Well, we found the first Republican who is tightly cleaving to Rick Scott’s 11-point plan. Let’s meet Ohio’s would-be US Senator Mike Gibbons!
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Mike Gibbons, a leading Republican Senate candidate from Ohio, said at a media event last fall that middle-class Americans don’t pay “any kind of a fair share” of income taxes.
“The top 20% of earners in the United States pay 82% of federal income tax — and, if you do the math, and 45% to 50% don’t pay any income tax, you can see the middle class is not really paying any kind of a fair share, depending on how you want to define it,” Gibbons said.
Yeah, he’d be fine with raising your taxes (and probably cutting the taxes of the billionaires) you know, so you’d have some skin in the game, as Sen. Scott says.
OK, Ohio, explain yourselves.