Sunday, January 27, 2008

Tax Cuts for the Middle Class

Sorry folks, I made the mistake of reading the Clarion-Ledger while I ate my Taco Bell crap a minute ago. I should have read my Mexican pizza and ate the newspaper. Damn, how bad can food be? I now want to fight Taco Bell.

Anyhoo, it seems that the big topic on the Op-Ed page was the idea of middle class tax cuts favored (supposedly) by Barry and Hillary. They can't even figure out what tax cuts are, much less try to direct them toward a certain segment of the population. Especially when that segment that they talk so much about has never been defined. Remember, they still think that Bush's tax cuts didn't go to the people that needed tax relief, you know, people like you and me. The middle class, the people that work our fingers to the bone to provide for our families, all to simply lose close to fifty percent of our income to taxes and Social Security. All to pay for give-away programs that WE do not use.

Define: middle class. From Wikipedia, the very epitome of Leftist thought, "Everyone wants to believe they are middle class. … But this eagerness … has led the definition to be stretched like a bungee cord - used to defend/attack/describe everything. … The Drum Major Institute … places the range for middle class at individuals making between $25,000 and $100,000 a year. Ah yes, there's a group of people bound to run into each other while house-hunting." Here's a screenshot to prove what it says, click the image to see it full size.

You see, politicians know that we are stupid or apathetic at least. They know because we prove it time and time again. Do you realize that close to half of the people voted for John Kerry that last time around? A man that has never had a job in his entire life, that simply married wealthy women, was the choice of ALMOST half of our population! A man that repeatedly lied about releasing his military records and still to this day has not. And the ones that voted for this kept man were mostly poor, uneducated dumbasses. Okay, so some of them were WEALTHY, EDUCATED dumbasses, but you get the gist. My gist is, that the only people that voted for Kerry were people that did not work to produce a single important thing to society.

Now, here we are again with the same choices and much less competition. Do you realize during the last election, we had an incumbent Republican President that was doing a really good job and held a very high approval rating across the board? Do you realize that we all held the opinion that Muslim terrorists were plotting to destroy everyone who was not Muslim? We have forgotten what happened to New York and we are glad. Over the course of the last four years, the main stream press has grabbed this country by the ring in our collective noses and pulled us down the path of hating this President that was doing a great job just four short years ago.

Now, what do we do to combat that "stick-your-head-in-the-sand" mentality that has once again crept over our country? We have to ask the hard questions of two of the worst candidates to come down the pike in the history of this country. Why? Because one of them will be our next President. And quite possibly appoint three Supreme Court judges.

"Senators Obama and Clinton, please define what you mean by middle class for the purpose of determining exactly who will get your tax cuts. Please try to talk to us like we are semi-intelligent with your response." That one glaring question has never been asked because it is apparent that the "journalists" want one of those two idiots in the White House. It is definitely not about what is best for the country, but what is best for them, the journalists.

Wonder how many papers were selling in this country when Bill Clinton was busy trying to rape every fat, ugly woman he could find, all the while being our DAMN President? Wonder how many sheeple tuned in to watch Hillary rail about the "Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy" on an idiotic "news magazine?" Wonder how many papers and television shows can be done awarding ourselves for electing a Black man as President of the greatest nation in the history of the world? Damn, we are going to have to get arthroscopic surgery to repair our rotator cuffs from all the damn back slapping.

Think about this, please. Last year, I paid fifty-one percent of my salary in Federal and State taxes, FICA, and Medicare. The government took more than I kept of my own damn money. To add insult to injury, I had to pay an additional three hundred dollars in penalties for not getting my money in on time. And Bush gave me a tax cut. Now, they want to take it away from me because they say that I am wealthy?

Please tell me, simply for my information, how much of my income can I have to keep for me and my family? Give me that number so I can plan for my retirement, my kid's college, and maybe a damn vacation every once in a while. I think that Bean, who is deployed in a damn war zone right this damn minute, might need a vacation when she gets back.

Please be honest, do you even remember that on September 11, 2001, another plane was directed into our Pentagon and the passengers of yet another made the murderers crash into a field in Penn's Woods? Yeah, you didn't even consider that until now. See what I mean?

Please take the time to comment.

10 comments:

MUD said...

I am personally worried about what I owe and will do the numbers as soon as all the tax info (1099s etc) are here. We have different sources for our retirement and it will be strange when we sit down and compute the numbers. My retirements aren't taxable at the State level and the wife's are not taxable at the Federal level. My rental properties are taxable at both levels and I haven't computed the gains/loss yet. I would figure in the past years 50% would be a good figure.
Thank god that almost half of the people didn't vote democrat it was about half of the voters and that wasn't all that high. In fact our last election here in Kansas barely got our 25% of the total. Apathy will elect our President by a very narrow margin and I too think it will be a Democrat on the other side of the aisle. MUD

RaeJane said...

I remember those other two planes.

Todd Beamer was from here.
The other plane held a woman that shares the name of my first born.

Ask me about that story someday.. it's remarkable.

The hubby is a small business owner...he ta;ls about taxes a lot.. my eyes just tend to glaze over.

RaeJane said...

ta;ls = talks

Two Dogs said...

I actually read a story like that on your other blog. Yes, it was very interesting.

I can only imagine what he thinks about the self-employment taxes, and the damn 13% FICA. I am getting raped by the Fed.

Anonymous said...

1. I don't see you OR Bush defining what middle class is. I mean, how much tax relief did YOU see from the Bush's tax cuts? Obviously not enough, since you're still complaining.

2. And I can't believe you, a person who likes Bush (a man who has never held a job not given to him by his daddy or his cronies), is calling Kerry a man who has never had a job in his whole life. Yeah, except for getting shrapnel in his ass defending your right to open your trap. I guess to you, serving in the military isn't a job, huh? Why do you hate veterans anyway?

3. I was born and bred in NYC and I haven't forgotten about 9/11, asshole. I don't see our fearless leader doing squat about bin Laden, do you? I see our wonderful president sending our boys to do a job that Iraqi boys have to do themselves.

4. Bill Clinton didn't need to rape fat ugly women... they threw themselves at him. I mean, fat chicks need love too, right?

5. I guess you prefer borrow and spend over tax and spend. After all, it'll be your kids paying down the deficit, not you, right? Please notice that non-military spending has gone up under a Republican government, not down.

Two Dogs said...

Mr. Happy Person, you are obviously a Democrat. I shall address your blithering stupidity.
1. Yes, my taxes went down, less than 2%. It is not enough, I paid 51% of my salary in Fed, state, FICA, and Medicare last year.
2. I do not "like" Bush, he was better than the alternative. Kerry has married twice for money and has never had a damn job ever. Coupled with the fact that he is a moron, that sealed his fate. Yeah, I know that Bush got jobs because of his daddy.
3. Throw you a fucking fish for living in that cesspool, Flipper. Does it hurt to be bred? Bush has taken the fight to the people that wanted it. My fiance is in Afghanistan as we type.
4. Bill Clinton has been proven to be a sexual predator, would you let your daughter hang out with him? If so, do not have children, you are too stupid to offer them safety.
5. I prefer not to spend at all on things other than the military and protecting our borders and I think that if you read more on this blog you would see that I have complained about Republican spending.

Oh, thanks for commenting!

Anonymous said...

First off, I hope your fiancee stays safe. Secondly, fuck you. I don't see why you would peg me as a Democrat... I didn't type any praise of Democrats in general. But obviously, I am not a Republican either.

Yeah, Clinton is a horndog. Yes, I would keep an eye on him around my daughter. I really don't care about someone's personal peccadilloes unless, you know, they kill someone undeserving.

And how in the hell are you paying 51% in taxes? I make 70000/year and I sure as hell am not paying 50%, not even 40% (Fed+SS+Medicaid+State+Local). And yes, this is in that high-tax cesspool you love to hate.

Two Dogs said...

Sorry, Holmes, I guess that you are just a Bush hater.

You might want to get a skoch better informed about your boy Clinton, if you would allow him within five hundred yards of your family.

I do hate the city, I have been there many times, not by choice, but from necessity. True enough, there are good things there, but the group-think mentality is not for me, I am an individualist and that does not play well with being brought down to to the level of the weakest link's, as New Yorkers are.

At 70k, you probably do not have the amount of dividend income that I have and are not taxed at the same rate as someone that makes my salary. In case you did not know this, there is a progressive tax rate in this country and when you top 100k, you get fleeced. We pay 80% of the revenue to the fed. Simple enough?

Two Dogs said...

Sorry, Holmes, I guess that you are just a Bush hater.

You might want to get a skoch better informed about your boy Clinton, if you would allow him within five hundred yards of your family.

I do hate the city, I have been there many times, not by choice, but from necessity. True enough, there are good things there, but the group-think mentality is not for me, I am an individualist and that does not play well with being brought down to to the level of the weakest link's, as New Yorkers are.

At 70k, you probably do not have the amount of dividend income that I have and are not taxed at the same rate as someone that makes my salary. In case you did not know this, there is a progressive tax rate in this country and when you top 100k, you get fleeced. We pay 80% of the revenue to the fed. Simple enough?

Anonymous said...

First off, I hope your fiancee stays safe. Secondly, fuck you. I don't see why you would peg me as a Democrat... I didn't type any praise of Democrats in general. But obviously, I am not a Republican either.

Yeah, Clinton is a horndog. Yes, I would keep an eye on him around my daughter. I really don't care about someone's personal peccadilloes unless, you know, they kill someone undeserving.

And how in the hell are you paying 51% in taxes? I make 70000/year and I sure as hell am not paying 50%, not even 40% (Fed+SS+Medicaid+State+Local). And yes, this is in that high-tax cesspool you love to hate.

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