I think that what actually gets me about how the democrats talk about the “wealthiest americans”, and how our tax cuts should be rolled back for this and that is because that makes ME, and probably you, one of those wealthiest. In the U.S., the top 10% of wage earners already pay 90% of the income tax. In order to belong in this TOP 10% of tax payers, you have to GROSS (not bring home) $90,000 per year, as a couple. That means that if you and your wife are cop and a teacher, two of the lowest paid public workers, you are probably in the top 10% of income producers in this country, and the democrats want to take away more of your hard earned money. These are hard facts, not bullshit.
Basically this means that if I quit my job and start collecting welfare I could probably keep more of my money. That sucks. I work my ass of just to make ends meet. I have a car sitting in my driveway with a broken water-pump because I cannot afford to get it fixed, and according to the goverment I am rich. I shop at the consignment store for my slacks because I am rich. I have to count change for gas money some days and I am rich.
If the goverment really wanted to fix things, they would do away with the IRS entirely, and go to a fair sales tax. But they do not want to fix it. It gets them elected. Thus, the democrats can scare old people by moaning about how the republicans want to take away social security, blah, blah, blah, while the republicans can complain about how the democrats are going to tax us to death. It’s all about politics. If YOU really want to help fix things, get your ass off the TV couch and vote. Elect people that don’t want to be there. Get some doctors, and cab drivers, and business owners, and vets, and garbage men that will serve and get the hell out in a couple of years because they just want to make things really better for their families and then go home to them.