Well today I'm going to be extra parasitic and head up the interstate to see some family and eat some turkey that was government subsidized
I think the truly rich are doing just fine and I shed no tears for those whose income tends to be taxed at lower rates than actual productive work or have the ability to exploit the tax code as they do.
I definitely do feel for those in the middle class getting hit by things like the AMT though, or the people who have been paying into a system all of their lives to support others but from which they won't benefit themselves. I guess tax cuts for those with the most and imperial military expeditions are a greater necessity.
Last edited by SomeIdiot; 11-22-2012 at 01:28 PM. Reason: typo
What would one consider 'actual productive work?'
The wealth of those 'with the most' will be untouched by tax rates on income. It will be those trying to move into wealth by generating income (those in the upper middle class) that will be hit the hardest.
All that being said I have a hard time getting worked up about the tiny percentage of the federal budget going to food stamps or the government supporting injured pensioners while the biggest corporations are able to get by sometimes literally without paying anything or even getting a tax return and folks living off capital gains are only getting hit at 15%.
The 'prygryssyve' aspect most certainly needs to be removed (for both income and for consumption). The tax on earned income should, as a first, step, be cut to 15% across the board. Consumption taxes should be considered only after the Constitution is amended with a strict and inviolable declaration that a national consumption tax replaces all national taxes on income and no national tax on income could ever be considered.
But on that note I need to go get geared up to watch the Redskins (hopefully) slaughter Dallas. Have a happy Thanksgiving, dsum!
Happy Thanksgiving, my friend.
It seems to me personally, that it's only a ponzi scheme until you receive your first check in the mail.
But what about food stamps, medicare, section 8 housing, senior citizen and disability and govt. phones, do any republicans get those things ?
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