Monday, August 3, 2009

Heard Around Town: Taxes

"Analysis: Some Health Care Numbers Don't Tally"

"Suggestions have ranged from taxes on soft drinks to a surcharge on wealthy individuals, from a tax on
health insurance benefits paid by employers — opposed by Obama in last year's campaign — to a proposed tax on insurance companies. That, plus letting existing Bush tax cuts expire for wealthier Americans."

Okay first of all, much as I hate the wealthy for being so, well....wealthy (seriously, they could totally share instead of buying another $500 pair of jeans), it's not really right to charge them more because they've got more.

Anyways, the government can charge all the taxes they want, but if the idiots don't know how to budget it's not going to fix anything. And I'm personally sick of the solution always being to add a new tax to a new service or food, what's next? A tax on breathing?

Don't laugh. It could happen.

Stick any one of us middle or low class citizens in there and we could probably balance the budget in a year. AND manage to finagle better healthcare too!

You're welcome.


Kristie said...

I haven't figured out if things are actually getting worse in government or if I'm just more aware of what's going on as I get older. (I'm leaning towards the government is getting worse). Either way, I definitely agree with you!