SensorG said: "The rich really have you fooled Foodie, if you think they need as much money as they can get so they can create jobs for you. "
First off SensorG, NO ONE has me fooled - especially the current crop of assclowns in Washington. I don't fall for their slight of hand tricks - dazzling bright, shiny things in their right hand while picking my pocket with their left.
Next, I did not say that the rich need as much money as they can get to provide me with a job. Perhaps I didn't make myself clear enough. You, me, everyone here is worth what they can get.
Isn't that what union leadership is expected to do for it's members? Get as much as they can get for them? If that is deemed "ok" then why should it not be good for the rest of us?
I just fail to understand why so many people suffer from severe cases of class envy - to the point that it makes their lives miserable. As long as anyone - rich or poor - has accumulated what they have by playing by the rules and didn't intentionally crush anyone along the way - I have no quarl with them.
The vast majority of the well to do have worked very hard, long hours to get where they are today. And, very likely, they've provided some good jobs for others in the process. Why should that be demonized? And why should they be penalized by a ridiculous tax code that pretends to "even the playing field." That concept has been tried many times in history and has ALWAYS failed.
I've been employed by small business people for the last 25 years - and have been treated very well by them. Are they rich? I guess that depends on your definition. They're certainly financially comfortable - as they deserve to be in exchange for the hard work they put into building their businesses. Why should I be envious of that and believe they should be penalized for their accomplishments? I truly do not understand that line of thinking.
You can pretend to believe that the great equalizer currently occupies the White House and somehow will make your life better by penalizing the well off. It simply isn't going to happen. The well to do will always figure out a way to keep as much of their $$ as possible. The "equalization", if successful, will be accomplished by reducing the standard of living for the middle class because the fact remains, that is where the greatest amount of money to tap lies. You could tax the rich at 100% (of course, you could only do it once) and it wouldn't come close to providing the dollars necessary to satisfy Washington's never ending appetite for more.
But, if it makes you "feel" good to hear how the rich are going to be soaked (won't happen) then who am I to wake you from that dream?