Monday, April 28, 2008

A few things I want a politician to clarify for me

While I sincerely doubt any of them would be brave enough, I'd like to know a few things.

I constantly hear the terms middle class and the wealthy. These are usually bandied about when they are talking about taxes and or tax cuts. I want just one of them to put a dollar figure on what makes a family of four poor, middle class, or wealthy. To make it simple for them, they can base it on the good people living right here in NEPA. Please put it in terms of household income. I know the dollar value would be considerably higher in other areas so please don't bother..

I hear a lot of talk about ending the tax cuts for the "rich". I want just one of them to address the fact that 40% of Americans pay nothing in federal income tax. As a matter of fact, this group of people tends to get money that they never paid in if you know what I mean. I want to know three things. 1. How is this fair? and 2. Would we have a balanced budget if every American paid income tax? and 3. How is it fair that the wealthiest twenty percent of Americans pay NINETY PERCENT of all money collected by the Infernal Revenue Service? (yes, you read that right, 80 % of Americans collectively pay only 10% of the tax burden).

This one is just for Hillary and Obama. Lord knows I'm not a McCain fan, but I keep hearing that if anybody votes for him, they are voting for the war in Iraq. If I'm not mistaken, all 3 of these whackers have said that an immediate withdrawal of troops is impossible. Does that mean a vote for any of them is a vote for the war??????


Anonymous said...

Class warfare #1 play in the liberal playbook. I'm starting to think if you're not living off some entitlement program, YOU ARE THE WEALTHY ! Watch out man. The best part is the people that want you to pay more, like Ted Kennedy, pay less than you or I, hiding their money away in trust funds.

I think the Democrats use the new fuzzy math...that's the only way they can justify the wealthiest twenty percent pays 90% of the tax burden.

I like the way you think, stop by and drop a line or visit the forum. Rant it up !!!


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