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Higher Taxes on the Rich Mean Higher Taxes on the Rest of Us

OldTimer Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 6:38 AM
Circa 1948, in order to solve certain problems in 'education' Tennessee imposed limited scope 2% sales tax. Today, the 'total' sales tax which has been 'expanded' to allow 'local' sales taxation on virtually every item sold has become as much as 9.75% -- and the problems that 'sales tax' was supposed to 'resolve' 60 odd years ago are as bad or worse. I cite this because the REAL problem is not how much government collects, but how unwisely the money is spent -- which is largely only to buy votes, not solve other problems.
George257 Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 4:09 PM
An excellent point, Old Timer. I like your final paragraph.
John120 Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 7:16 AM
So TRUE. Taxes collected to fund an appropriate government expenditure is not a vice. My argument is we have flipped (due to Progressives, Statist, Socialist and Neo-Liberals) governance from the local level to the federal level.
Chris from Kalifornia Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 7:49 AM
Yep! Not following the constitution is the problem, the whole problem and nothing but the problem.

Politicians need to read the 10th amendment and take their oaths of office to heart.
Texas Chris Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 9:37 AM
There needs to be a provision in the US constitution to plant hanging trees in DC every year, and buy enough rope every year to hang all the politicians twice.

You'd only have to hang a few, and the rest would fall into line.

President Obama repeatedly assures us that he only wants higher taxes on the rich as part of his class-warfare agenda.

But I don’t trust him. In part because he’s a politician, but also because there aren’t enough rich people to finance big government (not to mention that the rich easily can alter their financial affairs to avoid higher tax rates).

Honest leftists are beginning to admit that their real target is the middle class. Here are a few examples.

  • The New York Times 
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