"We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan
This is a crime. To take a pittance... $25/month... away from the elderly and the disabled without cutting their own legislative salaries first, then cutting the free state cars and personal legislative perks, is an unacceptable travesty.
Perish the thought of actually, you know, raising taxes on people who have a taxable income of over $1,000,000/year.
Danarhea was right. They might just as well line up their old, their disabled, their starving poor and dump them into a mass grave. It would be kinder in the long run.
Compared to what government hands out to the wealthy "corporate welfare" - it's really not that much.Jobs, in Arizona... PSHAW, jobs are nothing. Government hand outs how you live, where it's at.
"I have been thinking that I would make a proposition to my Republican friends... that if they will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them." --Adlai Stevenson, Politician
Interesting bit from the London papers. This pretty much mirrors what I see from county and state run agencies. The tragic legacy means the legitimatly disabled and needy individuals for which these programs were created are being choked out of existence by those that just never bothered to try. I'm pissed as a provider and a taxpayer. I'd be doubly pissed if I was someone that actually NEEDED the resources and I'd be DEMANDING real reform.
Families where no one has ever worked doubled under Labour
By Tim Shipman
"Between 1997 and 2010 the number of households in which no one has ever had a job almost doubled from 184,000 to 352,000.
This equates to more than 550,000 people for whom worklessness has become a way of life, according to the Office for National Statistics. Furthermore, seven out of ten adults in those households admit they have no intention of ever going to work. Critics say the figures are a reminder of the way a culture of benefit dependency has grown up, leaving a generation in some parts of Britain totally ignorant of the work ethic.
And in a startling confirmation of how this is passed on through the generations, the official figures show there are 265,000 under 16 years old living in households where none of the adults has ever worked.
Shockingly, 68 per cent of adults surveyed in these homes said they were ‘not seeking a job and would not like to work’.
Another 16 per cent claimed they would like to work but were not bothering to look for a job.
Just 13 per cent of those questioned were both unemployed and looking for work."
Families where no one has ever worked doubled under Labour | Mail Online
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