Dawgs (1000+ posts) Tue Sep-27-11 03:57 PM
We are fucked. Updated at 3:54 PM
Edited on Tue Sep-27-11 04:04 PM by Dawgs
Not because of Obama, or Clinton, or Perry, or Bachmann, or Romney.
We are fucked because Americans are INSANE.
I just spent the last hour looking for articles on the top 1% and how much they spend on taxes, and I made the mistake of reading the comments below the articles. Here are a few of the articles I found.
Prepare to be dumbfounded, because either these people are super fucking rich, or they are just fucking dumb. I'm going with fucking dumb.
The obvious win-win is to cut and simplify taxes. Revenue to government may drop the first year or so but will hold steady or rise after that. So, we get to keep more of our own money AND raise more for the government AND increase GDP. Yes, it really does work that way. Ask Kennedy and Reagan and Bush who tried it and got those results.
Apparently, history and facts don't matter with this one. But, they write well.
This one thinks that we are all rich, smart tax professionals, that have plenty of time on our hands. What the Fuck.
I love the standard rhetoric spewed out about how the rich have lawyers to take advantage of loopholes. Guess what, if there's a loop hole in a tax law, it's there for everyone to use and abuse. They make it sound like it's a secret club with a password and handshake and only a "rich" person accompanied with a lawyer can enter. Stop with the rhetoric and stick to the facts please. That goes for both sides.
I want everyone to get rich also..but why should a successful person be forced to give it to someone else...and everyone will not get richer by giving the gov. the money to distribute
Apparently the rich will be forced to hand their money to other people by this ones logic.
I can't believe I still get shocked by this stuff.
These people REALLY ARE STUPID. It's gotten so bad that they are taking the side of the rich. And not just the $500,000 rich person, but the top .01% that make in the hundreds of billions. And part of their defense is to attack the poor. This is some seriously fucked up shit.
We are screwed if we can't defeat this.