I am wealthy, and favor tax hikes for the wealthy
I am not wealthy, and favor tax hikes for the wealthy
I am wealthy, and against tax hikes for the wealthy
I am not wealthy, and against tax hikes for the wealthy
I put other, I dont consider myself wealthy by my standards of what wealthy is...but I am comfortable and need for nothing. I was always the type of person that was against any kind of class warfare and I had no envy of the rich. I am a working class guy that came from very humble working class parents...I made some right choices and worked hard and made it to where I am. HAVING SAID THAT. My attitude has entirely changed by the teaparty and their OBVIOUS assault on the working class and THEIR classwarfare on public workers.
Its the far right in the republican party that wants and IS raising taxs on the middle class while they whine that they need a tax cut....Ive heard enough of their bull**** and I am utterly totally and completely against them and their BIG LIE about Oh if we dont pay any taxs and have no regulations so we can screw our workers lots more we will create MILLIONS of jobs...Honest injun....really...cross my heart and I REALLY MEAN IT.....pfffffffffffffft
Our tax to GDP ratio is lower than anytime since Truman was in office. Our taxes are far from being too high.
I haven't seen lifelong Republicans jumping ship in such an angry, absolute fashion in my entire life.
Is there anything the current party could realistically do to get you to change your mind? I'm sincerely interested.
Anyone wondering what I'm talking about start here:
The Psychology of Persuasion
They have to stop the assault on the working class foremost the fat pigs like christie that has never done a days work in his life...and walker and scott and kasich giving huge tax breaks to the rich and corporations and then verbally ripping the working class to shreds and then trying to strip them of every dime they can...and give it to the rich..
Its not the democrats or liberals waging class warfare its fully the teaparty far right....Ill come back when the far right has been stifled and I intend to do whatever I can to make that happen...they are greedy lieing ****bags...
If im the only republican that you believe feels the way I do and as strongly....then you have to be living in a very closed world....
Last edited by lpast; 07-02-11 at 06:10 PM.
I don't think you've thought this through.
They ARE contributing. They don't just sit on that money, they INVEST it. That means it is available for capital or loans, to expand businesses and start new ones, thereby creating more jobs (and preserving existing ones).
If they take their money to another state, or to another country (an island republic, or one of those little countries with no income tax), and we lose out on the capital investment they represent.... then yeah, we're going to have problems. That wealth is no longer going to be there to use to create MORE prosperity, as in for you and me.
I don't know where people get the idea that a man worth 400 million dollars, simply has a stack of money that he's sitting on, hoarding it, and it isn't doing anything. I know a number of wealthy people, though I'm working-poor myself, and none of them do that. They own businesses (that employ people!), they INVEST in businesses (that EMPLOY people!!), they buy stock in businesses (that EMPLOY people!!!), etc.
Why do businesses sell stock? To increase capital so they can do more biz, which often means hiring more people.
When you lose the wealthy, you're hurting your own economy, and everybody down to the dirt-farmer and the ditch-digger.
Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
H. Res. 22
Originally Posted by House Resolution 22 - Passed 1/6/2011
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
As much as it sucks, I believe eventually we will all need tax hikes, at least to Clinton era rates. However, I believe it should be slowly done over a 8-12 year period starting with a new tax bracket on the billionaire, then millionaire, then go down to 250K and above, then the upper middle class, middle class, working class, and then poor. However I am also in favor of "regressive" social security taxes meaning the more you make the less you have to pay. So if the billionaire is paying 40% of his earnings federally, he is paying 5% or less into social security. If the poor is paying 10% of his earnings and I think and I think should only get a certain percentage back at the end of the year and it SHOULD NOT get ANY back for state and local taxes he should also pay much more into Social Security as a percentage than a billionaire.
"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