Would somebody explain why libs think it is acceptable to steal money from workers who earn it?
Here's one lib who doesn't believe in stealing...Or are you referring to taxes imposed by our elected representatives? Check your dictionary. That's not stealing.
We are trying to starve you because we think if you don't have enough money to breed, then less ignorant people would be asking ridiculous questions.
The question is why are we okay with going to watch a Robin Hood movie if stealing from the rich was so bad ...
Many poor people do not deserve to be poor. Kids born in poverty do not deserve to be punished, they have done nothing. Indeed some people do deserve to be where they are but many more do not ... just as many people born into money do not deserve to have what they have when they have done nothing to earn it.
Liberals are insane. Literally. Collectively they have this single-minded intent of following a path even though that path leads to their own destruction. Consider hordes of lemmings jumping off a cliff to their deaths. These lemmings could be likened to crazed liberals. A classic example is California, which is billions of dollars in debt and will never reach financial solvency. This state has been governed by liberals since the 1960s. Californians are also mentally unhinged. They keep doing the same things over and over -- like electing liberal politicians term after term -- yet constituents expect different results. There isn't a drug cocktail potent enough to make these people see reason.
This country was founded on a "steady as she goes" brand of conservatism. And, obviously, it worked; until the liberal mindset took over, threw caution to the winds and created a brash optimism that paints a picture of unobtainable euphoria. Translated that means spending and more debt.
In political terms, "stealing money" is the same as misusing money usually to serve the agendas of powerful special interests. The common man is promised the world yet is handed small change. What happened last November might be considered a social uprising in its infant stages. More is yet to come.
Capitalism is survival of the financially fittest. Can we agree on that? If you do agree, then shouldn't the estate tax exist to maintain a system of capitalism, where those who are best able to create and gather wealth are the people who can live most comfortably, as opposed to that reward going to people who just happened to have ancestors who were financially fittest?
Estate taxes not only put money into government coffers, they also help prevent an oligarchy from taking hold in this country. Powerful family dynasties have been developed in the United States even when estate taxes were at 50% or higher. I can't imagine what the situation would be like if estate taxes were eliminated for a generation or more. You'd probably have a dozen or so families controlling all major businesses in the United States.
Thank you SheriSapp, for lighting the path back towards feudalism!
There's a basic premise on which this country was founded...no taxation without representation. I would say that the vast majority of American taxpayers are poorly represented if they are represented at all. Those who currently populate Washing simply see themselves as the ones who are in charge of the money and their function is to spend it. If they need more, they take it with some doublespeak explanation of how it is not a tax but an investment on the part of the citizens of the country. We really are overdue for a good rat-killing in that barn then maybe some of this tax and spend attitude that permeates the air throughout D.C. will go away. I have some ideas for a "Dream Act" but they have nothing whatsoever to do with illegal immigration or amnesty. WB
Since when is being liberal such a bad thing? One idiot here calls us insane and lemmings. Well guess what a-hole between you and your loving Sarah Palin there's a total IQ of what the temperature is here today. I think it's all the way up to 42. Put that in your conservative hand and shove it where the sun don't shine!
I thought it was the cons who stole the money when they layed the workers off and got a huge bonus for it.
Why do Conservatives think it is OK to pick pockets of workers and consumers? Silly question. Why is it OK to swindle people? Big businesses think it is fine to do so. Depends on who is stealing I suppose.
In the first place there are some wildly inaccurate assumptions and name calling going on within the answers here. Not all liberals are radical fiscally, many are moderate, or conservative and do not support any sort of socialism.
In the second place, inheritance taxes have been around for centuries, and are not unique to the US. In fact, the first official inheritance taxes were used to fund the Civil War and were enacted by the Republican party, which was in the majority then.
The Estate Tax has been modified many times since 1916 and is still an inefficient way to collect money from the wealthy.
Many liberals support the tax simply because so many of the wealthiest people in this country pay much less proportionally in taxes than most middle class folks do. I think many liberals see this as a last ditch effort to get the wealthy to pony up in a way that is somewhat proportional to the portion of the income that is taken by taxes for the middle class American.
I must admit, as an moderate independent, I am constantly surprised that many radical liberals have such a poor concept of what some of their policies could lead to.
I am equally surprised that so many middle class Americans do not seem to realize that the Republican party in general, though there are significant exceptions, have no interest whatsoever in the opinions and needs of the middle class. They are obviously oriented only toward the wealthy, and those who own their own business.
By the way, Sherisapp, avoiding the estate tax penalty for your descendants is not too difficult. Have your tax attorney create an A-B Trust. Name yourself and your spouse as trustees, and your kids as executors. Fully fund the trust with all your real property, and ownership of any passive or investment income you have.
The funded trust now owns all your property. You still control it, and any sales, or transfers of it, and enjoy the advantages of it, but the A-B Trust is a legal entity that will survive your passing, with your children becoming the trustees. The property of the trust is not subject to estate taxes.
My answer is in my Hub published 12/10/10 "LBJ's Questionable Legacy" I agree with you, however, I'm not concerned with repercussions from the Politicians. They are not interested in us. With their self serving attitudes and the out and out corruption in the land of OZ, D.C. that is; they are to busy lining there own pockets. As mentioned in my Hub, I feel that it is criminal that S.S. was not covered under the same regulations as private pension plans!
I'd love to answer this question, but my answer would turn into a "hub" of it's own, which would incite people on both sides of the arguement, and I'm currently without my Nomex suit... so I'll pass
Why do conservatives donate more money to charity than liberals? Why do conservatives volunteer for the military in larger numbers than liberals? Why are more cops conservatives?
Because conservatives like to give and to help and to serve, but they don't like being forced to do it with the government terms. They do it on their terms.
Why are the liberals in government always finding ways to opt out of paying into the programs they want the rest of us to support. Heck, most of them haven't even payed their taxes. They only want to tax conservatives to support liberals.
Why is it that most people on government assistance are liberals? They think somebody owes them something. I agree, but what they need is a dose of reality. People are poor by choice. There are no disadvantaged people, only lazy ones and hard workers. Agreed, there are rich liberals, but look where their money comes from: conservatives, because most liberals live off the government, they don't pay taxes.
sounds like a political racist question to me.
i suppose your saying that the libs broke into the US treasury and caused the US deficit,
maybe it was you!
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