Thursday, April 14, 2011
Obama: Americans harbor subconscious desire to be taxed more
Yesterday in his pathetic tax-the-rich budget speech, Obama alluded to his belief that people harbor secret desires to be taxed even more than we are already....
"They[Americans] want to give back to the country that's done so much for them."
First of all, let's not use the phrase "give back". Most of America's productive class have earned what they have. We have not been given anything, so paying taxes isn't giving back. It's just plain giving.
Secondly, the "less fortunate" tag, and on whose behalf Obama raises taxes, implies that life's successes and failures are randomly assigned. That good decision making, responsibility, and diligence don't have anything to do with successes and that dereliction, laziness, and ineptitude don't have anything to do with failures. Life is a lottery to Obama and it's unfair that some succeed while others fail, therefore that unfairness has to be corrected by taking from the successful and giving to the failed.
Further more, the people whose successes Obama wants to punish most, the top 1% of earners, already bear 38% of the federal tax burden while the "less fortunate", the bottom 50% only pay 3% of federal taxes collected. The successful are already carrying the failed, by a huge margin.
This budget speech was just more class-warfare and socialism...nothing more.