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September 18, 2008
Biden: Paying higher taxes is patriotic
Joe Biden has given us a perfect illustration of how liberals see your money - not just cash you will be sending to the IRS but ALL of your hard earned dollars:Forget for a moment that the top 5% of of the wealthiest Americans already have done their patriotic duty by paying 80% of the taxes from individuals. Forget also that there are 48 million families who, thanks to Republican tax cuts, pay nothing in taxes at all - zero, nada, zilch.
"We want to take money and put it back in the pocket of middle-class people," Biden said in an interview on ABC's "Good Morning America."
Noting that wealthier Americans would indeed pay more, Biden said: "It's time to be patriotic ... time to jump in, time to be part of the deal, time to help get America out of the rut."
Believing that paying taxes is "patriotic" is idiocy. Biden and the Democrats are under the mistaken impression that whatever you make belongs to them and they are doing you a favor by letting you keep a certain percentage of it - that it is up to the taxpayer to be "patriotic" and pony up. Never mind cutting spending. Never mind dealing with the coming crisis in out of control entitlements.
Making the payment of taxes a question of patriotic devotion is sickening. Par for the course for Democrats who want us to be more like Sweden.