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Taxman to Middle Class: 'Bend Over'

restoreliberty Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 2:33 AM
My answer to Obamaism was to pare my business back to a one person operation. My former employees either shoulder the burden for all their own government mandated takings by having become self-employed or by going to some other firm still crazy enough to want to be employers in this country. I paid off everything I own and I retained enough clients to keep me busy and pay my day to day expenses with a little travel on the side. If the government is going to take half or more of everything I labor to produce then why bother? Why work that hard to pay for government graft and the stupidity and bad decisions of others? I might as well just goof off and enjoy myself instead of working for the tax man.
Richard_B Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 8:01 AM
You bring to mind the statement made by a citizen of the former USSR: "They pretended to pay us and we pretended to work." Under communism the workers goofed off and why not? Why bust your butt to build wealth that will be taken from you and given to someone who doesn't work? Why take all the risks and hardships of trying to build a business when you can earn far more as a government employee? Of course if we all become government employees, who will raise the food so that we can eat? State run farms? That didn't work at all well in the USSR.
NewJAl Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 8:25 AM
I quoted restoreliberty by copy and paste, on my facebook page, when asked 'what's on your mind'. I have friends and relatives that are still fooled by Obama.
NewJAl Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 8:52 AM
And I cut and pasted the comment by Richard B, as well.

President Barack Obama in 2008, and again during the 2012 election, promised absolutely, positively no tax hikes on the middle class. The rich, however, must pay more: "It's not me being stubborn, it's not me being partisan -- it's just a matter of math."

How does Obama intend to pay for our cradle-to-grave welfare state? Why, by charging the dastardly "millionaires and billionaires" who "can afford to pay a little bit more." No more extending the Bush-era tax rates for the rich. To do so, Obama tells us, would "cost" $700 billion -- over 10 years. So this "break"...