I don’t know why anyone in this country is buying Mitch O’Connell’s bullshit.
Say, hypothetically, I’m a title company employee. I lose my high paying job in October of 2006. I’m out of work for 5 months, then I get another job at a fraction of what I was making. I work there for almost two years before I lose my job again. I have to start my own business because I can’t get work. That works fine for the first 18 months and then I have to start my business again. All the while my income spirals downward.
While this is occuring I cut costs. I quit going out to eat. I stop buying wine. I brown bag it. I grow my own vegetables and make my own bread. I cut out cable television, I cut back on leaving lights on, running things when I’m not there, cut energy cost I can. I get the stripped down garbage service. I renegotiate all of my insurance. I drop a bank account that’s costing me money.
Not one of those things solves all of my problem, but the cummulative effect of doing all of those things eases the issue.
So how on God’s green earth are we suppose to reconcile the Mitch O’Connell’s argument that taxing the richest 2% of Americans at the same rate as, say every other one of us, shouldn’t be done because iti doesn’t make that much difference in solving the deficiet? Is anybody listening to these assklowns? That is the stupidest argument I have ever heard. How about I keep my cable and showtime and Home Box and all that other shit because it won’t make that much difference in solving my defecit problem. America, are you listening? This is utter bullshit. Warren Buffet, Paris Hilton, Steve Jobs, Barbra Streisand can all afford it. Shameful. Maybe this is a little insight to what really matters to these guys.
Here’s the deal, Obama’s incoming money is off the hook right now. He had 170,000 individual contributers by this time in 2007. He has 550,000 now. He is crushing all the Republican opponents right now. From what I see, only one is qualified to run the country and the GOP won’t pick Mitt Romney. That’s too bad. We will save Michelle Bachman for another day.
Here’s my solution, re-write that tax code. POS taxation. That’s it. You can have it, you can earn it, you can keep it. Spend it and you pay for taxes. I suppose that will send some people up to Montana to build a Ted Kascynski unibomber cabin, but not too many. We’re Americans. We’re lazy.