Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Fair Share?

As most of us are aware, as the stock market tanked, the President made yet another appearance on TV which was supposed to put our mind at ease. Essentially, we're supposed to forget that for the first time in history, our country's credit rating was downgraded. And don't worry your little head about the fact that the Dow closed down 634 points. It's okay - the Prez has our back!! Now doesn't that make you feel better?

One thing Obama said yesterday really stuck with me...
“Our challenge is the need to tackle our deficits over the long term. Last week, we agreed to [across-the-board cuts to domestic and defense spending.] There’s not much further we can cut in either of those categories. We need to couple those spending cuts with two additional steps — tax reform that will ask those who can afford it to pay their fair share and modest adjustments to health programs like Medicare." (Emphasis added)

I'd like to ask Mr. Obama a few questions - who, pray tell, will decide "who can afford it"? This wonderful super committee? And on what criteria will "they" decide who can and cannot afford it? What about the 47% of Americans who pay no income taxes? Can't they afford their fair share?

Secondly, since when is a tax voluntary? Seems to me that if we don't pay our taxes, we can get into some pretty serious trouble. Mr. President, are you really going to "ask", or are you going to demand?

Why don't you say what you really mean sir. You're not going to "ask those who can afford it to pay their fair share"...you're going to demand that the people YOU deem "rich" pay more in taxes.

By the way, in case you haven't noticed, it's policies, or even talk of policies, like this that are keeping the unemployment up and the job creation down. Are you not seeing the pattern?

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