Fair share

The Prez want us to pay our “fair share”….

How much is fair? How much is fair for those of us who DO pay taxes….20% of our income? 30%? 50%? How much is “fair”….Those of us who do pay taxes get up and work generally at least 40 hours per week. (many times well in excess of that number).

How much is fair for the currently 43+% that pay no taxes whatsoever? How much is fair for those who actually take from the government (and therefore the rest of us) without giving anything in return?
I fully realize that the actual dollar amount that those with low incomes would pay under our current tax rates would be miniscule, but still, where should we draw the line?

Those who make in excess of $100K actually work……and generally, make good decisions in order to live well. They generally work hard, and do the right things in order to keep that job (or own their own business which likely entails even more sacrifice on their part to earn a living). Yes, they don’t have as much trouble meeting their bills, BUT THEY WORK FOR THE LIFESTYLE THEY HAVE and THEY DON”T MAKE STUPID DECISIONS that would end up losing them that comfortable existence. Few just sit there. They already pay taxes. They already share their income (and therefore their hard work) with the other 43% of our society who, for one reason or another, don’t work.

Most of our “Poor” and “Starvin” and “underprivileged” have made decisions which put them in the position that they exist in. Few who get government housing, or welfare, or other largess from the taxpayers actually do anything to take advantage of the handouts in order to get ahead in their place in society. Few actually learn a trade, or get an education which would lead to a decent job. Most just receive their income from the taxpayers and live…never improving themselves. To a large extent, “poverty” is a cultural issue.

So really. How much is a fair share? How many hours of your life are you willing to take from your and your loved ones and give to others who don’t work? Who don’t contribute? Who are not productive? How many more hours are you willing to let them steal from you in order to let someone else slack? It’s not like they are willing (or required) to perform even a few hours of community service in order to get those handouts from you and I. It’s not like they must even (except for IIRC, Florida) even prove that they are drug free like the productive members of our society must do in order to get our paychecks….

Again, since a significant portion of our citizenry fails to in any way contribute to the wealth and productivity of our society, and in fact consumes while getting special treatment with absolutely no effort to contribute…. How much is a “fair share”?

I am sure that that meme sells well in the inner cities of “blue” states, but all it does is piss off those of us who already contribute our time and effort, voluntarily or not.

3 thoughts on “Fair share

  1. I'm at the point (age 60), I just hope I can make it two more years before the hit me with a 50% tax rate (yes I make over $100k a year), and I DO work hard for it, travelling upwards of 190 days a year world-wide. I WILL retire at 62, and be damned if I'm going to contribute anymore of my hard earned money to those who sit on their asses with their hands out…

  2. "fair" has never been fair.

    "fair" seems to be increasingly unfair.

    Well said.

  3. "fair" is always defined by those who got / are getting the better end of the deal, those who are getting something at the expense of someone else's effort

    I'm against any tax hike until the 50% of this country that doesn't pay taxes starts paying their "fair" share. And even then, I'm against tax hikes on those who've been paying all these years.

    I'm against Tax hikes even if it causes this country to go over the edge. Screw it! If it's gonna go down then it'll take all the free loaders with it. I'm tired of the American tax payer supporting the elite and the freeloaders.

    The problem has never been with the revenue, it's been with the spending.

    It just infuriates me that Obama keeps mentioning President Reagan but can't seem to remember what happened in the 80's when Reagan lowered taxes and jump-started started the economy for the whole nation….. even the free loaders.

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