It seems that Democrats care about marching for everything, except for when it comes to taxes. A recently organized “tax march” rally was meant to happen on Capitol Hill Tuesday to coincide with the federal tax day, but hardly anyone showed up, reports Grabien News.
The few attendees who actually showed up were there to call for a repeal of the Republican’s recent tax reform package that passed last year. What’s worse is that most of the participants in this pathetic “march” were staffers from the lawmaker’s offices or union members.
Even despite big-name Democrats making an appearance, like Reps. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.), and Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) none of their so-called loyal bases could have bothered to show up.
Most of those who ‘participated’ were holding pre-printed signs and repeatedly chanted “throw them out!” Which isn’t as inventive as previous marches from liberals.
At the rally, Rep. Crowley suggested Republicans who supported the tax cut bill do not have a soul.
“We have to assume as people of faith they may have souls, but they didn’t demonstrate it when they passed this bill,” Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.). “Because what this is all a setup for is so they can go after Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. That’s the setup. That’s what this is all about.”
Keeping on this religious theme, Sister Simone Campbell argued that taxation equates to “holiness.”
“I as a person of faith am here on this policy because it is preying on our worst selves,” Campbell told a small crowd on Capitol Hill Tuesday. “It is challenging us to only think of me and mine, how much of a tax break did I get. I’m sorry, Pope Francis has made it abundantly clear last week that holiness, faith, engagement in a faith journey requires the commitment to the common good, not to the individual good only. So I stand up here saying I’m calling on a few people to act in a holy fashion. Isn’t that a radical tax rallying cry? Be holy. Be holy and care for the common good. Be holy and care for each other. Be holy and insist that everyone in our beloved nation, the richest nation on Earth, has access to healthcare, has access to quality education, has access to affordable, quality broadband service in our nation because everybody needs to be connected.”
If Democrats retake Congress, a priority will be raising taxes on all income groups by repealing the round of tax cuts Republicans passed earlier this year, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) also said on Tuesday.
It doesn’t look like Democrats will get anywhere with their tax repeal if this is the kind of support they will continue to receive.