posted on Jul, 12 2012 @ 12:31 AM
Originally posted by nenothtu
Originally posted by OutKast Searcher
reply to post by Golf66
If you are close to 250k and your property is worth clost to 500k...I think you can afford 3.8% on the excess above 500k.
Sorry...but I'm not feeling too sorry for you.
I didn't see him complaining about not being able to afford it. I didn't see him mention that at all. His concern seems to be why is it OK to target
him for robbery?
Why is it OK to rob Joe A if you're not going to rob Joe B, too? Where is the promised "equal protection under the law"?
Exactly, I can afford a great many things the average American cannot - why? Because I lived frugally for 24 years in the military saved more than 25%
of my take home pay while investing well and putting my money into land. Drove old cars, lived below my means…all so I can live well now with the
time to enjoy it. Then since I have stretched and saved for all that time and have a decent retirement from the military own my own business
and...and work full time as an investigator for the State I am fair game because I'm rich? I am not rich - I invested well, saved my pennies and
worked my ass off at a hard job for 24 years so I could have a nest egg.
Then I opened my dairy - did so well at that I don't even have to be involved anymore and I employ Americans.
So I have a 46k a year retirement I earned, about 70-80k a year from my business and then work 45-60 hours a week for the State of MO making another
45k with my wife's professional income we are almost at 250 combined. I only took the State job because I was bored – my business was doing so
well there was not much for me to do but get in the managers way… I think I might quit that and start another business and boy then won’t I be
So we are fair game for what reason? We are rich? I have one kid - I could afford more but only want one for a reason I don't want to support a
bunch of them. If people are having kids they can't insure or feed or whatever, why hit me up to cover for their poor choices? No one gave me
anything I earned it... Tax me some more so # heads can sit at home on welfare and unemployment and I can pay for the birth’s of illegal
immigrants…um um um. Penalize me 3.8% because some crap-tastic people who can’t plan and manage their lives can’t afford their healthcare. I
don’t see how this is my problem honestly. I only have one child – I don’t want to support a bunch of kids, I certainly don’t want to pay
for the children of others I especially don’t want to support a bunch of adults who should be supporting themselves.
I employ people, give to charity etc, yet this is not enough for the moochers they want me to pay for their healthcare too. Want good low cost
healthcare for life join the military earn it like I did. It's not a benefit of citizenship one must earn it. Want something (healthcare for life
at cheap cost) - give something (24 years of service) see it’s easy. The opportunty is there for the taking.
Not want something but can’t afford it - take someone else’s. Where I come from that’s called theft.
I am sure ole OutKast Searcher has little or nothing so is all about redistribution - I'd wager if you'd earned a decent living or built a business
and had something to lose you'd sing a different tune.
Those who are all for wealth redistribution have nothing to lose of course they are all for it.