How much do we give or are willing to give ,for the Government to buy our well being? 10% how about 30% or even 65% of every dollar we make to be given to the Government. And to what extent does the Government take care of us. History tells us that no Government has ever given to the people equal to or more than someone can make for themselves with some old fashioned "Gumption". Back to the question. How much will we give the Government of what we earn on the promise that they will provide for our needs. In some places in the country, people already give 65% of their earnings in the form of income, property, SSID, and beer, cigarettes, gas, soda cars road taxes and so on and on this is just taxes! Think about that for every $100.00 you make the Government confiscates $65.00. How is that even right? Fortunately here in Texas it is not that bad...yet.
But so we can have free health care (Yea Right), Tax Credits for houses, Cash for clunkers, appliance credits, and so on and on. All of these programs are a form of redistribution of wealth.
To pay for all this spending we are going to make the rich pay!!! You really think so? How about the "Value Added Tax" or VAT. That is not just for the rich, but everyone. If you buy a product of any kind, you will be paying "National Sales Tax" whatever the percentage, this tax will be on top of the tax we already pay. So for people that live in places like New York or California that are currently paying the 65% tax will be bumped up to say 75% or more. How is this right?
So if you want to know the outcome of this. It is written in history already. The Government will eventually take 100% and ration back what we make. Russia has tried it and failed. North Korea is not doing well. The people of China cannot speak freely, worship freely and what possessions they have is by permission of the Government.
If you would like a more detailed account of the direction we are headed all you have to do is read the Bible. Starting in Genesis Chapter 47 v.13 Joseph was a Agent for Pharaoh, taking in the tax money and dividing it out. V.20 tells how the Government took all they had to include themselves for some grain. The movie of Moses shows that the Jews were slaves. How many of you know they sold themselves into slavery in exchange for being taken care of. I did not. I never knew how the Jews were enslaved, just that they were slaves. They allowed themselves to be taxed till they had nothing more to give but their freedom. From then on they were servants of Pharaoh to pay for their well being. And they lived this life until they put their faith back in God and then they were led out.
So I ask again how much Tax is fair, and what point do you stop believing that the Government can take care of you and your family better than you can provide for your own needs, with enough left over to help others. As it has always been in America. Not to confuse need with want. For a person willing to put in the extra effort, to educate themselves a little more, work harder than the minimum. Simply hold themselves to a little higher standard than the minimum. You will ALWAYS have more than the Government will ration back to you.
Wake up America. We need to stop waiting on the Government to take care of us. They will promise us a lot, even promise to punish those that have more than we do. When do we ask ourselves the question, why am I entitled to what someone else has if I did not earn it? Why do I want the Government to have the power to take what is someone else's and to give to another. And since when has the politicians kept a promise anyway? With that power, what keeps the Government from taking from ME. I am not rich! Where does it stop? Taxation has already gone too far. The poo on food stamps and welfare all seem to be able to afford Cigarettes, liquor, cell phones, cable tv, boom boxes for their car that can be heard for blocks around and those silly spinners. If you have a job and you can afford it, more power to you. If you are on public assistance, how is this right?
When are the people of America going to realize Freedom is not free. And when you sell yourself to the Government you are not free.