January 25, 2012 § 1 Comment
Roughly 47%, or 71 million households, pay no federal income tax, according to estimates by the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center. But the wealthy – let’s take the top ten percent of taxpayers – paid 72% of all income taxes that were paid to the federal government in 2010.
So 47% pay nothing, while 10% pay nearly three-quarters of all taxes, and Obama wants them to pay even a greater percentage than that. How’s that for unfair?
We conservatives are all for fairness. So let’s begin to make taxation more fair by starting to get the non-tax paying 47 percent to pay something. These are the same people you see walking around with smart phones shopping for $150 sneakers for their kid and going home to watch a 50 inch LCD tv. If those non-payers paid just $100 for a whole year on average, in just ten years of paying taxes those people would have contributed more than $70 billion. And that number is only for households, not all its occupants.
But wait, as they say on those hysterical cable ads, eighty-five percent of those same people not paying taxes are actually getting a ‘tax return’, or making a profit by not paying taxes. In some cases that can amount to as much several thousand dollars per household. If we eliminated the bulk of these handouts, we could easily reach a total of a trillion dollars in ten years net gain to the treasury.
What does the word ‘fair’ mean? Well to Obama, even though he says his goal is for “everybody to play by the same set of rules”, it really only means wealth redistribution and has nothing whatsoever to do with fairness. For Obama, it’s all about the Marxist ideal: From each according to his ability, to each according to his need. And Obama fancies himself as the one who will decide who has ability and who has need.
Added to all this is the fact that the reason Obama is concerning himself with taxes at all is because of the huge deficit he has run up by giving money away mostly to the benefit of those who pay no taxes. Now is this convoluted or what? What it is, is (as the slick one would say) that the system has been corrupted to favor those who contribute nothing to our society to the detriment of everyone who does contribute.