According to an article on a site called “Moonbattery”, which is either a blog dedicated to lunar energy, lunar abuse, or liberals (called moonbats by conservatives), under President Obama, whom they are calling “Chairman Zero” (which I must admit is a little clever, given his socialist speeches and his big O logo), some people who make more money are being taxed more than poor people who can barely afford to survive. These social Darwinists would rather the poor people just die out, with their children starving to death or freezing on the streets.
I quote the site, and link to the graph that they reference:
“Nation of Vampires … According to this graph, the terminal cancer that is liberalism has passed the tipping point:”
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I think that people who argue that wealthier people shouldn’t have to subsidize poorer people seem to forget that a great many of the wealthier people get wealthier by charging the poor ever more for goods and services, while paying them ever less for their labor.
If wealthy people get that way at the expense of the poor, why be so surprised when poor people elect officials who help to bring some of the money back their way?
Also, since it is the cheap labor and the expensive purchases and bills paid by the poor that make the rich richer and the poor poorer, I should think that it is in poor taste for the rich to complain about
giving a little back so that the poor can survive and have some quality of life.
I guess when you get comfortable, financially, you lose human compassion and understanding for anybody who isn’t; I wouldn’t know…
I’ve never made over $25,000 a year for any of the hard work that I have done for my various wealthy employers, but I would gladly give up a third of my money in taxes if someone would pay me $100,000 or more, instead of making $15,000 and getting back a $5000 tax refund.
If any of you six figure making, higher tax bracket types out there want to switch incomes and tax brackets with me, so you don’t have to pay anything and get a refund, I’d be more than willing to consider moving into your fancy house and driving your fancy car to your easy job, and you can live in my small apartment and work crappy jobs as you can find them, driving around in an aging crappy car.
I think you would quickly realize that paying some of your wealth in taxes beats not having any, and learn not to complain about being taxed for enjoying the luxuries that so many live without.
I am constantly amazed at the way that Conservatives, especially Republicans, either can’t see how hypocritical their thoughts and words and actions are, or just don’t care!
The best example of this is their support of “bailing out” the corrupt and inefficient titans of industry, so that banking and auto CEOs can give themselves bonuses for losing and embezzling money, which is not free market capitalism, which they supposedly promote, but rather SOCIALISM and WELFARE for the rich. But when it comes to the working poor and middle classes from whom they stole the money and exploited the cheap labor and overcharged for goods and services, suddenly SOCIALISM and WELFARE are evil things that are supposed to make people think of totalitarian dictatorships.
Also, as long as we are describing different forms of government, it’s amazing to me that Conservative Republicans can call Obama and other liberal Democrats Socialists, but can’t face reality and admit that Bush and his administration were Fascists. If we are going to call a Socialist a Socialist, lets also call a Fascist a Fascist, despite any negative connotations the word may have, like invoking thoughts of Adolph Hitler and the Nazis. Euphemistic language never did anyone any good. If there is to be an honest and productive dialog between the political extremes, each needs to accept it’s own true nature if it expects the other to.
“The people who say that money can’t buy you happiness are just the rich people trying to keep the poor from striving to get their money.” – Me