Originally posted by NeoSocialist
Stealing from the rich is not quite right.
This is a completely true statement. Socialism is stealing mostly from the rich, then some stealing from the middle class, and stealing from the
Sadly, there are a vast number of tax programs that tax the poor at a disgusting rate in the USA.
1. Inflation. Inflation hits the poor hard while doing virtually nothing to the rich, helping them if anything. The newly created money is given at an
interest rate next to zero to large corporations. The newly created money reduces the value of all the rest of the money in existence. So those who
hold most of their wealth in cash, namely the poor, are hurt by inflation. While those who get the new money first, large corporations, are helped.
The fed has been giving billions every day in 2% loans to wealthy bankers while rest of us are screwed over by the bankers with a 7% rate, and have
our US dollar value decrease. Can you imagine if we forced the US federal reserve to give its 2% rate to top-credit-rated individuals in addition to
corporations? What a victory that would be.
2. Income tax. You actually can make a very low salary and have to pay a substantial portion of that to income tax. I believe in most cases a $20,000
salary will result in a good size federal and state tax applied to it. Sad and pathetic.
3. Social Security tax. This tax is extremely high for the poor. 8% of it is visible, and then through a disgusting method of disguise, another 8% tax
is tacked on for a total of a disgusting and ridiculous 16%. Outrageous! However, the incredibly rich, those making six figure salaries of some
extremely high number, pay a lower % of their income to it. If the government has a problem with people not saving then #ing make them save instead of
start another #ing social program that costs billions. Its so stupid how the government solves problems by creating other problems instead of just
solving the problem. Problem: Man not saving. Solution: Make man save. Duh! But what does the gov't do it decides to throw billions at the problem
instead. My God the solutions are so obvious except to governments around the world who only want to increase their power and increase the program
count because they can't stand obvious solutions.
4. Sales taxes. The poor have to pay a tax on basic needs in most states including food, shelter, and clothing. Lets see... steal from the poor to
give to the poor. Brilliant. I won't say more because I'd really start cursing about that idea.
5. A large range of hidden tax through disgusting "corporate taxes". Corporate taxes seem like a way of taxing corporations. No. Corporate tax is a
hidden tax on the poor. Corporations who provide basic needs are taxed at the same rate as corporations that provide luxury junk, another ridiculous
point. Corporations get their money from consumers. Rich consumers pay the same as poor consumers, and so the poor are basically taxed some unknown
amount every time they buy something from a corporation.
The moral of the story is if you are going to steal, then at least do the frickin' job right and just like Robin Hood did you take without asking
from rich people, via taxes, and maybe to a much lesser extent the middle class, then you give it to the poor. This should be done by supplementing
their salaries directly. If someone is earning $2.10 an hour, then fine the corporation can pay that via good and wonderful capitalism, but the
government then suppliments them +$10 per hour so they can feed their children and buy medical care.
I know taxes is stealing, because taking without asking is stealing. Taxes is taking without asking. But, that stealing is completely justified for
the greater good. Socialism could be done so simply and effectively, but if it can't be done in a simple way then screw it. I think capitalism and
socialism can be mixed correctly, but won't be. So therefore I am a strong capitalist.