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Obama's Rhetoric

Youenternamehere Wrote: Jul 19, 2012 8:34 PM
Thomas Sowell said, "The government doesn't have any wealth of its own, except what it takes from taxpayers, whether individuals or businesses." I contend businesses pay no, nada, zero tax. They pass on any tax levied upon the business to real live individuals, be they customers in paying higher prices, workers in lower wages, or investors in receiving lower returns on their investments. Other than that, the good Dr. Sowell is right on, government is a drain and a roadblock on society and business, not a force that does much good.
djgarbis Wrote: Jul 20, 2012 8:39 AM
The Cosumer pays for EVERYTHING!
Selfmade707 Wrote: Jul 19, 2012 9:25 PM
Yes, entered name! So all the class envy designed to get people like the Occupy Wall Street types all fired up about how much CEO's make, and that they should have to pay more taxes, don't understand that by ranting and raging about raising rich folks taxes, they are just raising their own. That is those who pay taxes. It's also why rich folks don't mind paying more taxes, i.e. Warren Buffet. They just pass it on as an increase to their product.
LibsHateAmerica Wrote: Jul 19, 2012 9:09 PM
That just goes to show how damaging tax increases are to business. At the end of the day the people that suffer are the consumer.
Barack Obama's great rhetorical gifts include the ability to make the absurd sound not only plausible, but inspiring and profound.

His latest verbal triumph was to say on July 13th, "if you've been successful, you didn't get there on your own." As an example, "Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."

Let's stop and think, even though the whole purpose of much political rhetoric is to keep us from thinking, and stir our emotions instead.

Even if we were to assume, just for the sake of argument, that 90 percent...