Re: Why Is Taxing the Rich So Hard?
And we have today's blind partisan GOP hate rant... however there is some merit to this one. But, only with respect to the GOP being blind to what will really do something deficit speaking wise. The budget offered by the GOP is truly a terrible joke and typically partisan in wealth protection over any sense of fiscal responsibility. Problem is your Obama and fellow Democrats do not have it right either no matter how long he claims "we inherited it." Very little coming from Obama and crew that means little else but continued large deficits for a very long time. Big government, big spending, big taxes, big borrowing, and in the end a big waste of time. Until someone up on the hill has the balls to stand up and say we need the temporary tax cuts to expire, level the tax code playing field a little bit, kill off some tax loopholes, and slash spending across the board (defense, everything) we are wasting our time and doing nothing but adding to our debt in a very partisan way.
Originally Posted by ConLib
As to why the middle class and poor continue to allow this, well for one they pay little to nothing in taxes. Your little idea of only hitting the rich is popular, Obama will always have "Paul's" support in robbing "Peter." However, eventually enough people will wake up and realize everyone, not just your target of the wealthy, is going to have to pay a little something to get us out of this mess. And, it will mean a little fiscal conservative (really fiscal responsibility) cutting of spending as well, enough to make both parties walk away with real political loss. Something you claim by your signature and name that you are but clearly you are no where near.
- Frustrated Independent
"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin
"Every time something really bad happens, people cry out for safety, and the government answers by taking rights away from good people.” - Penn Jillette amazingly enough, and I agree.