Originally Posted by gh
Uh, Tomcat I wasnt really trying to make a broad political statement. I just saw the numbers and regurgitated them. I didnt attach any political commentary to my numbers other than I was very surprised. I spent some of my youth in Arkansas so the simple minded part is probably dead on.
gh, that comment wasn't directed at you my friend.....sorry about stepping on toes. I was addressing all those who feel that they're paying too many taxes. I've been involved in this conversation before and you have to include all taxes when comparing and discussing. This was discussed by more educated/expert people than me on Boatertalk a few weeks ago and when you get into the facts and compare apples to apples, the rich are not paying more than anyone else in the big picture.
It's just seems that over the past couple of decades we've lost sight of what is important with too much emphasis on money money money....bigger bigger....more more. I guess I'm still too much of an old hippy to love money very much. Most of us live pretty damnn comfortable lives and complain too much about taxes. It's not the poor working man who is the problem but those who make plenty of money, have two homes, and then complain they don't have enough. I don't get it!! Again, never meant the simple-minded statement at you personally.