Originally Posted by caspermike
i figured somebody would get a kick out of it helio.
if im not correct 250,000 would be the cut off for being "rich" or in the upper class. why would i work harder if the less i make the more i get for free. it just seperates the 2 groups more. many americans only work for what they need and not for the extra cash so if they get what they need from doing less could that effect the system?
I think everybody's missing the point on the tax thing--our bridges are falling down, our seawalls collapse causing the worst disaster in US history, we have stop-loss measures to keep our military staffed, not to mention the economy and the freakin' Bush socialized debt bailout--and
, we or in so much freaking debt right now by the way, it's beyond comprehension--the point is we don't have enough money to pay for the critical infrastructure and programs now --
and the money that does come in is disproportionately
coming from those earning under $250k. Corporations, those earning more than $250k, and the super-rich have their high-priced attorneys find loophole after loophole to reduce or eliminate much or the taxes they should
pay, and you tell me it's socialism to have them pay their fair share--I think you're completely off your rocker!
This isn't about taking from the rich to give to the poor, or about handouts--it's about adequately funding those gov't programs which are, I hate to tell you, by their very nature, socialized, like the military, transportation, FEMA, USACOE, etc., which absolutley must be funded, or we start to see the I-35 bridge collapses, New Orleans, project funding drying up all over, I-70 traffic for example, etc.
I'm sure you and Theo, etc. will come back with some anecdotal reports of about wasteful gov't spending, pork, welfare entitlements, social security , blah, blah, blah, but the fact is that we can't adequately fund the critical gov't programs as it is now and that has got to change if we expect to continue to prosper in the future....