Originally Posted by brewmenn
Yes. I think thatís what he meant to say. His poor choice of words was made to look even worse by the selective editing by the web pages linked. Iíd like to see the entire text of the speech.
Itís not a matter of giving back vs. not giving back. Itís a matter of degrees. Obama thinks successful people and businesses should give back more, Romney thinks they should be allowed to give back less.
Undecided? To quote Marx, "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need." Is this really
what America is about? Is this the philosophy that propelled us to superpower status in a mere 100 years? Or was it the "American Dream" of individual liberty our forefathers bled for?
The very people that are vilified in this ongoing, orchestrated division of the "classes" are the very people that already pay their "fair share".
The top 10% of wage earners pay over 70% of the federal income tax revenue and more than 50% of all
federal taxes. Source
The U.S. corpoate tax rate is the highest in the world
at 39.2%! Source
Now, I'm not wealthy by any means, but it seems to me that the tax collection in this country is
a bit "unfair" already, just not the same definition as the current administration's.
The people have been fed lies about this, among other things, for 40+ years. A classic socialism tactic. "If you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes the truth."
Class warfare, race warfare, religious warfare, they have to keep us divided on every front possible. It's classic Saul Alinsky, "The first step in community organization is community disorganization."
At some point the earners will cease earning here and opt for a more tax-friendly location. Then where will we be?