August 23, 2011
Who Doesn't Want to Be Rich?
The rich, the rich. What is it that Americans have against rich people? President Obama is tapping a rich vein of class resentment with his cries to tax the rich. Fox News: "According to a recent CBS News/New York Times poll, half of the American people said the debt-ceiling should have included a tax revenue increase, while Forty-four percent said it should have relied on only spending cuts. Sixty-three percent of those polled said that they supported raising taxes on households earning more than $250,000 a year, like President Obama wanted to do. This includes eighty percent of Democrats, sixty-one percent of independents and fifty-two percent of Republicans." I find this depressing. This says to me that around half of Americans think it is okay to take money away from other Americans. They think that our problems are caused, not from the government spending too much, but from (here we go again) the rich not giving enough. Raise your hand if you...(Read Full Post)