Tag: Taxes

For those who think Socialism is “just fine”

I have written about socialism before, it literally repulses every part of my body, because I believe it is totally anti-American. Though, I will freely admit the ability to climb out of poverty in this nation is more difficult than it has ever been, I still believe it is possible. One has a 5% chance of being born in America, a country that promotes freedom, dreaming big and individuality-so if you are an American the odds are already in your favor.

Many are trying to eliminate the ability to go from having nothing to having something. Removing the ladder that allows for those at the bottom to climb up, removing the “possible.” Why would you remove this ladder? My answer is simple-control. “Oh now calm down….ya done now gone and lost your mind,” you might say-I would say no, I am just an observer of history and noticing a circular trend, that always ends in a revolt. I have noticed though that this removal of the ladder to climb up- “socialism” is cloaked behind the term “fair.” This of course is intentional, because “fair” is far less obvious and intrusive than calling it what it is-despair. We have created a system where there is no incentive to try. With  thunderous cries of “take (steal through taxes) from the rich and give to the poor!” What is not realized  is this is creating a “why work, if you don’t have to” mentality? Welfare has hit record high levels, which is ironic because haven’t we had a war on poverty for the last 50 years??? Over 34% of Americans are now on welfare. Hmmmm and almost 50 million Americans living below the poverty line…..I think at this point we could call the “war on poverty” a load of crap! Why are so many living in poverty and why are so many on welfare? Though the mainstream media would say that the unemployment rate is down, and things are just peachy-they will not tell you that the unemployment rate only counts those receiving unemployment. For many unemployment runs out and they no longer are counted and those who have stopped trying to find a job are not counted in the statistics as well. Then it’s on to welfare. Half of America in now carrying the other half and this is creating a nanny state….where the government (tax payers) provides and no longer the private sector. I would also add that this actually isn’t hurting the rich….the ones getting hit the hardest in this new in-vogue way of thinking is the middle class, that’s right-you, me and the majority of those reading this.

Well, “Why isn’t the private sector thriving?”  Well, when you combine being hit hard by regulations and high taxes, (America has one of the Highest corporate tax rates in the free world) it’s much more cost effective to produce and manufacture outside of the US, thus creating job shortage. Please don’t say jobs are everywhere! My younger brother who majored in “Integrated Physiology,” (ummm not an easy degree!) with excellent grades, who’s a recent graduate, is having a helluva hard time finding work! Oh and for those that would say there has been job creation-yes-that job creation is mostly due in part to an increase in oil production and fracking done in the US…..both things that vehemently are hated upon by the liberal left.

If everything is fair, and everyone gets a 1st place ribbon….this knocks out the desire to be the best….I mean if everyone is the best-then in reality there is no best. This creates a society of no creation and no innovative thought, I mean, why shoot for the stars-if there are no stars? So in return we are all just a bunch of zombies….but hey now we are all “equal,” it’s “fair” and we are all on the same playing field and that’s what matters right? Forget the fact that this playing field over time will become barren, dried up and completely deteriorated because there is no production taking place. And, thus the vast majority now dependent on government. When you are dependent you are no longer in control and you are not free.

So the next time someone says “fair share,” realize what that means. It means no choice, no individualism, no creativity, no production, no dreams…..and I don’t know about you….but I am willing to do whatever it takes to hold that ladder up!

Flat Tax-The Best Tax!

 I got in an interesting conversation the other day about why we should have a Flat Tax…..

So I thought I’d share some of my thoughts 🙂

Our current tax system is called a Progressive Tax System, in that the tax rate increases as the taxable base amount increases. In other words, the more you make the more you are taxed.

I personally think we should get rid of the Progressive Tax all together and have a Flat Tax. A Flat Tax would be an established tax rate across the board. For example let’s say that the Flat Tax rate is set at 17%. This means that someone making 75,000 a year and someone making a Million a year both pay 17% of their income to the Federal Government for taxes. Hmmm well that’s not fair….because the Millionaire would be left with more money? Well the Millionaire is most likely creating jobs for others, this additional money in the pocket could allow them to provide additional jobs, (and if you haven’t noticed-people NEED jobs!) and this allocates for more spending-which in return is stimulating to the economy-which is desperately needed! (By the way, someone making 75k a year is paying over 20% of their income now, under the current Progressive Tax).

 Have you noticed, the gas prices falling….I am sure you have. I filled my car up the other day for a 1.96 a gallon and called my husband because I was so excited about it! That’s like a tax cut in itself, which is allowing people to have more money in their pocket! When the American people experience tax cuts they spend more money which benefits the economy. Having more money also allows many to save for the future! I know it sounds simple, almost too simple….but it really is easy to understand. It’s just gotten way to complex and sketchy, with people hiding money, having off shore accounts…etc!

 The top 1 percent gets out of all sorts of tax loopholes actually. Those making between $100k-500k a year in reality get hit the HARDEST by taxes! If you fall into this category, all you have to do is look at your paycheck and you find yourself regularly saying-“geeez, where is all my hard earned money is going…..oh I see it’s going to TAXES!”

Why do these people get hit the hardest, because they are making too much to get any tax breaks from the government-and they can’t afford to pay some financial genius to figure a way out of paying them, so they are stuck getting the brunt of the deal.

A Flat Tax would do away with all the loopholes, and exemptions, and it’d be a helluva lot easier filling your taxes each year!

 Below is a short video of Rand Paul talking about Flat Tax, and I think he explains it perfectly: Watch, and let me know your thoughts, should we have a Flat Tax?