state of California, in the past 25 years, 10 million new residents have arrived. Of those 10 million residents, 7 million of them are on medicare Of those 10 million residents, only 150,000 have filed income taxes. That's 1.5% of the newcomers who have jobs that make enough to pay taxes and 98.5% that do not.
You do the math.
My experience with the "silver spooners" is they are typically republican and talk about poor taking their wealth when in fact most has been given to them. In the business I was in before i was told by one of them I would never make it to their level and far exceeded it only for them to concede they were in the wrong. That bubble burst, but I take great pride in knowing socially and income basis on my own hardwork, intellect, and merits I will before I'm 30 climb to upper middle and maybe if the time and ideas are right, even better than that. I sort life with a series of achievements and milestones one of those being economic superiority. To me, that ensures i can help my family and others in need while not having to ever worry about debt.
I take great pride in knowing Ive never used entitlements even when I could have. At the same time I understand some arent as resourceful as I am or aren't given the chances so these programs are beneficial to them and all of us.
"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
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.
"With me everything turns into mathematics."
"It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well."
"It is truth very certain that, when it is not in one's power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is more probable." -- Rene Descartes
I fall in the lower middle class, but, naturally, hope to move up soon as I finish my Bachelor's Degree.
I am a conservative libertarian; and a strong proponent of free markets, federalism, limited government principles, decentralization/very small federal government, and an originalist interpretation of the US Constitution.