November 26, 2012
Democrats have gotten a lot of mileage out of the claim that the rich must pay their “fair share” of taxes. Americans have a very well defined sense of fairness. How fair are Barack Obama and the Party of Treason?
Americans believe in not only fairness, but also equality. Alexis de Tocqueville in the early 19th Century in “Democracy in America” wrote that Americans would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Unfortunately for America, the left has created an Orwellian definition of fairness. Under the leftist mantra, we are all equal. Some are just more equal than others.
The top 5% of income earners in America pay 40% of the taxes. Is that fair or equal?
If you and I fly across the country on a Southwest Jet, sitting next to each other, there is an expectation that we both paid the same for the seat we are sitting in.
emocrats discovered long ago that they could play the class envy card and get a large group of people to vote for them. This strategy is proof of the truism that there are a lot of stupid people in this nation. We call them Democrat voters.
The average IQ of the liberal Democrat voter floats somewhere in the single digit range. There are also a lot of dead people who vote Democrat too. In fairness to the dead, when you have to include people like Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Streisand in the mix it does skew the average down.
The progressive income tax has been tried throughout the western world. Guess what? As with all liberal ideas, it is a failure.
All an income tax does is provide for the endless easy expansion of government. It provides fodder to create wasteful new programs. Unfortunately, the income tax can never keep up with the desire of politicians to spend other people’s money. If you doubt this, look at Greece, Spain and the rest of Europe. The entire EU is a basket case.
Before the Obama Regime took over, America was the engine that was driving the world’s economy. Barack Obama and the Party of Treason have done their best to destroy that engine.
We are long overdue for a system that creates disincentives to expand government. We need a system that makes it painful for that useless class of individuals we call politicians to spend our money, except on the functions that we truly need government to handle.
Here is one idea. How about abolishing the income tax all together?
Suppose we just impose a flat tax on everyone? Not a flat rate but simply a flat tax.
In the 2012 fiscal year, the government spent about $3.8 trillion. According to the CIA fact book, in 2010, there were approximately 206 million adults in America.
Assuming we did nothing to cut the bloated Obama budget, that would work out to a fee of approximately $1844 per adult. If we cut that down to a monthly fee, that would be about $150 a month, per adult.
If you go back to the fiscal year 2007 budget, the last year the Republicans controlled the budgeting process and there was at least some fiscal sanity, the budget was only $2.7 trillion. That would translate out to $1310 per adult or about $100 a month.
The great thing about this system is everyone pays but there is an even better incentive. If you make more, you get to keep what you make. If you want to work hard enough just to pay your taxes and keep a roof over your head, you can. That is a concept foreign to liberals called liberty.
If you want to work really hard so you make a lot more money, you can keep all of that money. That is again a concept foreign to liberals called liberty.
If we want to be fair, then we must all be treated equally. The idea is simple. Impose the minimum amount we need to run the government and then let the American people do what they do best. Be their own masters and let them keep the fruits of their labors.
This system makes far too much sense. It is perfectly understandable and perfectly fair. That is, unless you are a liberal Democrat.
But then again, this system could put liberals out of business.