I don’t apologize for the vulgarity in today’s title. I borrowed the term “pissed-off” from a lady that many of you know. I’m talking about Maggie at the excellent Maggie’s Notebook blog. I t seems that Maggie and some friends were talking politics and Maggie let it be known that she was appalled by something or other. Her husband interjected that he was beyond appalled. He was pissed-off. and now Maggie herself has decided that she too is pissed-off and, with good reason. So what is it that changed this lady from being appalled to being pissed-off? If you click on the link above you will find a video by Eric Bolling where he explains that for the first time in American history the parasites are siphoning off more than the taxpayers are paying into the government’s coffers:
For the first time ever, the makers (taxpayers) are taking home less disposable income, $32,400.00 than the “takers” (those subsisting on full or partial government assistance) $32,700.000.
Bolling: The “makers” pay $2.3 TRILLION in taxes every year. The “takers” take $2.5 TRILLION a year. They are taking more than the total revenue of the government.
Let that sink-in for a minute. If those numbers don?t piss you off, I don’t know what will. (BTW, Bolling is referring to data that comes from this Heritage Foundation report.)
Maggie’s article reminded me of a post I made back in September of last year titled Statism is Killing the Middle Class where you can find a table that shows that a family of four making $60,000 per year after paying all appropriate taxes ends up with a net benefit of just over 34,000. But, a por family earning only $14,500 per year after all their government hand-outs has a net benefit of $37,777. How fair is that, Mr. Obama?
Maggie has a right to be pissed-off, doesn’t she? Folks, we all have a right to be pissed-off. Moreover, every tax paying American should be pissed-off. Our ship of state is sinking and sinking rapidly. Maybe if enough Americans get pissed-off and turn that anger into positive action, we might have a chance of saving this nation we love. We need to clean house in Washington and we need to clean house on the state and local level too.
While we are on the subject of being pissed-off, let me share another reason why my brain is twisted in knots. Payroll Tax Cuts. What the hell are we doing to ourselves? How is it possible that Republicans, supposedly the fiscal responsible Party, are continuing to go along with this nonsense? The Social Security system is broke and all the idiots in Washington are going let tax payers not pay into the system for another year. This is absolute insanity! Once again the Republicans are going to let Obama frame the issue. Here is what I think the Republicans should do if they want to give the middle class a $40 a month tax break. First they should reduce the Income tax rate for the middle class the equivalent amount to generate the 440 per month. But make everyone who is working pay into the bankrupt Social Security System.. Secondly, they should go out and hire a tenth grader from any public school in the country to review the US spending programs and recommend cuts in useless spending to offset the tax cut. This should take the tenth grader about fifteen minutes. How hard is that, Republicans in Congress?
Yes, I am pissed-off and you should be too.
Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?