Originally Posted by mellowguy
If he starts taxing the middle class and the poor, I'll cut my very real life expensive top hat into very little pieces and eat them. It will be like eating my words, except it will be my soul. I mean really, first of all, he said he wouldn't. Letting pork into a bill is one thing (and I mean to debate that point later), lying to people about taxes is quite another, and not one that he could get away with. More importantly, why would he need to? That statistic I put up here is accurate- the top 10 percent of Americans have more wealth than the bottom 86 percent. If he only taxed the top 10 percent of people, he would be taxing more than 86 percent of this nations wealth. Unless he plans on buying China, I don't think he'll need to tax poor little us.
Oh yes, the pork. I think it's a good thing. I mean, pork spending is when a congressperson sets aside money in a bill for projects in their district, right? How do those projects get done? Pork spending to one is another 50 to 100 jobs somewhere else. Pork projects help the economy in a localized area, not the country, is all. I mean, it's not like they were building a bridge in Alaska to an island with 7 people on it... exceptions do occur, but they are helpful.
yes the pork that was in the bill can create jobs, but how long will those jobs last and how many jobs would be available? i'm not saying all pork is completely bad even though there still is a reason why it's called pork. for example when they were talking about the stim package that was supposed to go dayton, ohio was a whore house. if i remember right in ohio prostitution is illegal. now what would be the point of having one if that was the case. maybe i should say how would that benefit the people of dayton? ok i know i'm starting to ramble, but trying to make a point about it even though it's a crude example.
Pork projects help the economy in a localized area, not the country, is all.
if it helps the economy of that area how would it still be pork? my definition of pork money would be money going to certain projects an localized area, state, or entire country does not need. alright it could help the economy some, but could it cause a major boost? depends what it is.
now going to the tax on the wealthy something about that still rubs me off in the wrong way. 10% of wealthy americans is till a small amount of people (i could be wrong). like i said earlier that's going to be one hell of a tax increase, and when i made that comment earlier i was playing devil's advocate because of all obama's plans for the country. like the healthcare system. i do agree there needs to be some changes in it, but does it need to be socialized? i don't believe it should. what it should be i don't honestly know considering the only option i've been hearing lately is to socialize it. buying china? china already owns us and our souls, but that's another whole debate. xD
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