posted on Jan, 1 2012 @ 12:59 PM
reply to post by VonDoomen
Yes, he wants to cut taxes for the rich. But he also wants to cut taxes for the poor.
As you even stated he wanted to go to maybe a 10% tax rate. Wouldnt that mean we would be keeping 20% more of our income to spend as we wish? His plan
is to reduce the federal government, and therefore the bill required to pay for it. Which would translate into tax cuts for everyone.
You failed to mention the tax credits he wants to remove that benefit the poor more than the rich. The child tax credit alone is a huge benefit to
the middle and lower class...the rich don't care about this...they aren't going to go hungry if they loose this. The OP also clearly stated the
elimination of the estate tax and gift tax...which really only benefits the rich.
And sure...a 10% across the board lowers most people's taxes...but then with the elimination of all these tax credits and making it across the
board...for a lot of low income people...this increases their taxes.
I agree with the OP on this...Ron Paul's policies appear to benefit the rich. I don't think the rich need any more help.
Also, as another poster pointed out and you seem to have chosen to ignore, Paul wants to replace National/Federal laws with the right of the
state to implement them, and the people of that state to pay for them. So if Paul eliminates the EPA, do you really think any state is just going to
let corporations pollute as they wish? Really?
Yes I do...if the corporations pay them enough I think some state out there will be fine with it. This is just a difference in ideology...you and
others place their faith in the State governments....I don't. I think the Federal Government is necessary to oversee and set a minimum set of
regulations. States are still able to implement stricter regulations.
So in my opinion, it comes down to either supporting a minimum set of regulations...or supporting a system where it would be allowed for a State to
completely drop regulations altogether. In a Country where the all mighty dollar rules...I think it is a dangerous game to have States start to
compete for businesses moving to their State by lowering regulations and putting the people of that State in danger.
People seem to forget that we survived and made it the last thousands of years without this much government. People need to get back to relying
on themselves rather than relying on other people.
These are different times. At no time in the past has one organization had the power to pollute and kill an entire ecosystem. That is very possible
Dillute the power of our federal governmnent into state and local governments, and our voices will have more power, and we will be able to
control our government better so it serves the people, not just the rich.
How much does your State do for you today???