Taxes are Evil, But not as evil as why they exist.

I have heard a great deal of talk about how taxing those in the monetary upper 20% would be unfair. I also understand when generalizations are made, such as the upper 20%, there will be individuals for whom the “reasons” do not apply as directly as they do to the majority of the generalization. This may very well be true in your case. Probably not.  Here are a few points in a view to consider:

  1. Most, as in not quite all, of the upper 20% depend on either direct employment of those in the lower 80%, or depend on manipulation of finance involving companies that employ those of the lower 80%. Those of the 20% who employ are the “Job Providers” we hear so much about.
  2. We are expected to feel grateful to these “Job Providers” with providing us with the ability to work, but we aren’t working for the glory of submitting to our overlord. We work to provide for our family. It should be a symbiotic relationship where workers work to have their family’s needs met by their employers. Needs include food, clothing, shelter,  medical care for the entire family, and needs to include a reasonable sense of continuation of such, such as provisions for injury and retirement.  If  job providers provided this, then the symbiotic relationship would be intact. Another condition would be that job providers were providing enough jobs to have a 0% unemployment. Our environment would be stable. Conservative argument would be realistic.
  3. Most “Job Providers” do not pay all their workers enough to provide in the aforementioned manner. Because of this, “Job Providers” have created a situation where the Government has had to step in and regulate. These regulations designed to fill the void created by the “Job Providers” not doing their part, is often called the “welfare system”.
  4. By the rules of simple logic, if the job providers had done a reasonable job providing for their employees, the welfare system, funded by their taxes, would be unnecessary.

The upper 20% deserve to have the “fruits of their labor”, just as much as the lower 80% do.   They provided jobs in return for the work that made the businesses they either led or funded function.  The taxes that they pay, or SHOULD pay, must include funding entitlement programs designed to bridge the gap that THEY created by not offering a sufficient compensation package to those they employed. This would be taxes over and above the taxes every American should pay to fund the Government that should be protecting our Constitutional rights.  Not all of the upper 20% are guilty of creating this mess, but listening to most debates about how horrible taxes are for the upper 20% is like listening to a 400 pound man carrying a tray full of Big Macs complain to (and in Boehner’s case yell at) a homeless girl about how he is starving.

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Published in: on July 30, 2011 at 10:04 pm  Comments (4)  
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  1. The reason for taxes is rooted in envy and covetousness. The United States is a body of corporate shareholders who depend on government to rob their neighbors, for their gain. People vote for the candidate that promises the most candy. They vote against the candidate who robs them to give to another. Around and around goes the Ponzi scheme. When the music stops, a lot of people won’t have a chair.

    http://georgesblogforum.wordpress.com/2011/06/20/the-real-weapon-of-mass-destruction-poverty/

    • George, while I see your logic, I disagree. The reason for taxes is to finance the government. While you are correct in that there are many representatives play games like that, there are also many who fight against such. We are in a situation where we have a class war going on in our legislature. The sad thing is, the upper class will end up hurting themselves in an effort to keep the lower class low.

  2. George, while I see your logic, I disagree. The reason for taxes is to finance the government. While you are correct in that there are many representatives play games like that, there are also many who fight against such. We are in a situation where we have a class war going on in our legislature. The sad thing is, the upper class will end up hurting themselves in an effort to keep the lower class low.

  3. I don’t mind paying taxes, i wouldn’t mind paying more in taxes. what i care about is that tax money is not going to the services that Americans need and depend on.


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