At some point the productive, taxpaying, achieving class in this country will finally be fed up with our economic enslavement to the imperial State. The State, controlled by socialist democrats Obama, Pelosi, and Reid, demonizes the earners as greedy criminals and then helps itself to ever greater percentages of our earnings and uses it to pay the shiftless, degenerate, lazy class from whom nothing is expected but votes. At what point do the productive in America realize that there's nothing to be gained by achievement, and simply stop achieving? At what point do they go John Galt?
Borrowed from PursuingHoliness.
By going John Galt - reducing my income to the point that I no longer subsidize anyone else via government imposed wealth transfers - I hope to hasten the inevitable collapse. The H.E.N.R.Y.s [High Income, Not Rich Yet] feel the same way; people who are in the dreaded eeevil, mean capitalist pig $250,000 bracket are cutting back on their productivity. As they should - where does society get the right to enslave these people? The faster the 40%opts out, the sooner the collapse, and the sooner we can correct the situation.
How bad does it have to get before we throw up our hands and say, enough? We'll see in 2010 if enough is enough. Oh, and if you don't know what I'm talking about, go read Atlas Shrugged. Or you can just look around, because you're living it.