Originally Posted by L.A. BRONCOS FAN
In other words, making the rich pay taxes = "stealing" in your mind.
Glad we cleared that up.
You must have some serious issues with some of the big-time "thieves" in your own party's modern history, e.g., Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford, et al.
Yeah. Taxation does not equal stealing. No matter how hard you try to do mental gymnastics to make that claim. However, simply taking more money for the sake of taking it IS stealing.
I find it interesting. Your side constantly harps about jobs going overseas, yet the US has the 2nd highest business tax rate in the world. It apparently has never occured to your side that maybe slashing that tax would actually encourage job growth here...which grows the tax base. Its much easier to just squeeze the wealthy. Then you act indignant when they choose to either not invest in expansion or the market, which brings in diminishing returns. And then your side pushes for tax increases. Leads to fewer jobs, more government spending and a need for more revenue. But of course, saying this cycle is stupid and blaming government for it MUST mean I defend the uberrich plutocracy. You have logic fail.
You are the guy who believes installing a new drain in the basement will stop the flooding in a house but conveniently ignore the giant hole in the roof and the busted pipes in the floor. When you have the giant hole pointed out to you, you blame the previous owners. When the pipes are pointed out to you, you blame the lack of regulation at the pipe making factory. In either case, you still do not fix the problem and instead carp that your neighbors have houses that are not flooding and it would be more fair to have them chip in to pay for your new roof and new pipes.
But I'm sure in response I will get a nonsensical political cartoon or some change of subject.