It's always about money with these people. They're obsessed with money. Don't get me wrong, money's great, but these people think about it 24/7. Usually other people's.
It's always all about the money with the Left, isn't it?
I can't read that kind of garbage anymore.
OK, I didn't click on the link you provided to read the rest, but I'm betting the inauguration and the money spent is also mentioned, you know, "How can you throw so much money into crowning King George when hundreds of thousands have died..."
They keep complaining about how little we're giving for tsunami aid. Okay...let's start cutting lib programs and donate that, with the NEA at the top of the list. I dare the lib elitists to say how their precious arts are more important than food and water for the tsunami victims.
Hardly worth the read, but thanks for the link anyhow. Mina's a good example of what happens when political activists think that they're economics experts. The economy of the Soviet Union is a perfect example of their work.
The writer is an idiot.
The number one wish of small children is for World Peace. It's amazing how adults become so layered in negative conditioning that they become cynical and jaded about the prospects of creating a better world.
I don't want to talk about the US giving money UNTIL Koffi Annan's son give a BIILLON or so.
Then we'll talk
I'll bet a lot of good stuff was smoked while this crap was thought up.
Let's put tax cuts in terms everyone can understand.
Suppose that every day 10 men go to a restaurant for dinner. The bill for all ten comes to $100. If it was paid the way we pay our taxes, the first four men would pay nothing; the fifth would pay $1; the sixth would pay $3; the seventh $7; the eighth $12; the ninth $18. The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59.
The 10 men ate dinner in the restaurant every day and seemed quite happy with the arrangement - until the owner threw them a curve. "Since you are all such good customers", he said, "I'm going to reduce the cost of your daily meal by $20." Now dinner for the 10 men only costs $80.
The first four are unaffected. They still eat for free. Can you figure out how to divvy up the $20 savings among the remaining six so that everyone gets his fair share?
The men realize that $20 divided by 6 is $3.33, but if they subtract that from everybody's share, then the fifth and sixth men would end up being paid to eat their meal!
The restaurant owner suggested that it would be only fair to reduce each man's bill by roughly the same amount, and he proceeded to work out the amounts each should pay. And so now the fifth man paid nothing, the sixth pitched in $2, the seventh paid $5, the eighth paid $9, the ninth paid $12, leaving the tenth man with a bill of $52 instead of $59.
Outside the restaurant, the men began to compare their savings. "Hey, I only got a dollar out of the $20," complained the sixth man, pointing to the tenth, "and he got $7!" "Yeah, that's right," exclaimed the fifth man. "I only saved a dollar, too. It's unfair that he got seven times more than me!" "That's true," shouted the seventh man. "Why should he get $7 back when I got only $2? The wealthy get all the breaks!"
"Wait a minute," yelled the first four men in unison. "We didn't get anything at all. The system exploits the poor." So, the nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up. The next night he didn't show up for dinner, so the nine sat down and ate without him. But when it came time to pay the bill, they discovered something really important. They were $52 short!
And that, boys, girls and college instructors, is how America's tax system works. The people who pay the highest taxes get the most benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for being wealthy, and they just might not show up at the table any more. There are lots of good restaurants in Switzerland and the Caribbean!
The other day, I read on DU that anyone who makes more than $250K should be taxed at 90% because no one needs more than $250K per year.
Go somewhere else and smell.