Friday, April 15, 2011
LOVE the Rich!!!!!
The government created the national debt with their overspending and insane commitments. They are expecting those who are doing the most to keep the economy growing creating jobs and stability to bail them out and then turn around and call them greedy and avow they are not paying their "fair" share. What is fair about any of this?
The rhetoric of everyone should step forward and pay “their fair share” is pure NONSENSE. Even if “the rich” paid the same percentage of their wages as what the left-wing robbers call “working people” as if those who are better off don’t work, they’d pay a much huger share of the taxes. If $50,000 a year were typical wages, if withholdings were 20% person would pay $10,000 before deductions. Conversely at a flat 20%, someone earning $1,000,000 would pay $200,000. Obama’s plan would charge them $380,000 a year. Mr. Mean Greedy Rich Guy is paying more than seven times than what the “working” people make a year.
To suggest that accepting higher taxes would be “patriotic” is absurd. To suggest wealthy who obey the law and pay the taxes required of them are greedy is a LIE.
Is it not PATRIOTIC to stand up to a government that is out of control, seizing the citizens' earned finances and spending it with out any responsible discipline?
Those who require the least amount of support from the government are expected to say the most. How is that fair?
Pay your taxes to the government, and that money is GONE. For every dollar taken in via taxes, how much of that dollar goes to paying for health care or defense/ how much of it is wasted on government overhead? How much of it pays the national debt?
Through all of the left-wing, big government's rationale is a clear inference that is truly the BIG LIE in their logic. They suggest that most of the government's shortage of funds would never have become a problem if only "the rich' paid their fair share. They act as if the Bush administration's tax cuts are the main contributor to the budget shortfalls. All this is garbage.
They talk as if the money is theirs to begin with. They set up all kinds of false equations between the lack of money for those they consider the needy and those with wealth "taking" too much. We are beat over the head constantly with rhetoric about how "they" are letting babies die, children being poised, elderly being starved, and disabled dumped out of their wheelchairs. Who's paying the lion's share of taxes? Who pays higher pereentages of their income? The politics of class warfare is the basic assumption behind Marxism and all socialism. There is no cloaking they support the Marxist maxim, "From each according to his ability; to each according to their need."
Who is the government to determine that those who have worked hard and earned their money to have to surrender even more?
We repeat what responsible conservatives say time and time again, our government does not have a revenue problem; it has a spending problem! We demand that the government work to eliminate duplicated efforts, waste, inefficiency, unnecessary programs, benefits and salaries above and beyond what comparable workers in the private sector would earn, and cut out all the baloney. Work out not only a reasonable budget for the next fiscal year but show there is a plan in place for the next decade or longer. Share those numbers with the public, and then we can talk about whose burden it is to pay for what the government does. If the government is engaged in spending money for things that get no results, we owe the government nothing. They owe us more than just another empty explanation.
There’s a group called “Patriotic Millionaires for Fiscal Strength.” Their slogan is, “We should pay more. We want to pay more.”
They write the following plea:
DEAR MR. PRESIDENT, HON. HARRY REID, AND HON. JOHN BOENHER:
We are writing to urge you to put our country ahead of politics.
For the fiscal health of our nation and the well-being of our fellow citizens, we ask that you increase taxes on incomes over $1,000,000.
We make this request as loyal citizens who now or in the past earned an income of $1,000,000 per year or more.
Our country faces a choice – we can pay our debts and build for the future, or we can shirk our financial responsibilities and cripple our nation’s potential.
Our country has been good to us. It provided a foundation through which we could succeed. Now, we want to do our part to keep that foundation strong so that others can succeed as we have.
Please do the right thing for our country. Raise our taxes.
(Signed by over 80 “patriotic” millionaires)
Okay, first let’s finish our natural gagging response to such sanctimonious bullshit. If they are speaking for themselves, that’s fine. They can give as much money as they like to the government. We’d be interested in seeing how much they give charity right now knowing that most of them deliver more good per dollar than the government ever will. If they want some kind of proclamation to “compel” them to pay, okay maybe something can be arranged. However, how dare they speak for other millionaires.
Whatever amount of money they think they should pay might be very valuable money to another millionaire. Perhaps one is contemplating adding staff to his business. Maybe another millionaire is about to build an addition to his office which would provide money to a local building contractor. Perhaps another “rich” person might be getting ready to write a check to pay for scholarships at a local school, assist a community hospital or private school, or support a local program for battered women. Every cent so spent or donated would generate far more public good than waste than if spent in taxes.
Okay, let’s be real, some of them might be planning to go on a lavish vacation. If that vacation is within the United States, that’s money supporting airlines, hotels, restaurants, and all the people who work for them. What if they chose to join country clubs – country clubs provide jobs and run very efficiently. What isn’t spent on the upkeep of the facility itself goes almost exclusively for wages. They’re not in business to make a profit.
If those guilty rich simply save their money or put it in the market, that’s money increasing the value of what could later be loans for new houses, supporting pension funds, and plenty of other good purposes.
Folks don’t become millionaires by sitting around doing nothing. The vast majority get there by working very hard doing exceptional work for which they are rewarded with a substantial income. They didn’t just graduate from high school and become instantly rich. They provide ideas and do work that provides substantial value. Look at Bill Gates and how he became the wealthiest man in the world. Consider a fellow working as a stock boy in a grocery store, sold his motorcycle to buy a quality electric typewriter and a small pickup truck to start his own business which grew to be the top business of its kind in its region providing jobs for over twenty people. This is a real story. Ask an entrepreneur on the rise and listen to him tell what his fights are tangling with government regulation.
Folks who have contempt for millionaire are losers, ungrateful bastards, slackers, unrealistic uninformed rubes, and absolute fools. Let’s set the record straight and be realistic about what our money world is all about.
If it’s a matter of people paying their fair share, the rich should enjoy a huge tax DECREASE.