Friday, January 11, 2013
What was that about making the "rich" pay their "fair share" without hitting the "middle class"? Top rate goes up 2% ... payroll tax for *everybody* from the mail room on up sees 2% rise in payroll tax. And since most of the so-called "rich" earn most of their income in ways not subject to payroll tax ... sounds to me like an across the board 2% increase in the federal take from the GDP. Now *that* is the dictionary definition of "fair"! Equally distributed, that is.
Here's why it went down this way, kiddies. When you are in a headlong rush to "fundamentally transform" your country, and more interested in destroying your political "enemies" than negotiating with them ... attention to detail suffers. And when attention to detail suffers, sh*t happens. Ask Christopher J. Stevens, Tyrone oods, Glen Doherty, Sean Smith, or Brian Terry.
Update 4:30 pm
The well-meaning scholars at The Heritage Foundation, who make a living paying far more attention to detail than I do in these matters, remind me the top marginal rate actually goes up 4.6%. So you Obama voters can be satisfied Richie Rich pitched in twice as much, or something like that. But, wow, look at the entire list of 13 new taxes for 2013. Trust me when I tell you the Redistributionist-In-Chief and Team Leftie are just getting warmed up.
Class Warfare Roulette