Not you of course, but you know who I'm talking about.
I see a headline that reads: President Obama Tax Plan Will Drive Wealth From U.S.
...it's a gateway drug, the camel's nose under the tent. Once a higher rate for the rich proves to be insufficient for closing the deficit, the Democrats will say they have no choice but to raise taxes on the middle class.
Don't you think the president knows this? Does anyone really believe this is an unintentional byproduct of a ridiculous tax reform plan? Seems like the Congress knows, but is saying, what's in it for me? They're buying into this bullshit statement about raising revenues without raising taxes. What they should do is stop charging us to work for a living through the income tax system, and instead simply nationalize the federal reserve system of banks that has been taxing us since its creation. hmm, yeah right, like that'll ever happen.
The wealth is being stripped from this nation, and it's met with resistance, but incrementally those resistance factors are either purchased or eliminated. That's the bad news. The good news is that once the wealth is gone, they'll leave us alone, destitute, but alone.
Wealth has always had and always will have a price. We've been suckered by free money. Time to pay the bills.
The only tax reform plan I'll vote for is one that forces the federal government to use the money to directly pay off its debt.
If you have teenagers, you know what I'm talking about. Give them money to pay the phone bill, and the last thing to get done, if at all, is to pay that bill. To rub salt in the wound, the kid tells you the bill is a hundred bucks when it's only fifty bucks. But being the trusting feeble-minded sheep/parent, you give the kid a hundred. The kid spends 75 on his friends, and if you're lucky 25 bucks on the phone bill.
It's not even true with the current government as they don't pay off anything, haven't since Clinton left office. At least he retired some debt while he was president. All these guys are doing is using your money to get more credit cards. If it's OK with you, it's OK with me -- not.
There's more nonsense in the news. What's all this shit about corporations paying huge dividends to help their stockholders avoid next year's tax increases? It's just another stimulus program, not from the government this time, from the corporations who know the money will go right back into the consumer system of spending more than you make. The corporate leaders just had several meetings with the president, and this is their plan! (yeah, I know, just another RWNJ, except I'm not so how do you explain that?:^)
Is it ironic in the least that they announce this right at the start of the Christmas season? How many sheep will over-leverage their credit based on the assumption they're gonna get some giant dividend check?
I got this credit card the other day with zero percent interest for a year. They're just betting by next year I won't be able to pay the balance in full so they can start collecting a year's worth of interest, plus whatever accumulates after that when I still can't pay. I'm smarter than that. I learned it from, guess who, the government. I'll just get another card and use it pay off the balance on the old one. "-) DUH
So yeah, they're driving the wealth from the USA. What's new?