Thursday, October 30, 2008

I'm Lazy, are You?

There are people out there who don’t like the idea of “spreading the wealth”. Those people are what we call elitist rich fucks. Yes, ELITIST, and notice I did not say LIBERAL ELITIST. Say it ain’t so Joe.

Take a look at this cartoon that Republicans across the country are having a hearty chortle about this week:



Oh ho ho, hee hee hee, that is funny stuff right there. So, those of us who make less than $250,000 a year are now lazy? Forget that some of us work 2 or three jobs, or 15-hour days, just to make ends meet. And, that Republicans have a reputation for voting against minimum wage increases and the like.

As has been pointed out time and time again, the tax code in America has always been that the more you make, the higher your tax bracket. Now, this does not mean you pay more taxes than your lazy, liberal, elitist anti-America counterpart. What it means is, you pay taxes commensurate with your income. There seems to be some sort of misinterpretation by the Joe Six-Pack $250,000+ bread winners that the more money they make, the less they will take home because they will be paying so much more in taxes.

I know without all the fancy college edumication booklearnin’ of the liberal elite at your disposal this might be a difficult concept to grasp. You will not make more, pay more, and take home less. Come on, surely even the regular Joe the Plumbers and Tito the Builders out there can understand that that is a bunch of hooey.

As a matter of fact, as reported by Salon.com in this article, if you make $280,000 a year, you will pay exactly $257 more per year in taxes under Obama than McCain. $257. Basically, less than your latte tab for the year. (BTW, if you make $280,000 a year your take home after taxes is approximately $19,000 a month. Weep for them.)

On top of that, only 5% of Americans make more than $250,000 a year. The rest of us are living in the middle or lower classes and rely on public schools, welfare, and public health clinics. Is it really so wrong to expect those who make more to contribute to the national good? Let’s face it, all of those services benefit ALL American’s. There is no such thing as a self-made person in this country any more.

Look at it this way: You are a business owner, making $280,000 a year. You have a staff of employees. Your employees were probably taught in public schools, they (and you!) drove on county roads to get to work, or used public transportation. If you don’t provide health care because it is too expensive, they probably have none and rely on public clinics for their care so they don’t miss a day of work. If your business burned down the public fire department would come put out the fire. If it were broken into, the public police department would be on the scene.

Let’s be honest here people, it’s not like the lower and middle classes are going to come into some sort of spreading the wealth inheritance. We may get a small tax cut, and you may see a minor tax increase. All I have to say is, it’s a long time coming and quit your bitchin’.

3 People Are Feeling Nostalgic:

|s|h|a|r|o|n| said...

Most elitist dipshits would faint if they had to do the work my husband does: the physical as well as the mental aspects alone boggle MY mind.

Do it again, baby!

Susie said...

Great way to put it into perspective. From one lazy anti-American Democrat to another.

Tiffany said...

FABULOUS post. You said it so much better than I've been able to.