Saturday, July 21, 2012

This is Getting Really Old..

"Does anybody really think more debt or taxes to pay for more income re-distribution programs is really going to help anything?...
How can a tax system be called "fair" when 47% of households are getting a free ride on the backs of the 53% who are paying income tax and carrying their own weight in society? Do we really want a society where half the people have to be carried by the other half?.. 
All the corporations combined have never received this much of the taxpayer's money....
 I am tired of paying other people's bills while tens of millions have been trained to keep crying "woe is me". And I see their "benefits" just keep growing..
It is going to take individual responsibility and millions of decent paying private sector jobs to get us out of this mess, NOT more government intervention. No, I don't have the answer as to where those jobs will come from. I just know it will not and should not be from the government."
by *****July 20, 2012 / Comments on an article re: George McGovern on CBS

Trying to debate with someone on this fact-twisting tirade is near impossible. Poor lazy people sitting around with their big screen TVs eating steak, instead of vying with college grads and seniors for those jobs at McDonalds, are the cause of ALL the problems in this country........MY REAR END.

"In America today, the biggest recipients of handouts are not poor people. They're corporations."    Townhall March 23, 2011
I'll even steal a quote from (sorry) John Stossel: 

Or to put it another way: the government spent 50% more on corporate welfare than it did on food stamps and housing assistance in 2006. I wouldn't hazard a guess where it stands today.  But oh, those lazy non-tax paying people getting a free ride on the back of taxpayers.....
And by the way: those on the lower end of the totem pole, usually seniors, unemployed, college students, one-parent families or people working a couple of part-time jobs...DON'T MAKE ENOUGH, with available deductions, to pay additional federal taxes. BUT it's OK for those with millions or billions to USE EVERY LOOPHOLE to lower their rate.

Something else think about:
 The US now ranks 73rd in global income equality, just below Turkmenistan and just above Senegal. The per capita annual incomes of those two countries, respectively, are $1,706 and $1,080.
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So, all you NON-CORPORATE BEINGS out there, get going. Pull yourself up by your bootstraps. Ask your parents for money...unless you're a senior whose parents are long gone, or a college student whose folks just got "downsized." Ignore the fact that you've worked 20 years with a Masters degree. Buy enough stuff with your EBT cards (except tattoos, prostitutes, fake fingernails, liquor, cigarettes, potato chips or lottery tickets) so that all these corporations sitting on billions of profits (what's left after CEO bonuses and political donations) will create those jobs. In turn YOU can get those minimum wage openings, and spend those wages at Walmart who in turn will make a profit, get the picture. Or better yet...the author of the post at the beginning of this article will FINALLY come up with something that doesn't involve the big bad government.

UPDATE: from a HuffPo article just this morning explaining how the poverty level today will pass that of the 60's...Robert Rector, a senior research fellow at the conservative Heritage Foundation, believes the social safety net has worked and it's now time to cut back. He worries that advocates may use a rising poverty rate to justify additional spending on the poor, when in fact, he says, many live in decent-size homes, drive cars and own wide-screen TVs.

How totally stupidly ignorant can you be?????

UPATE DEUX[James Henry says] "This offshore economy is large enough to have a major impact on estimates of inequality of wealth and income; on estimates of national income and debt ratios; and – most importantly – to have very significant negative impacts on the domestic tax bases of 'source' countries" [...]
"These estimates reveal a staggering failure," says John Christensen of the Tax Justice Network. "Inequality is much, much worse than official statistics show, but politicians are still relying on trickle-down to transfer wealth to poorer people.

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