The haggardness of poverty is everywhere seen contrasted with the sleekness of wealth, the exhorted labor of some compensating for the idleness of others, wretched hovels by the side of stately colonnades, the rags of indigence blended with the ensigns of opulence; in a word, the most useless profusion in the midst of the most urgent wants.Jean-Baptiste Say
10% of 12,000 dollars is 1200 dollars. That person making 12K is now making 10,800 because you feel they should "pitch in" and "help out."
10% of 100,000 dollars is 10,000 dollars. That leaves them with 90,000 dollars. Would you say that 10% made more difference to the 12K guy or the 100K guy? And when we are 14 trillion in debt, how much will 1200 dollars help out the gov't, compared to the man who actually earned it? Sure doesn't sound very conservative to me and I really lay large amounts of doubt on your "how much of MY money should the gov't be allowed to take?" bullshyt when you sit here and want to take 1200 dollars out of the hands of someone earning 12k a year.
That's not conservative my friend.
GPS, this has nothing to do with wanting or not wanting to be poor. This has to do with the gov't forcing you to give up some of your income when you are barely scratching out a living. Obviously you've never lived poor before where 1200 dollars actually mattered. Consider yourself blessed.
Don't get me wrong, I am part of the Tea party, taxed enough already. I sure in the HELL dont support taxes on anybody, but damn, live life as a truly poor person for a while and you'll see why taxing someone making 12g's a year is doing way more harm than good. Remember, its THEIR money first.
J-man, you're sounding awfully liberal. Remember, liberals are liberal with OTHER PEOPLES MONEY. Sounds like you, doesn't it? I'm not saying TO tax anyone, I'm only saying to NOT tax the poor. How they became poor, or are poor, is irrelevant.
Last edited by dontworrybehappy; 04-19-11 at 10:13 PM.
Don't even go there.....ANYBODY cab BETTER themselves if they want to...I don't I owe anybody ANYTHING.
In the last 8 years I've had 2 failed businesses and not only SURVIVED but will go from 35,000 in 2009 to 70,000 this year.
I am sick and tired of people saying it can't be done, get off your asses and make it happen.
Obama is NOT 50 feet tall, he is ONE inch deep.