We all know the line by now “paying your fair share” and we have all really have become tired of the same rhetoric from this President day in and day out. We never get anything knew in the way of ideas or the slightest reason to believe he is willing to make a deal to get something done that will better the American people. We hear the President speak about how the rich have to pay their fair share, but the fact of the matter is he deals with companies that visit him in the White House that pay NOTHING in taxes. To say that he really cares about revenue would be the laughing stock of the internet. What he really cares about is trying even the playing field in his party and make himself look more electable when he knows his plan will never bring in the revenue he wants it to. This is what the President has been doing since he hit the campaign trail, and he keeps on promising what he cannot deliver. I think the people are catching on.
If the President, and even Congress for that matter, wants to make sure everyone “pays their fair share”, all the have to do is fix the tax code and get rid of the loopholes that exist. If we want to live in a nation with a tax system that is fair, a lot of work must be done to gut the system we use right now and unveil a new system that will be fair to those who are low-income earners as well as those who make a lot of money and run this economy. If we look to tax those who are trying to hire people in this economy, we will only see worse effects than we have seen thus far. I know many of you have your own ideas about how to fix the tax system whether it be a fair tax or flat tax system, but no matter which one you are in favor of we must look at these options and pressure Congress to do something about it right now before it is too late. Taxing those small businesses who create the jobs in this nation will do nothing to help the economy and we will see a recession to end all recession if we follow the President’s plan. He may say pass it right now, but I say step back and look at better options because everything this man has been behind has failed. Why give him the chance to redeem himself when there is just no money left. The plan I see from the President MAY shore up some more money to spend on other ventures, but that is not the government’s place. read more »
I do not think Bloomberg is that far off in his assessment of the American people if they do not get some jobs and get them very soon. The plans for “creating” jobs have not done enough to make sure those coming out of college have employment, and those young adults who are not looking for work cannot find it. We have seen in other nations how the youth can rise up and take the fight to the government in the way of protesting in the streets on a massive scale, I am just not sure how much longer it will be until those younger people finally rise up, take their voice to Washington, and refuse to leave until something is done. Some of you may think this is not the best idea and in some ways I agree, but there is more to worry about in this nation than some college students who want to voice their opinion and voice it loudly. If they can keep it civil and refuse to leave and do not bring the violence as other nations have seen with their youth, then maybe this is the best thing that can happen to America.
What we have to understand about the youth in this nation (those who are recently out of college and cannot find work in their field) is that they are ticking time bombs waiting to go off. They were groomed from an early age to expect to graduate high school, go to college, graduate, and then go off to work for the next 35-40 years of their lives and start a family. This is the American way and the American way has been disrupted by politicians who do not have the best interest of the people at heart. More importantly, however, is what happens when the status quo changes. When you change the course of events that people are used to, they get angry. For example, if the media ran a news report saying that Congress just passed a bill into law that would cut food stamp rolls by 50%, you would immediately see people in the streets with signs, and some that would be looking to cause trouble. This is the way the world works. Take away what people expect to have, and sooner or later you will be left with chaos. All we have to do is look to European nations and we have a prime example of what happens when the government is forced to take programs away from the people. What happens is that cities burn and the younger people are out in the forefront of those acts. read more »