Originally Posted by DarthPioliSatan
In my haste, I submitted the last thread before setting up a poll.
So, I want to know how many CP folks will be affected by tax increases on those earning over 250K. Your names will not be seen in the results, of course.
My question overall is this:
If you are a blue collar(or even in some cases white collar)Conservative, the chances are VERY good that you are NOT making this bank. Why in the merry blue **** would you oppose tax increases on those who have made a ****ing CAREER out of dodging taxes and sending jobs overseas?
If a businessperson sends the company to Bangladesh, why the **** should that asshole not have to pay in personal wealth loss back home, after the profit margin has been sorted out? I for one find it high time to absolutely decimate the practice of consolidation. Consolidation is when the corporation pays less taxes than the workers doing the work.
Kill this shit. Pay your share, or GTFO.
The percentage of taxpayers who make 250K who actually do the stuff you described in bold is very, very, very low.
My dad is a surgeon hoping to work 5 more years so he can retire comfortably and still do the things he wants to do. He's always paid his taxes, and doesn't ship or send jobs overseas. In fact, he was a small business owner of sorts for many years when he was in private practice. He created a handful of jobs in the community.
He makes above 250K by working his ****ing butt off. And he's paid the top rate like everyone else.
He paid his fair ****ing share. That's plenty. People like him do NOT deserve to be shit on by a higher rate.
Well, guess what? He's an evil corporatist tax evader according to all occupiers who like to paint rich(er) Americans with a broad brush.
I'm done. Just wanted to get that off my chest.