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Thursday
Jul022009

Tax Everybody

What do you think America would look like today if everybody had to pay taxes?Think about it, a flat tax across the board. If someone made 30,000 per year, he/she would have to pay twenty percent. If a person made 30,000,000 per year, that person would also pay twenty percent. 

I know, I know, that is crazy, right? Expecting every American to carry the burden of taxation? I must have a few screws loose.

But this didn’t used to be considered a silly idea. Remember when the only sure things in life were death and taxes? Times certainly have changed haven’t they? Especially when considering that only about half of all Americans pay taxes, and under President Obama we’re sure to have less people carrying the load.

But let’s consider for a moment what America would look like today if every single working American paid taxes. Would Nancy Pelosi be Speaker of the House? No, because she is for raising taxes. Would Harry Reid be the Senate Majority Leader? Not a chance and you want to know why? He’s for higher taxes. And do we really think Barack Obama would be our President? I’m not even answering that one.

Some of you are already thinking, “It would be cruel and heartless to expect poor people to pay taxes.” Well, I say no, its not. The reason I say that is because I’m trying to look at the big picture. If every American paid taxes, taxes would stay low. If taxes stayed low, businesses could hire more employees. If businesses hired more employees, then more people would have money. If more people had money, then there would be less poor people.

But I know, that’s too simple to be true.

Here’s the HardTruth. 

Working hard is a good thing. And self-reliance is a great thing. America was at its strongest when we were considered one of the hardest working nations on the planet, instead of being known as a bunch of lazy, uneducated collection of misfits. The best way for America to improve its economic situation and its standing in the world is for all of its citizens to work hard, pay taxes, and love God. If we do that, we’ll stop electing socialists to public office. And if we do that, America will get back to what made it great, and that’s the HardTruth.

 

But what do you think? Am I way off here? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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