I try to limit myself on non-gun topics. So, hopefully this will get it out of my system
Let me get this straight. Obama wants to tax incomes over $250,000. So what if Obama’s $250k tax falls on small business that file the business money as an individual and have revenues around $300k or so. It’s not too hard for a successful small company to make that kind of dough. Maybe with 5 employees aside from the owner. Or maybe just a decent mom and pop business. Companies like a Sign Shop, a finish carpentry business with 4 brothers running jobs, a sushi restaurant, a soybean farmer, a divorce lawyer, and a local carpet cleaning business. Will those EVIL companies have to pay up under the new regime? Or will my sign, carpentry, sushi, veggie-burger, divorce, and carpet cleaning needs just get more expensive. Or maybe they won’t expand their business so their stuff will get more scarce. Cuz if they are doing that sort of thing, I’m gonna have to hold off purchasing stuff, and so will a lot of other people. Maybe do without.
But better that money be spent on a second Planetarium in Portland Oregon than go to those business peoples pockets or company expansion funds if I DO spend the money on… sushi, say, that gets taxed greater after the new regime. Twice a year, now, instead of once a month on that sashimi, since it costs me. They need the gov’t money out there more than local companies. So what if those businesses have a hard time. It’s their own fault for being so rich, greedy, and evil. How dare they try to succeed. If they fail, GOOD. We don’t need their kind. Not in America. We need a gov’t funded Planetarium! Well ANOTHER Planetarium. In Oregon. Do you expect school kids to sit in class and NOT go on a field trip? I trust Congress to spend that money more wisely than any stupid soybean farmer can. Those guys wear coveralls and chew on HAY, fer Criminy!
Here’s a thought. When considering new punitive taxes, Congress, look beyond the target of your wrath (Booooo, Big Oil! Tax the gas! Tax the corporate take!) at who will bear the burden of the tax. Does the gas station pay that tax and just suck it up, and THEY become the Sad Clown, or do I pay that tax when I get gas? I am not ‘addicted’ to energy. I need that gas to live, as much as I need food.
And, since, me and millions of other American just have their heads above water, why are we being asked by politicians and Tom Brokaw to ‘sacrifice.’ Telling ME to sacrifice is a lot cheek! And to be COMPELLED to sacrifice by the gov’t or some bureaucrat policy? Am I being punished for being a sinner of something? Is that really their JOB?
To sacrifice for the government is not a virtue.
You never hear about the government sacrificing anything. But you’d expect that. It’s not like they are our servants or anything, right? We work for THEM, right?
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