It will be a cold day in Hades before I will cross that threshold where Progressives want a select group of Americans to pay more taxes on earned and unearned income. This is a bucket of foul smelling waste the Washington elite is spreading across the landscape. I don’t buy, and neither should you.
The leftists call it the “rich’s fair share.” I call it the Progressives’ class warfare and a Balkanization of America stepping well beyond the boundaries of America’s heritage. Who thinks it’s okay to divide the people along the lines of race, sex, age, income, education and the many other ways the political hacks devise? Who believes it is right to create envious conflict pitting the interests of one against another?
Rather than working for justice for all citizens, and adhering to a unique, dying, American accomplishment of “equality before the law,” Progressives have segregated the wealthy as citizens with an obligation to pay more in taxes. They have sold the idea to a majority that the rich must pay more in taxes because they can. Following the old line of progressive taxation, the Washington leeches continue with their divide and conquer assault on the principle of equality before the law.
Just what is fair about the state forcibly taking more from the labor of the rich than they confiscate from the rest of us? Just how is it a good idea that Americans are treated differently with some bearing the bulk of the burden of paying for a wasteful and extravagant over-promising government, while others with no skin in the game carrying none of the load?
An individual’s property comes at the expense of the time and effort invested to create wealth. In essence, your property is the fruit of your life. Who can believe that in America it is right for the state to take more of one person’s life than of another’s? It will probably be many of the same leftists who believe it is right to take human life in-utero, limit your life choices, and inculcate your children in school with political correctness.Michael Lewinski Dubois, IN