By far the number one cause of your high tax bills are the silly, selfish, counterproductive, short-sighted programs of the Republicans and conservatives. Repeat: the main reason you have such high taxes is the action by Republicans. Solely the Republicans? No, but the overwhelming target for high tax is the middle class. And conservatives aim for them.
It takes a little knowledge to see how this works. But make no mistake about it, your high tax bill is caused by those who have the most wealth in the U.S. And you, sucker that you are, have bought into this. You have allowed yourself to be sold a bill of goods that all taxes are bad ...until you need some social benefit from them yourself. You have allowed some huge corporations to pay no taxes. You have allowed the richest people in America to pay a smaller tax percentage of what they take in than you pay. Yes, a smaller percentage! What do you think is the cause of our complicated, loop-holed tax structure? Do you have a high class CPA doing your tax filing, or do you use an unsophisticated tax fililng company [or do them yourself]? Unless you have the upper tier of financial tax wizards doing your tax filing, you are being cheated. And that is designed that way to confuse you and take advantage of you. Is it difficult for you to believe that someone making over 100 times the income you do is not paying any taxes? It happens. And the conservatives want to give these wealthy people and corporations bigger tax breaks! YOU are the sucker!
The real reason your taxes are high is because the cost of serving the greatest good for the greatest number is borne disproportionately by the middle class. And the biggest beneficiary of our tax system is the upper class, not the poor. Every time I hear or read some middle class person harping about tax-spending progressives I cringe. It is a sign that they simply do not know what the heck they are talking or writing about. They are being suckered into goose-stepping.
The illegal Iraq war is costing you and me three
TRILLION dollars. All the rest of the discussion about high taxes
becomes suddenly beside the point. And if we don't have enough to
pay now, pass it on to your kids and grandkids. That is the
mantra of the conservative Republicans. How's that for family
values? Add to that horror, the cost of your taxes that is caused
because huge corporate conglomerates have been given tax breaks by the
conservatives. Add to that the recent tax breaks to
the wealthiest Americans passed by a Republican congress and
president. Add to that the fact that incarceration for
non-violent crimes is the cause of turning amateur criminals into
professional criminals who will return to prison over and over, and you
are bankrupting state treasuries. "Lock 'em up and throw away the
key" mentality has failed us horribly and caused us many billions of
dollars in the process. The so-called War On Crime is the same, a
It is time to wake up and see tax payers for what they are: serfs for the rich. You have been sucker-punched in the wallet. And yet you still support Republicans. To make the same mistake over and over with the same result is a sign of insanity. And that is exactly what we have: an insane tax structure that benefits the rich.
"The people came to realize that wealth is not the fruit of labor but the result of organized protected robbery." -Frantz Fanon
"Wealth is a power usurped by the few to compel the many to labor for their benefit." -Percy Bysshe Shelley