Friday, August 29, 2008

95% of "Working Families" Get a Tax Break?

I actually watched some of Obama's speech the other night, as hard as that was to do. I'd like to discuss one part of it. When Obama made the statement that,

"I will cut taxes - cut taxes - for 95% of all working families. Because in an economy like this, the last thing we should do is raise taxes on the middle-class."

I immediately looked over at my father, who is retiring in a few months, and said "I guess you're that other 5%..." You see, when folks like Obama talk about lowering taxes for "middle-class working families" they lump someone like my dad into the "rich" category and ream them good and hard. Then, they raise capital-gains taxes so someone with low liquidity gets screwed once again. The truly rich folks can liquify assets, move them around, and pay someone to make sure they pay as little tax as possible. Oh, and in "rich" families only one parent works, and kids don't have to get student loans for college. Not in my family, yet somehow politicians like Obama don't get that.

Both of my parents work full-time, as they've done for the past 30+ years. We are a "working class family" So when Obama & Biden talk about making sure some people "Pay their fair share" forgive me for not enthusiastically screaming "Yeah! Get those evil rich folks!" Those people he wants to "punish," those who Michelle think need to "give up a piece of their pie so that others can have more, well that crap hits close to home. They're talking about folks like my parents, folks who worked their asses off for more than half of their lives in hopes of "thriving more than just a little bit."

Screw big government, and screw the "progressive" tax system.

1 comment:

NotClauswitz said...

Too true - and whats worse is the ease with which they transfer that tax to pay for their unproven ideological hair-brained schemes - like the "Annenberg Challenge" money that went to friends, fellow travelers, and other nitwits who did nothing to help Chicago schools.