Let's Pretend....He's Raising Your Taxes
October 21, 2008 10:37am CST
Let's pretend...that instead of raising taxes for people making over $250,000, Obama decided to tax anyone making over....say.....$37,000. I just picked a number from my hat, but it's one that is lower than the average in most cities. Let's pretend that your tax rate is going up to 55% (that's combined income tax and social security tax). Let's pretend that you also live in an area where there are state and county income taxes as well, so you could end up paying as much as 63-70% of your income in taxes. Ponder this for just a moment. Are you going to willingly and patriotically pay those taxes without any thoughts? Would you look for a way out, some kind of loopholes? Or would you maybe decide to vote for the guy who wants to cut government spending instead of raising taxes? You know what the guy down the street is going to say? The one who only makes $18,000 and won't get that same increase? He's going to say.....you have more than enough and you can afford to pay the added tax. How will his attitude make you feel? Would you like having your neighbor say, "Nanny nanny boo-boo, I don't have to pay more taxes but you do"??? Or would it bother you if he said, "Hey, buck up. Be a good citizen. Pay what you owe, because we all know you've been cheating on your taxes for years. It's about time you pay your way." How would you feel if you knew that as many as 40% of the people in the country weren't going to be paying any taxes at all, but yours were going to be raised? If your taxes went up that much, do you think it would affect how you lived? What money you spent? ************** Our whole neighborhood was without power for 100 hours because of Hurricane Ike. Well, except for one fellow who had a generator. On the first day, people laughed and said what a smart neighbor the guy was to have a generator. Then they complained to each other about not being able to sleep at night. As one day became the next, they started getting a bit angry at the guy for not sharing. They thought he should share because he didn't need all the power he was generating. Surely he could give up having his refrigerator run, if it meant lighing 4 or 5 neighbors. Surely that would be the right thing to do and he should do that willingly. By the time the power company was there and fixing the power lines, one neighbor said, "It's a good thing they're putting on the power. By tomorrow we might have been storming that guy with the generator and making him share." That, my friends is a true story. I hate to think what might have happened if we had been without power any longer. ************** Socialists believe that capitalism unfairly concentrates power and wealth among a small segment of society that controls capital, and creates an unequal society. All socialists advocate the creation of a society, in which wealth and power are distributed more evenly. Doesn't this sound like what Obama wants? A redistribution of wealth? That's socialism.