posted on Feb, 9 2013 @ 01:40 PM
Obama always intended to tax the middle class. The basic math of what he was advocating made that relatively obvious. We have an electorate who
voted based on emotion rather than common sense. Folks who wanted a "cool" president, someone who made them feel good and they believed his
Obama will continue to raise taxes until every city in the US looks like Detroit because otherwise its not fair to the people who live in Detroit.
That is his world view, its what he believes and its always what he intended.
I love the folks who are now shocked at tiny bit of additional cash the government is taking out of their paychecks and this is just the warm-up.
Reminds me of the person who, gets loaded, takes home a person of the opposite sex because they think they are fantastically good looking and then
wake up next to someone who looks like Rosanne Barr with acne.
Buckle down and wait, because its only going to get worse unless the House has the stones to let the automatic cuts go into effect, which of course
All of this BS about "our national security will be harmed", "we're taking food out of the mouths of babies", "these cuts are going to devastate
minorities" and all of the other rubbish is just that, rubbish. How many folks are working in a place where there have been massive budget cuts
yet those folks who were not laid off don't simply keep the same job, they get all of the other work that was done by those who were laid off spread
amongst them. The goals of the company don't get lowered, the folks who remain don't get more cash for doing more work, they suck it up and work
an extra few hours a day. What happens, in the vast majority of cases, the company is OK. They get creative, they cut waste and work that was not
critical, they get the job done in the private sector. My company just cut their annual budget by 30% with significant layoffs. Did our goals
change, nope, are we selling less or to fewer people? nope.
It would be fantastic to see a bunch of private equity folks go into a government agency in the same manner they go into a company they buy with a
bunch of jack booted lawyers and MBAs folks to rip out all of the waste, blow out the under performers, put competent management in place and all of
the other these folks who make a ton of money do. The irony is that those are exactly the skills that the government does not have and desperately
needs. The very people who the government hates (unless they are spiffing them) are exactly the people the government needs. The government
employee unions would love that.
The vast majority of the executive branch should be simply told to go home and not come back to work. Keep paying them and give them benefits for a
year, clean out the facilities, shut them down, sell them, give them away or raze them. Take all of the savings after two years and distribute it
out to the states on a per-capita basis and be done with it.
The best thing anyone can do is what ever they can to avoid taxes. Not cheat on them, but avoid them. Don't take a raise, negotiate for an extra
week of vacation if you can. Defer income if you can, barter with others, take pay under the table, what ever you can.
The other thing is to not spend a dime that you don't have to. Don't feed the beast, drive down economic activity until the situation becomes so
dire that something simply has to be done. It will need to get much worse before it gets any better.
Trying to make this entire agenda successful is unpatriotic, plain and simple