Originally posted by DarkSecret
It's really simple what the Republican party needs to do...
Stop protecting a bunch of rich at the top who don't need protection because they're doing just fine on their own. Ironically a lot of them are rich
liberals who won't even vote R and publicly advocate for more taxes and donate lots of money to charity. Being taxed at 15% or 35% won't make a
difference because they will keep making money - just less of it. But their natural greed and inclination to make more money will keep the real "job
Well they are taxed 15% (Capital Gains) and up to 35% while middle class is taxed on an average of 8% with a big part of the middle class well under
that 8% since the smaller upper middle fills most of that bucket.
Back to the rich, so we tax them more and that generates 100 billion more a year...we spend right now 1 trillion more than what we take in. How do we
pay off the other 900 Billion just to break even? Add in Obamacare that will double the cost of medical in a few short years plus the ever growing
Government and we will need to generate an extra 2 trillion to not only break even, but to also start reducing the 16 trillion we already owe.
Tax the rich more and not raise taxes on the middle class has been a election smokescreen that Obama and crew has been beating into your heads for
Stop being socially conservative. Hating gays, imposing religious views on women, trying to deport all illegals won't work too well. Let gays marry
and be as miserable as heteros, let women have their abortions and bear their own consequences and legalize and tax all the illegals for the services
they're using. Would you rather have cheap illegal labor drive down the wages for all of us? Would you rather have foster children and orphans or
welfare moms which are supported at tax payers' expense?
I agree here...but a couple of points.
Obama says he is for gay marriage, but he will not lift a finger in the efforts to make it happen. Obama says a lot of things that will never happen,
so maybe the answer is just to talk the talk but never walk the walk....
We do need to do something about our illegal alien problem. Once again Obama says he is all for them, feels for them, understands them, BUT he will,
and has not done, nothing to fix the problem. I did see his small effort to give illegal alien children who came here under the age of 16 a path to
citizenship as a gesture for the Latino vote more than anything else. Just as his vocalizing he is for gay marriage a while back with no actions
taken as his gesture for the gay vote, but all this should not be just a political tool.
The Republican answer to continue to physically close the border and get a documented process in place so workers can come here legally is not popular
with the Latinos, but it is best for all. I have a sister in law that has been on the waiting list for 7 years...I do not see amnesty as the answer.
The republicans did it once and that didn't fix anything.
The bottom line is there are 10s of millions of workers that would love to come here just to work on a legal work visa program from all over the
world. Why should we deny them that chance while rewarding those who came here illegally from basically a few countries south of us?
The problem is anything outside of doing nothing gets demonized by the left...
Stop being anti-worker. Unions may have crossed some lines but that doesn't mean they're bad at the core. Paid vacation, sick time, 40 hour workweek,
unemployment insurance are all benefits that have been secured by unions.
Obama bailed out the Unions, not the automobile industry, and so he got their vote in a few key states at a cost for 50 billion dollars of the tax
payers money. God move on his part...I guess...Good old Chicago politics in play there...
Unions WERE needed in the past, but now they are as bloated and corrupt as anything else out there and might as well be nothing more than a mafia
protection scheme today.
Why do companies go into bankrupt because of Unions? Below is the pay scale and both union and non-union workers are close in pay...but the hidden
cost from unions continually pushing for better and better benefits push the actual pay scale from $27 per hour to $72 per hour for each employee.
Kind of hard to stay in business when your lowest workers cost you 72 bucks an hour... So this leads to having less and less workers... in the
automoble industry alone there is less than 1/2 the work force it had a few decades ago, while Toyota keeps opening up new plants all over the place.
Assembly Line Worker --------------- Big 3 $27
---------------------------------------- Toyota $25
With overtime + profit sharing ----- Big 3 $29
--------------------------------------- Toyota $31
Just as non-union workers were attacked and forced out in the North East recuperation efforts from Sandy, not agreeing with the Union's agendas does
not make one anti-worker. In the end Unions cost jobs, make companies non-completive and stifle any other non-Union work were ever they can.....
edit on 11-11-2012 by Xtrozero because: (no reason given)