Archive for the ‘Taxes’ Category

Where Does Your Money Go?

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Republican Chairman: $1Million Isn’t A Lot Of Money!

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

GOP Chairman Steele: ‘Trust me, after taxes, a million dollars is not a lot of money’. After taxes, a million dollars is still well over $600,000. I don’t know anyone personally that wouldn’t be DELIGHTED to have $600,000.

Republicans are so out-of-touch that they actually want to RAISE TAXES on the middle class, those making less than $100,000 a year, to give tax breaks to the folks making that measly $1,000,000! After all, if you are making a million dollars, you clearly deserve to keep your money more than some poor sap making $30,000 a year!

Regressive Taxing?

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Sales taxes apparently punish the poor far more than an income tax. Who knew? I like not having to do a state income tax, but when you consider what it’s doing to us… well. I’d support replacing our sales tax with an income tax, but only if the state constitution is amended to outlaw sales tax as long as there is a state income tax. One or the other, never both. Because if we have both the structure will get abused.

Via HA.

Mild Pet Peeve

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

I’ve been seeing these ads against a tax on soda pop. An actress playing a concerned mother tells the audience how hard it is to feed her family, and that we should contact Congress to tell them not to tax juice and soda.

Here’s the peeve. Soda is a luxury item. It is not healthy, and a person trying to feed their family with “pennies” would not buy it. They would drink water instead. To argue against this tax from that angle strikes me as utterly stupid.

Not that I think a soda tax is a good idea. I think there are a few million better ways to raise money. But I get really peeved at the idea that soda pop is something that a responsible mom would be buying for her children as a necessity.

If she’d stuck to talking about fruit juice, the ad wouldn’t bother me so much… but soda? Totally not needed for a healthy family. Frankly, the ad makes me think that maybe the tax is a good idea after all.

Rich versus Poor

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Reading this article angered me a lot. The people described in the article are well and truly rich. They aren’t super-rich, but they are rich. They have no notion of what being poor is. If you can afford a second home, you are rich. And frankly, every single person profiled in that first article can afford another $500 a month year in taxes (although they could afford it monthly as well), just give up one luxury item and they’ve got it. That they think they can’t is pathetic. Via FilkerTom.