

~ “It is a reverse Robin Hood, a Trojan horse, or, put simply, a slap in the face of the American people.”~ Democratic representative Dina Titus about the Trump tax cuts legislation

~ “It is outrageous that Republicans chose to gift a giant holiday tax break to big corporations and the wealthiest Americans at the expense of middle-class families.”~ Democratic representative Ruben Kihuen about the Trump tax cuts legislation

~ “Congressional Republicans have voted to give billionaires and giant corporations a massive tax cut at the expense of hardworking Nevada families.”~ Democratic representative Jacky Rosen about the Trump tax cuts legislation

~GOP gave to the rich, took from the poor~ NorthJersey headline about the Trump tax cuts legislation

~Tax bill steals from the poor, gives to the rich~ Watertown Daily Times headline about the Trump tax cuts legislation

~Steal from the poor. Give to the rich.~ Liberal advocacy group UltraViolet about the Trump tax cuts legislation

~This kind of “reverse Robin Hood” upward distribution has become the unifying goal of the Republican Party.~ Vanessa Williamson writing in the Washington Post about the Trump tax cuts legislation

~Whether it’s … passing a Robin Hood in reverse tax bill that steals from the poor and gives to the rich, people in power are doing their best to do their worst.~ Manchester Journal about the Trump tax cuts legislation

~Like Bizarro Robin Hood, it steals from the poor and middle class and hands over the loot to corporations and the wealthy.~ Michael Harriot writing in The Root about the Trump tax cuts legislation

~Where did they learn that acting as Robin Hood in reverse by denying the poor and powerless child the basic survival needs of food and shelter to give to the wealthy and powerful is acceptable?~ Marian Wright Edelman writing in the Jacksonville Free Press about the Trump tax cuts legislation

~Shamelessly, Paul Ryan says next on their agenda is reducing entitlements, defining “reverse Robin Hood,” robbing the poor to give to the rich.~ Jack Neworth writing in the Santa Monica Daily Press

~Eliminating this deduction would be purely reverse Robin Hood – taking from the already cash-strapped in order to finance large tax cuts for corporations and the extremely wealthy.~ Atlas Novack writing in the Santa Monica Mirror about the Trump tax cuts legislation

~This is no time to stop raising our voices in defiance of the Robin-Hood-in-reverse drive to steal from the poor to give to the rich.~ Alan Maass and Hana Lee writing in the Socialist Worker about the Trump tax cuts legislation

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