A wise man once said to me "i pay six figures a year in taxes and every time I have to write out the cheque I smile to myself."
Incredulous, I asked "why?"
he said, "because I made enough to write that cheque and not have it change my family's lifestyle".
If as you imply you make a good buck, then you should see nothing wrong in paying your taxes to support the government and the country that have given you the opportunity to make those bucks. Obama was absolutely spot on, "you didn't do it all yourself, you had a lot of help along the way".
Your accusation that people who make less than $50K/' year are deadbeat blood sucking takers is nothing more than outrageous bigotry. If you examine the FACTs you will see that there isn't a state that reports higher than 4% welfare fraud.
That more than 50% of those on food stamps are classified as working poor, meaning they have minimum wage jobs or are underemployed and need a some help in making ends meet. All those people riding the gravy train at an average of $138 per month per person for food. Talk about a disincentive to work.
People like you are quick to condemn without command of facts. It appears you don't appreciate how fortunate you are, that your hard work has resulted in financial success, but I'll wager you couldn't work harder than day labourer, or a fruit picker, or the guy with two jobs working 14 hours a day to support his family, and yet for some reason you think these people are "takers" and you resent "your" money being spent on them.
A most christian attitude. But obviously you can't be a christian.
My Karma ran over your Dogma.
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Last edited by Cardinal Fang; 12-07-12 at 11:37 AM.