Skip to comments.Tea Partiers refuse to end tax breaks for the wealthy? Let 'em all eat dog food
Posted on 08/04/2011 12:33:25 PM PDT by lowbridge
Nobody could be more servile to the interests of the wealthy than the Tea Party Republicans who insist they are championing everyday Americans.
Vice President Biden was wrong to call them terrorists. They are servants, toadies of the most reckless and grasping of the rich.
Even the socially responsible rich think the Tea Party stance is nuts. Mayor Bloomberg has noted that there was simply "no way" to bring the deficit into line without raising revenue.
In their blind resistance to simple reality, the nuttier Republicans caused such a mess in Washington that investors the world over felt added cause to doubt the soundness of the American economy. The eventual result could hurt even the rich.
Meanwhile, the Tea Partiers continue pushing for cuts in programs benefiting the less fortunate while refusing to end tax breaks for the wealthy. If the likes of the Tea Party had held sway during Marie Antoinette's time, there would have been no French Revolution or guillotine.
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I’m poorer than most of my liberal relatives (who are mostly government employed)
Now who is the toady?
85% of the Bush tax cuts went to the middle class.
The Rich all ready pay 55% of their income to Government. HOW much more do you greedy, self righteous parasitical Progressive Fascistic think you are entitled to? 60%? 70%? 80%?
That's been 0bama's economic plan all along. (While he dines on wagyu steak)
Take Back AMERICA! Restore The Constitution!
FUBO GTFO 2012 !
He’s using Mayor Mike Bloomberg as an example of someone who is “socially responsible?” WTH?
Oh come on...
toad·y/ˈtōdē/ Noun: A person who behaves obsequiously to someone important. Verb: Act in an obsequious way
ob·se·qui·ous/əbˈsēkwēəs/ Adjective: Obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree
Okay...now scoot over to Twitter and search "#BO50"
Now, there's yer "toadies".
no French Revolution or GUILLOTINE? I don’t think this guy knows who used it first.
These hate mongers never consider the fact that the federal governmment already sucks up far too much of our income and sends too much of it on their friends and supporters.
Just because one person has more money than another doesn’t justify granting the government authority to confiscate it or extort it under threat of penalty or punishment.
The federal government is already an out of control monster destroying everything it touches.
Stop feeding it!
I might favor ending tax breaks for the wealthy when the Congress makes every person pay the same rate of tax on every dollar. Fifty-percent are getting a free ride. So a little break for those who actually carry the load is quite in order.
Dear Liberal Moron,
It just doesn’t bother us that someone else has $1 more than we have. Or $100,000,000,000 more for that matter.
But, then again, “Thou shall not covet, thou shall not steal” actually mean something to us.
Isn’t Mort Zuckerman in charge of the News?
If he is, how can the fishwrapper publish rot like that?
He goes on talk shows yacking about the “anti-business climate caused by the Obama administration.”
Socialist’s refuse to stop stealing money from those who earn it.
These libs act like 90% of the people in this country are “members” of the tea party. They can’t grasp that it’s not a party. It’s a movement!
And the truth is if their HADN’T been a tea party there would not have been a French revolution.
Right from the liberal/progressive handbook.
"How to demagogue your opponent and push the communist agenda"
Secondly - I wish these a-holes would cite SPECIFIC examples of these "tax breaks" , I want to see if I qualify.
Taxing the rich is working pretty well in NY state isn’t it? They were glad to see Rush leave (and take his income with him to no tax Florida). Now they are just flush with money and looking to tax the rich even more.
NY has lost the most people in each of the past two censuses. They just want to share their wisdom with the rest of the US (and watch jobs not just leave the NY but also the US).
20% of the country earning $120,000.00 or more pay 70% 0f the taxes while 47% pay no taxes. I can see how we can broaden the base and increase the revenue on a “share the pain” basis.
Goodness knows, we would not have wanted to miss that guillotine!
CW2 Ping, for obvious reasons.
Raising revenues is easy when more people are working you idiot Bloomberg... you’re the type of “Rich” i’d like to tax... kick your ass to the curb, take all your money and give it to real entrepreneurs. They care more about creating a product and bringing it to market and less about pontificating bs...
I agree. Lets end all of those tax breaks and subsidies.
# Medical expenses in excess of 7.5% of gross income
# State and local income and property taxes
# Interest expense on certain home loans
# Gifts of money or property to qualifying charitable organizations, subject to certain maximum limitations,
# Losses on non-income-producing property due to casualty or theft,
# Contribution to certain retirement or health savings plans (U.S. and UK),
# Certain educational expenses
Credit for purchaing electric autos
In short, all deductions, tax credits, subsidies, etc.
I don't have a dog, but I'll bet that dog food costs more than that.
Out of necessity, I buy a half-dozen cans of the Chef's offerings every few days. My 9 YO son loves the stuff, and easily polishes off the entire can in about 10 minutes.
This is the liberal philosphy in a nutshell, the Rich are evil! They must be punished! This writer seems to think it was just wonderful that the French rounded up the wealthy, some who were certainly guilty of crimes, but others were only guilty of being born into the wrong family and chopped their heads off. They would love to see it happen here as well.
I like the gallows a lot more.
I’m too handsome to envy weathly people.
What this product of our inadequate public educational system fails to understand is that those in Washington and California who are encouraging this class envy are people who manage to avoid paying but fail to tell you that and make it look as though it is someone else who qualifies. How many tax cheats are working now in DC? Can anyone say Geithner?
Tax “the rich” (making over $200k/yr) at 100% and you’d STILL have to cut annual spending $500B just to break even, and cut $9000B to pay off the debt in 30 years.
And that’s ignoring that nobody is going to work only to have it all taken away.
Doesn’t matter what tax rates are, revenue is about 15-20% GDP. “Soak the rich” would at best increase revenue by about 2% GDP = $282B, matching a top tax bracket of 57%. At worst the soaking would reduce revenue that much (a half-trillion-dollar swing) by slowing the economy instead. Considering that the 57% does not include any other taxes, I’d bet on the latter (and go Galt myself).
Point is: there is an upper limit on increasing revenue via tax hikes. Absolute hypothetical maximum is $1270B, most optimistic realistic maximum is $282B, and I’d guess viable reality is no more than half that. Carried away by seething jealousy, they’re failing to do even simple number crunching to see what their extremism would net.
Slavery to the arrogance of "rulers" who believe the choices and judgments of themselves and their fellow ideologues is superior to that of their fellow hardworking poor, middle income, and wealthy workers is slavery of the most pernicious kind. Individuals like this poor man either can't understand that, or refuse to understand it.
And, he ignores the vast difference in concept and results of the American Revolution and the French Revolution. In America, individual rights were acknowledged to be "endowed by their Creator" and, therefore unalienable and making "the People" sovereign over their government.
"We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."
Fortunately, for millions of oppressed persons from all over the world, the Framers of America's written Constitution did understand that inasmuch as all human beings are imperfect, there is a certain foolishness in putting our confidence in elected officials to decide winners and losers, how much of one's labor one gets to keep, and how much they can use to buy voters for the next election.
Jefferson put it this way:
"To preserve [the] independence [of the people,] we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude. If we run into such debts as that we must be taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors and our amusements, for our callings and our creeds, as the people of England are, our people, like them, must come to labor sixteen hours in the twenty-four, give the earnings of fifteen of these to the government for their debts and daily expenses, and the sixteenth being insufficient to afford us bread, we must live, as they now do, on oatmeal and potatoes, have no time to think, no means of calling the mismanagers to account, but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains on the necks of our fellow-sufferers." --Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Kercheval, 1816. ME 15:39
Note Jefferson's very last thought here. He declares that when government taxing and debt have reached certain levels, in order for individuals to survive, then their chosen "employment" becomes "hiring ourselves to rivet their (the government's) chains on the necks of our fellow-sufferers."
Consider: in 2011, where are America's levels of employment highest? Is it in the once-thriving private sector, or in the ever-increasing government sector?
Have we reached that final phase of what Jefferson described as a logical end to what begins as letting "our rulers load us with perpetual debt"--a state where we actually become participants by "hiring ourselves" to make slaves of our fellow citizens?
The bottom line is if you tax everyone 100% you couldn’t feed this bottomless pit called liberalism!
IT IS TIME TO TAKE BACK OUR GOVERNMENT AND FREEDOM FROM THESE FOOLS!
This may not be the proper place to ask this, but I have wondered about something in regards to these percentages. Do they consider strictly the AGI on the tax form? Do they account for filing status? For instance, if my wife and I make $100,000 combined and file jointly, are we in the same percentile as an individual making $100,000? I mean a couple making $120,000 with 2 or 3 kids probably has a markedly different amount of disposable income than a 25-year old single guy making the same amount.
Michael Daly unwittingly provides a fascinating glimpse into the workings of the confused leftist mind.
Immediately after chastising “Tea Party Republicans” for being “servants, toadies of the most reckless and grasping of the rich”, what does he do?
He toadies up to that most reckless and grasping rich fool, Mayor Bloomberg. Pot calling kettle black alert...
Can you say “cognitive dissonance”?
Roughly half of the people in this country are parasites living of the hard work of others. They should eat dog s__t and leave the producers alone.
Roughly half of the people in this country are parasites living of the hard work of others. They should eat dog s__t and leave the producers alone.
"At the constitutional convention, when Franklin was older in his life and his body was starting to fail him, he wrote a letter which was read aloud by a fellow founder, James Wilson. In that letter, here's the whole paragraph of what Franklin says:
"Besides these evils, Sir, tho' we may set out in the beginning with moderate salaries, we shall find that such will not be of long continuance. Reasons will never be wanting for proposed augmentations. And there will always be a party for giving more to the rulers, that the rulers may be able in return to give more to them. -Hence as all history informs us, there has been in every State & Kingdom a constant kind of warfare between the governing & governed: the one striving to obtain more for its support, and the other to pay less. And this has alone occasioned great convulsions, actual civil wars, ending either in dethroning of the Princes, or enslaving of the people. Generally indeed the ruling power carries its point, the revenues of princes constantly increasing, and we see that they are never satisfied, but always in want of more. The more the people are discontented with the oppression of taxes; the greater need the prince has of money to distribute among his partizans and pay the troops that are to suppress all resistance, and enable him to plunder at pleasure. There is scarce a king in a hundred who would not, if he could, follow the example of Pharoah, get first all the peoples money, then all their lands, and then make them and their children servants for ever. It will be said, that we don't propose to establish Kings. I know it. But there is a natural inclination in mankind to Kingly Government. It sometimes relieves them from Aristocratic domination. They had rather have one tyrant than five hundred. It gives more of the appearance of equality among Citizens, and that they like. I am apprehensive therefore, perhaps too apprehensive, that the Government of these States, may in future times, end in a Monarchy. But this Catastrophe I think may be long delayed, if in our proposed System we do not sow the seeds of contention, faction & tumult, by making our posts of honor, places of profit. If we do, I fear that tho' we do employ at first a number, and not a single person, the number will in time be set aside, it will only nourish the foetus of a King, as the honorable gentleman from Virginia very aptly expressed it, and a King will the sooner be set over us."
I don`t believe he`s talked to a single `responsible rich` person, he just lied and made that up.
Ooh, ooh, I know this one. *HR puts lib hat on* They allow me to feel morally superior and good about myself, like I'm being charitable, without my actually having to get off the couch and go help somebody directly.
*HR takes lib hat off* Now I'm going to need a shower... I work with a LOT of libs. One of our organization goals last year was to contribute 300 volunteer hours to charity. They were all SO proud of themselves for hitting 330 hours. For an organization that has over 100 employees, in a year. Oh, and over 30 of those hours were mine, and I didn't report all the volunteering I did, just the more PC activities.
Folks should pass the above link to any friends/family in favor of class warfare.
Taxes serve two essential functions in a functioning society. The first is to fund the government. The second is to make the cost of government obvious to every citizen, no matter how poor. We do not do anyone a real service when we exempt 43% of the population from paying taxes, even people who are indigent.
When we put money in the hands of then needy so they can buy their daily bread, we really must make sure they understand that it came out of the pocket of someone who worked and was taxed. When the poor only think their “benefit” came from “Obama’s stash”, they think that money grows on trees.
As it is, the Tea Party and Conservatives will be blamed for what is going to happen anyway, because it is a PLANNED collapse.
In their blind resistance to simple reality, the nuttier Republicans caused such a mess in Washington that investors the world over felt added cause to doubt the soundness of the American economy.
“Let ‘em all eat dog food”
THAT HAS BEEN PROCESSED BY THE LARGE INTESTINE... IT IS NICE AND SAVES HEATING THE RAW PRODUCT UP!
Hey Mikey, ESAD! I am no rich guy by way and far, but if they can come and get the rich guy, they can come and try to get what little i have. These parasites like Mikey never get it cuz they obviously have some scam worked out where they don’t pay crap. I vote he should be made to try and collect it instead of sending the jack booted thugs, but these bloodsuckers never do their own dirty work and its never enough.
The US Constitution does not provide for the government to take fom one to give to another. That is Communism.