posted on Nov, 2 2008 @ 05:33 AM
Gee, what a brilliant experiment. Except of course, that the only "redistribution," which in itself isn't even accurate per se, is based on taxes.
A homeless guy who earns nothing, doesn't get reduced taxes now, does he. Considering your "experiment" involved the wrong two classes of
citizens, it doesn't make much sense, except as a sensationalist example, as I expect what is what you wanted.
Now, if your example involved a person making over a quarter of a million dollars a year, taking a higher % of taxes, and giving it to that waiter, I
guess it would be slightly more accurate. It's funny so many protest this idea. Why it's fine that those who have a huge cash influx get breaks
and bonuses, versus the working stiff who gets taxed over 25% of their income, baffles me. How many of YOU make over 225k a year? I'd venture not
All I know is that the regular working person busts their butt for meager pay that is taxed insanely. Their healthcare is high and sucks, and taxes
are a backbreaker. As an example: I dug up a paystub from a year ago.
Gross: 2318 Net: 1587 Difference of: 731 bucks.
Fed taxes alone: 359 bucks - for TWO WEEKS of work. Wow.
Here is a little fact for you. When I was younger, households could EASILY have ONE PERSON working, and they'd get by. There was a reason there
were moms that COULD stay at home. Because one income was enough to survive on. Now however, that's very implausible. Both parents work.. some
have two jobs, just to get by!
I find it funny you support folks like the last administration, through whom their horrible policies have buried us deep in national debt. I used to
be fairly neutral when it came to selecting who I wanted to be president. I actually based it on whom I felt would do the better job, not based on
the fact I was this or that party. I felt that this was a ludicrous way to make a decision. It's your "team" so you just blindly accept all they
say and do? hmm... weird way to select a leader imo.
But over the last 20 years, I HAVE noticed one thing. Every time a republican president takes office, their administration puts us more in debt.
Whenever a democratic administration is running the show, it goes down.
McCain said "Let's not raises taxes on anyone!" What a pipe dream. Does he think we are going to magically get out of all the debt the last
administration put us in? No.. I guess he feels freezing absolutely ALL programs is the way to go. What a crock imo. What a heavy-handed, non
intelligent way to go about fixing things. I really don't agree with all the policies of either cantidate, but I fear McCain, and what he might do
to our country, much more than I fear what Obama might do.
Socialism.. certainly is getting slung around a lot, but what Obama proposes is nothing close to real socialism. I don't know about you, but I think
the middle man.. which is the MAJORITY of our working population deserves a break. Every time I work with tech support now for almost ANY computer
product (being in the tech field), I get foreign tech support. I can barely understand the guy on the other end. Because a HUGE PERCENT of American
companies are now hiring folks overseas. They go the cheap route. And so Obama wants to tax them higher. GOOD FOR HIM!!!
Socialism? No.. it's common sense. The American people can hardly afford to live now. The idea to give the largest % of working class a break is
hardly a "bad thing." And when it only pertains to existing taxes, and taxes only, it's hardly full blown "socialism." When people mention
socialism, Obama cracks a huge grin and shakes his head. Why? Because he knows it's simply being blown way, way out of proportion, to try and
convince folks that he harbors Marxist ideals. Please. Have any of you actually READ stuff that guy wrote? In one of the books I've read written
by that man, he tries to "improve" the working conditions of the general public, by changing the working hours for woman and CHILDREN to 15 hour
days, 6 days a week.
Does that sound like what Obama proposes? No.. he only suggest a tax fix to help an ailing country, and yet people jump all over this like rabid
dogs, comparing him to a guy that is absolutely NOTHING like this cantidate.
Something has to be done, we are in a massive hole, curtesy of Bush and Co. Would you rather pay MORE TAXES? The money has to come from somewhere.
Our nations debt isn't going to magically pay itself. It has to come from somewhere. Taxes have steadily risen until they are just ridiculous now.
I don't know about you, but I'd rather not see my taxes and cost of healthcare risen to a point where although I work in a tech support field, it's
as if I work as an entry-level food service employee.