Some people in Big Government politics these days…
Vehemently argue that MORE taxes?
Will get us economically moving (kinda, maybe…HOPEFULLY cause they have no idea what else to do)…
In the right direction!
“There are others who are saying: ‘Well, this is just a gimmick. Just taxing millionaires and billionaires, just imposing the Buffett Rule, won’t do enough to close the deficit,’ ” Obama declared Wednesday. “Well, I agree.”
Actually, the gimmick was apparent even without the president’s acknowledgment. He gave his remarks in a room in the White House complex adorned with campaign-style photos of his factory tours. On stage with him were eight props: four millionaires, each paired with a middle-class assistant. The octet smiled and nodded so much as Obama made his case that it appeared the president was sharing the stage with eight bobbleheads.
And if that’s not enough evidence of gimmickry, after his speech Obama’s reelection campaign unveiled an online tax calculator “to see how your tax rate stacks up against Mitt Romney’s — and then see what the Buffett Rule would do.”
Obama argued that his plan to make sure that those earning north of $1 million a year don’t pay a lower tax rate than average Americans — although gimmicky and insufficient — is an advance. “The notion that it doesn’t solve the entire problem doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t do it at all,” he explained.
That’s true, to a point. But Obama’s claim that the Buffett Rule “is something that will get us moving in the right direction toward fairness” would be more convincing if he took other steps in that direction, too. [Read More]
As opposed to?
Oh, I don’t know…
Say curbing our CRAZY government spending, which at this point?
Pretty much out-paces the Euro of all freaking things!
But, come on…
Who wants to do that?!
The answer must be?
MORE taxes, cause all the taxes we have NOW…
Obviously NOT enough.
[via SmartMoney]The U.S. tax code is insane and out of control. It’s tripled in a decade. It now runs to 3.8 million words. To put that in context, William Shakespeare only needed 900,000 words to say everything he had to say. Hamlet. Othello. The history plays. The sonnets. The whole shebang. But the IRS needs four times as many words? Really?[Read More]
Especially when one considers how the fruits of our labors?
Utilized by Big Government!
And it’s not like Big Government doesn’t spend (i.e. fritters away) our tax dollars wisely…
Every penny, every American PAYS IN TO THE GOVERNMENT, with the intention of individual betterment of ALL people’s in the United States?
In your best interest…
[via Boston Herald] A convicted drug dealer — who cops said wanted to use cash from his taxpayer-funded EBT card to post bail — is the new face of welfare abuse, according to tough-minded lawmakers who are pushing the reform-resistant Patrick administration for a crackdown.
Kimball Clark, 45, was locked up Friday on drug-dealing charges — again — when he was overheard using his one phone call to ask the person on the other end of the line to “get my EBT card and go to the ATM and get the money to bail me out, get me outa here tonight,” according to a Boston police report.
“It’s another outrage,” said state Rep. Shaunna O’Connell (R-Taunton), a member of the EBT Task Force who criticized the group for failing to push tough restrictions on the use of the controversial cards. “When we were on the EBT Card Commission, I fought to get bail bondsmen on that list of places where people could not use their EBT cards. They fought me on it and told me people can’t use their EBT cards in that way.”
Beacon Hill was forced to mull reforms after the Herald reported people were spending welfare cash on booze, cigarettes and scratch cards.
“Obviously the Department of Transitional Assistance has no idea how people use these cards and how the cards work,” O’Connell said.
State Rep. Russell E. Holmes (D-Boston), another advocate for tough reforms, said he was hardly surprised that a drug suspect would try to bail himself out with money from a taxpayer-funded EBT card. [Read More]
This is YOUR tax money well spent!
And there actually exists…
Some people who think NOT giving Big Government more of your tax money to blow on drug dealers on welfare, is a bad idea?
As they see it? MORE taxes as the ONLY solution to our current economic problem.
Pffft, who wouldn’t believe that?
(see an example, of you tax dollars at work in the form of bail money for a drug dealer, above)