Time for some harsh truths
Part of the reason for higher taxes that the left does not want to address, much less acknowledge its existence, lies in looking at states with the highest tax burdens. Ranting about income inequality does nothing to address the reasons behind it. According to Conn Carroll at the Examiner;
The three states with the highest income inequality also all share a border with Mexico. But what about New York? Or Georgia? Or Illinois (which is the sixth-most-unequal state)? They are all hundreds of miles away from Mexico.
Well, it turns out that all of those states have huge illegal immigrant populations too. According to the Pew Hispanic Center, every one of the top five unequal states also is among the top 10 states with high illegal immigrant populations.
Take Georgia, where, according to the Department of Homeland Security, the illegal immigrant population doubled between 2000 and 2011. As a result, Georgia now has the eighth-highest per capita illegal immigrant population in the country.
Taxpayers are spending billions a year to support the well being of illegals in the US, 46 cents of every dollar spent is borrowed money.
What’s wrong with this picture? http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2012/12/08/columbus-apartment-application-crowd-loses-control.html ….View video at the link
and from the Daily Caller;
The number of households enrolled in the program also increased from 22,684,463 in August to 22,973,698 in September, an increase of 289,235. The average benefit, according to the new data, was $134.29 per person and $278.89 per household.
Texas, California, and Florida were the states with the most recipients, the Agriculture Department reported.
The new numbers mean that an estimated one in 6.5 people in America were on food stamps in September.
In the 1970s, one out of every 50 Americans was on food stamps. Since 2001, spending on the program has quadrupled and doubled in the last four years.
This is a recovery? 47.7 million living in poverty….jobs numbers may look good but, 73% of the hires in November were government jobs. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2012-12-09/foodstamps-soar-most-16-months-over-1-million-americans-enter-poverty-last-two-month
Higher tax rates encourage dishonesty and corruption in DC. Think of all the revolving door lobbyists working for special interests and the loopholes devised by Congress to accommodate their donors. International Liberty;
…many politicians support tax breaks for favored groups (the elderly, the poor, small business) and causes (homeownership, attending college, “green” industries). This enhances their power. The man who really pronounced the death sentence for the Tax Reform Act of 1986 was Bill Clinton, who increased the top rate to 39.6 percent rather than broadening the base. As the top rate rose, so did the value of generating new tax breaks. Ironically, many of the people who complain the loudest about Washington influence-peddling and lobbying are the same people who support higher tax rates, which stimulate more influence-peddling and lobbying.
Yes, higher tax rates are bad for growth and competitiveness. And, yes, they are unfair and discriminatory.
But they also foment and encourage sleaze in D.C., and that’s something that honest leftists should hate as much as the rest of us.
Finally the soaring birth rate among single parents, supported by taxpayers, has reached a scale previously unknown. The number of healthy men and women supported by taxpayers is outrageous.
Judge Judy schools a freeloader, his “stipend” is free money. Instead of paying rent he spends it on himself.
Judge Mathis tells this guy he is part of the problem for the downfall of the minority in America. (Audio is a little scratchy, but worth watching both videos all the way through)
Compassion is one thing, stupidity is another. The left causes these problems with their “compassion” then tries to fix it through more and more legislation and freebies. Then the left insists on raising taxes to fix what they’ve broken. “Fair” is not a word that needs to be legislated, it’s making a mess out of our country.
- NC Immigration Panel Says Feds Should Do More (charlotte.cbslocal.com)
- Ad Hits Illinois Republicans on Driver’s Licenses for Illegal Immigrants (illinoisreview.typepad.com)
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