People vote for things that sound good on paper and they think they understand it will help them because a talking head said it will help them. Then, when it starts to affect them personally and individually, they suddenly get it. In other words, when the rubber meets the road. They do not understand that there are always unanticipated causes and effects with some of the things they vote for.
We might pass a law to “punish” one group of people like the rich all the while not understanding that the wealthy likely have a way to avoid the higher taxes or they pass the loss on to the consumer. When we decide to punish the rich, we do not achieve the goal; all we do is end up punishing ourselves.
When we punish the rich, they find a way to recover with the end result being they make and retain just as much money, all the while, at the cost of jobs and/or higher consumer costs.
My guess is the wealthy will not pay more taxes. They might cut a larger check, but they will replace the cash somehow. Perhaps by laying people off, cutting benefits, not opening a second store or putting their plans to build a factory on hold. So they go off shore and we suffer. Perhaps they use loopholes in the tax law. Apparently, it will cost every one of us about 5% more come tax time.
People love Obama Care but it will cost them and they do not seem to get it. We already know it was voted for and passed by people that did not bother to read the bill they want to force upon us. Not sure how many gathered here know what is actually in the bill. “Sounded good, I am all for it. No, wait… why am I getting a bill for $1,200.00? I thought the rich would pay’ I also thought it meant free health care.”
I think millions of people like the new health care because they think it means free. Until the estimated bills arrive and they discover they must pay perhaps 2 grand or more. There are lists of companies that are exempt from Obamacare, so there will be ways around the higher taxes the so-called rich must pay. Just thee and me will bear the cost and the poor will suffer because of reduced handouts, most likely.
Those of us that actually pay federal taxes will bear the brunt and trust me on this, you folks that do not pay will still be paying one way or another.
I wonder what would happen if we were billed monthly for wasteful government spending. I think each American should get an itemized bill every month from Uncle Sam that lists what each American pays for. Costly, yes. It could be a thousand pages or more. We have spent millions of dollars to train Chinese prostitutes to drink responsibly. Is this really needed?'
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Let’s remove the abstract and put it in terms we all understand. Give us a huge bill listing everything the government spends and how they spend it. If people see a list of everything the government wastes money doing, perhaps they might question government waste and decide that perhaps we need reform.
We need a Grace Commission to be sure.
The abstract is one thing but having to cut a check each month for things like the 1,271 government organizations that work on counter terrorism and homeland security is quite another. Most of us do not see a list of waste and we ignore what tens of trillions of dollars really means. Can you imagine if we received itemized bills listing just the 1,200 HS/CT departments? Would we wonder if 1,200 is perhaps overkill?
When people actually have to pay real dollars, they suddenly seem to get it.