James W. Loewen, in his article in the Washington Post, entitled, “Five Myths About Why the South Seceded,” added this gem to his article:
So poor white Southerners supported slavery then, just as many low-income people support the extension of George W. Bush’s tax cuts for the wealthy now.
Nice, right? This hack tries to equate lower tax rates to supporting slavery. I can only imagine what he was smoking at the time he came up with that little ditty. I suppose he doesn’t bother checking things like, oh I don’t know, facts. Please refer to the chart on this previous post. Oh those greedy people making between 26,250 and 32,550 in Adjusted Gross Income struggling to pay bills and feed their families and their 87% tax reduction from the Clinton tax rate they previously suffered from, they must be pro-slavery. I wonder if Loewen even knows that the GOP was formed as an abolitionist party. I wonder if he understands that the government does not own our incomes and our livelihoods or if he even cares. What a hack.