Thursday, February 23, 2012

Shut Up or Pay Up

If you want a say in the debate over the largesse of the Federal Government then you have to pay to play. Why should the takers be able to vote to take more from the makers? The makers need to be thanked for all they give to keep this country’s coffers afloat.

How can we allow people to vote on policies that ultimately line their pockets? Should we make it a requirement to pay taxes to vote? I don’t want to hear how that discriminates against any given group. Fifty percent, that’s right FIFTY percent of people pay no federal income tax and they get to vote to make the rest of us pay more. I for one am done!

Only half of U.S. citizens pay federal income tax, according to the latest available figures.

In 2009, just 50.5 per cent of Americans paid any income tax to the federal government - the lowest proportion in at least half a century.

And the number of people outside the tax system could have climbed even higher since as the economic downturn has continued to bite and unemployment has remained high.

The decreasing number of taxpayers threatens government revenues, and could also cause resentment from those who believe that welfare recipients are taking money out of the economy.

151.7million U.S. citizens paid no federal income tax in 2009, according to figures compiled by the Heritage Foundation, a right-wing think tank.

In 1984, the middle of the Reagan era, 85 per cent of Americans paid federal income tax, meaning just 34.8million people did not.

Cause resentment? You think? Why not tie federal voting rights to paying taxes? Either way the system is going to collapse because we working stiffs are starting to look at ways we too can get away with paying nothing to the federal government. Maybe we cut back in hours. Maybe we sell everything and live off of our savings until it runs out and then jump on the gravy train with everyone else.

The only thing stopping us from stopping work is we are engrained with work ethic. We take nothing and give everything. We are the makers, the volunteers that keep the world going, we are the creators, and we are the hopelessly optimistic patriots believing it has to change. But will it ever change?

I challenge you to look around and ask yourself: what has happened to America? Oblivious to the fact that their way of life is being stolen by rat politicians. At least half of them aren’t paying for it…

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