Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Let's Talk About Fairness

During last night's State of Utter Confusion Address, Our Dear Leader, Barack Hussein Obama had this to say:


"But in return, we need to change our tax code so that people like me, and an awful lot of Members of Congress, pay our fair share of taxes. Tax reform should follow the Buffett rule: If you make more than $1 million a year, you should not pay less than 30 percent in taxes. And my Republican friend Tom Coburn is right: Washington should stop subsidizing millionaires. In fact, if you're earning a million dollars a year, you shouldn't get special tax subsidies or deductions. On the other hand, if you make under $250,000 a year, like 98 percent of American families, your taxes shouldn't go up. You're the ones struggling with rising costs and stagnant wages. You're the ones who need relief.
Now, you can call this class warfare all you want. But asking a billionaire to pay at least as much as his secretary in taxes? Most Americans would call that common sense.
We don't begrudge financial success in this country. We admire it. When Americans talk about folks like me paying my fair share of taxes, it's not because they envy the rich. It's because they understand that when I get tax breaks I don't need and the country can't afford, it either adds to the deficit, or somebody else has to make up the difference - like a senior on a fixed income; or a student trying to get through school; or a family trying to make ends meet. That's not right. Americans know it's not right. "


You know what, Barry ? You're right for a change. We should have a talk (or in your lingo, a "national dialogue") about fairness. Ready ? Well, that's too bad. You work for me, not the other way around.

Is it fair that 47% of Americans pay nothing in federal taxes while the other 53% do ? Is it fair that Americans are forced to pay into the insolvent Socialist Security and Mediscare Ponzi schemes against their will ? Is it fair that a brilliant neurosurgeon pays a higher tax rate than a drug addict working part time at McDonald's ? Is it fair when taxpayers are forced to fund the retirements of bureaucrats ?

While we're on the subject of fairness, was it fair with millions out of work, that our "President" had a Halloween party decorated by Tim Burton ? Was it fair that while the Gulf Coast was drowning in oil, Reichsfuhrer Obama decided to have a sing along with Paul McCartney ? Was it fair that our Fearless Leader found time to play 90 rounds of golf while Americans were fighting and dying in Afghanistan ?

Tell us, Chairman Obama what's fair about any of this ? We the People would really, really like to know.