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Taxing the Rich
Creators Syndicate Inc ^
| September 29, 2010
| John Stossel
Posted on 09/28/2010 10:53:11 PM PDT by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better
Taxing the Rich By John Stossel
Progressives want to raise taxes on individuals who make more than $200,000 a year because they say it's wrong for the rich to be "given" more money. Sunday's New York Times carries a cartoon showing Uncle Sam handing money to a fat cat. They just don't get it.
As I've said before, a tax cut is not a handout. It simply means government steals less. What progressives want to do is take money from some -- by force -- and spend it on others. It sounds less noble when plainly stated.
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I love Stossel's plain, no nonsense style.
Common sense has no place in politics. /s
posted on 09/28/2010 10:57:28 PM PDT
To: Blue Jays
I enjoy having brilliant, motivated, and wealthy people in my state.
More of them means there are more good, well-paying, desirable jobs nearby.
Those people getting richer typically means my standard of living similarly improves.
How many have secured a good job from a shiftless, lazy, welfare recipient?
posted on 09/28/2010 11:40:30 PM PDT
by Blue Jays
(Rock Hard, Ride Free)
Liberals will never teach a man how to fish!
posted on 09/28/2010 11:40:47 PM PDT
(Are your pigs fed, watered and ready to fly?)
posted on 09/29/2010 1:19:02 AM PDT
(This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
Most members of congress are wealthy thenselves. If one of them has a total of 1 million dollars income including their gov’t pay,,,,the U.S. taxpayer is paying around 1 fourth to 1 third of their tax on 1 million dollars. They’re laughing all the way to the bank.
posted on 09/29/2010 1:22:22 AM PDT
(Bury a pig,,save America.)
If you really want to live in a miserable place, whether it be a country or a community, just pick a place where there are no rich people. I guarantee you will be in a *hithole.
Everyplace where I'd like to live has an abundance of rich people.
posted on 09/29/2010 1:32:44 AM PDT
(Good intentions are not enough.)
A rising tide raises all boats.
By contrast, when government steals from the wealthy under the bogus banner of “fairness,” a falling tide leaves a good many boats stranded and all boats lowered.
This is the very definition of socialism, and something which is totally lost on the Obama administration and others of the ilk.
The best - indeed, the ONLY - way for government to grow the economy is to deregulate business, lower taxes, and GET OUT OF THE WAY of the entrepreneurial set.
To: Jack Hammer
posted on 09/29/2010 3:35:48 AM PDT
(Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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