Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
The fact is -- most Americans don't think of themselves as poor even if they are -- and they will complain about their tax money being used to support a poor person that isn't pulling their weight.
ok, then. If it's a fact as you claim, please cite the reference. I'll be interested in seeing that link. "Even if they are"? Let's see, then. If a homely woman thinks she is beautiful, does that make her still homely? You want to convince her of that? Talk about falling into traps. You are saying, "This is what you are, regardless of what you think you are, because this is what we are telling you you are." A page right out of the Left playbook.
I have to say I am enjoying this link immensely. Here we have a rebel defending the rich and their actions. Astounding reversal.
If someone wants to pay 400 bucks for a haircut -- the very well paid barber will also owe his fair share to support the system that allowed him to earn his wage. Putting economic power into the hands of the impoverished merely makes them a part of the economy and expands the market -- thus expanding the opportunity for the well capitalized to increase their earnings as well.
Oh, you mean the money "trickles down" to the benefit of the economy from the money spent by the rich? LR, you are sounding less and less like a lefter with every word.
For that reason -- I think it's even more important that a person who is actually in the position of paying a large amount of Federal Income Tax or Capital Gains Tax (even though the wealthiest usually find enough loopholes to avoid paying them) lead the discussion of how we apportion taxation and apply that towards eliminating poverty.
I agree, reb. The reason it doesn't happen is that most of those people are the ENEMY! You want to really follow that thought? Great! Let's get Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Sam Walton, etc, etc, take their advice and ask for their input. can't do that, can we? Those are the bad guys, according to the Democrat leadership. Those are the guys not doing enough, the guys that need to be paying more, the guys that Bush gives all the breaks to. No, we need the rich POLITICIANS to tell us how funds should be apportioned, the ones who can afford all the loopholes not to pay personally, the ones some of whom who have never even held a job outside of politics.
I'm getting the impression that rich Democrats must be good and the rest villifiers of the country....yes, there are a lot of traps out there.