Wednesday, September 21, 2011
How Can Someone So Smart...
The Buffet rule or whatever they are calling it - is an effort to get the ultra-rich to pay more taxes. Uh...we have tried that, its called the Alternative Minimum Tax.
It didn't work the first time, and its been NOT WORKING for 42 years. And worse - members of both parties campaign against it, claiming to want to get rid of it - but they don't. They can't. Once they create it, they think its an institution, and that they have to alter it.
[ Many Republicans said the same thing about Obamacare - "Well they passed it, so you can't just get rid of it"...what happened to YES WE CAN?
"Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth!" - Ronald Reagan]
These are the same people (including many Republicans) who try to fight "sending jobs overseas." Jobs go overseas, when it is less expensive to do so. Where does Obama think the money millionaires and billionaires have will go - when he tries to take it?