Obama tried to explain his tax increase is not socialism.
He said at a rally in Sarasota, Fla., yesterday,
"The reason that we want to do this, change our tax code, is not because I have anything against the rich. I love rich people! I want all of you to be rich. Go for it. That’s the American dream, that’s the American way, that’s terrific."
"The point is, though, that -- and it’s not just charity, it’s not just that I want to help the middle class and working people who are trying to get in the middle class -- it’s that when we actually make sure that everybody’s got a shot – when young people can all go to college, when everybody’s got decent health care, when everybody’s got a little more money at the end of the month – then guess what? Everybody starts spending that money, they decide maybe I can afford a new car, maybe I can afford a computer for my child. They can buy the products and services that businesses are selling and everybody is better off. All boats rise. That’s what happened in the 1990s, that’s what we need to restore. And that’s what I’m gonna do as president of the United States of America."
"John McCain and Sarah Palin they call this socialistic. You know I don’t know when, when they decided they wanted to make a virtue out of selfishness."
Obama is extremely misguided. Socialism is a redistribution of wealth from one class to another. It is Socialism when a thug-like Obama government will force the sweat that we worked for and give it to those who don't. Is it wrong for those who want to keep their hard-earned tax dollars as "selfish?"
Last I checked, this has been done before to no avail! Everyone should take responsibility for their own lives. We are not trying to keep poor people poor, but there is a lot of opportunity out there, one has to make their way! We are taught to not give our kids everything, to let them "earn" their way, and that is what all of us need to do in America!
Secondly, we are not to work for the government, it is supposed to work for us! How dare someone in the Government tell me what I am supposed to do with my hard earned money! So, if everyone else is a victim, then it is time for those who work hard to become the "new" victim? I don't think so! We are all unique, and we all need to earn our way!!! This is the American way, and the American dream!
Obama wanting to go back to the broken tax promises of the Bill Clinton's presidency is an obvious tall tale sign that Obama will raise taxes in this economic downturn.
First off, many think of a small business making $300,000 would be able to give an additional $2300 in taxes. And yes you are right, if I was the employer and you work for me, I couldn't hire someone for $2300 a year. But guess what, when it comes time for me to give you a raise, I'll give you a raise less the $2300 I will have to pay to Obama. Or instead of giving you an extra $2300 worth of health insurance, I'll send it to Obama. Or if I don't have employees instead of spending that extra $2300 I will send it to Obama. And that $2300 won't be spent at a restaurant or at a furniture store or on a vacation. And guess what? The restaurant or furniture store or hotel will need one less employee (or fraction of employee via reduced hours) because it won't have me as a customer.
In the 90s the Democrats decided to put a tax on yachts. Since you know, only the rich buy yachts and they could afford it. Except guess what happened? Rich people stopped buying yachts and within 2 years 7600 jobs in the yacht business were lost. It was so severe that the tax was repealed.
You'd think Liberals would have learned a lesson from that. Sadly of course they didn't.
So, before calling people who work and earn their keep as selfish, I would like to pose this question. Is it right for the government to raise our taxes so they can give it to those who don't pay any taxes? Call it welfare, a handout, or Socialism, it is all the same thing.