Friday, July 29, 2011

On Taxing the Rich for a Quick Fix

I was talking to a good friend an co-worker yesterday.  No liberal is she.  We go way back.  We've often commented we could've been siblings, we have that much in common.

Anyway, we were talking about this spending and debt problem in Washington, and she said something like she thought that the really rich should just get together and volunteer to fix it.  They have plenty of money.

Now if she, a sensible woman -- is under that impression ... yeah. We're in big trouble. I felt she needed to watch this. So I edited the beginning off of Bill's original so that it would skip the setup and get right to the meat. Bill's visuals make the size of the problem managable by the average brain.

And note that Iowahawk & Bill are doing nothing to address the debt here.  Just one year of budget.


Whitehawk said...

Add to this discussion the revelation that the private company Apple has more cash on hand than the federal government and you can see how much trouble we are in.

We have a long way to go but I was encouraged that the Tea Party repubs took a stand. Thought it was funny that Obama said we need to take the process (of the debt debate) out of Tea Party hands and get it back in the hands of the American people.

HHmmm. What country did the Tea Partiers come from anyway?

philmon said...

Wow, he really said that?

So "The American People", I guess, consist of SEIU and government employees unions, I guess, as well as the terminally unemployed.

This is why it's so important for them to downplay the size and scope of the Tea Party and marginalize it with "extremist" and "racist".

This is why it is SO important for you not to be afraid to tell those around you, "I am a Tea Partier."