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Raising Taxes=Patriotism, Opposing High Taxes=Selfish

Posted by GayPatriotWest at 1:26 pm - October 31, 2008.
Filed under: 2008 Presidential Politics

Remember, back in September, when Joe Biden said that increasing taxes on the most productive members of our society was patriotic?

Well, now his running mate has done him one better, calling those who oppose higher taxes selfish.

Seems the Democrats believe the only way we can serve our country is by being forced to give an ever increasing share of our income to the government.  And the only way we can serve others is by having the government do it for us.

How many people oppose higher taxes so they can better decide the charities to support with their disposable income?  Given the greater alacrity of Republicans to donate to charities than Democrats, it doesn’t seem we’re entirely selfish in wanting to prevent the government from taking our money.

With the Democrats’ rhetoric on taxes, it becomes increasingly clear that they see government as the solution to all our problems.  The more we hear them speak, the clearer it becomes how little confidence they have in the American people and the private institutions we have established not just to provide essential products and services, but also to help the less fortunate and otherwise improve our society.



  1. This becomes ironically hilarious when you think of Obama’s aunt living in substandard conditions in South Boston.

    Funny how the Obamamessiah demands that taxes on everyone else be raised to pay for HIS aunt.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — October 31, 2008 @ 1:41 pm - October 31, 2008

  2. My grandmother…who was a live-long Republican even through the Depression and a member of the GOP National Committee several times…taught me that Taxation is Theft, and anytime any government puts it’s hand in your pocket that it had better be absolutely necessary.

    The power to tax is the power to destroy…

    Comment by Ted B. (Charging Rhino) — October 31, 2008 @ 1:55 pm - October 31, 2008

  3. Ted, great slogan. I may put it on a bumper sticker.

    There is nothing the least bit patriotic, unselfish or even helpful about high taxes. And there is nothing destructive or selfish about low taxes. Quite the opposite. Ed Morrissey, as usual, sums it up like no one can:

    Most [earners] today invest [their money], which creates jobs, or spend it, which creates even more jobs, or donate it to charity — which works much more effectively and with much less overhead than filtering it through government bureaucracy.

    Those who earn the money want to direct it in the manner they see fit, in the most efficient manner possible. That’s not selfish, it’s just common sense. Only someone in love with government power could see it as anything else.

    And what are people who are in love with the power of government, kids? Hint: FASCISTS. Of course, they may not realize it.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — October 31, 2008 @ 2:13 pm - October 31, 2008

  4. P.S. So let’s re-write the title of the post.

    To People with Common Sense: Raising Taxes=Theft and Fascism, Opposing High Taxes=Patriotism

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — October 31, 2008 @ 2:16 pm - October 31, 2008

  5. Cuffy Meigs over at Ace reminds us that Bill Clinton was elected on promises of a middle-class tax cut… promises he broke:

    Obama says “I will cut 95% of people’s taxes”… but (1) that’s mathematically impossible since 44% of people already pay no federal taxes; (2) his announced program is to “spread the wealth”, make everyone their brother’s keeper, and praise higher taxes as somehow “patriotic”. What do you think Obama is going to do?

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — October 31, 2008 @ 2:25 pm - October 31, 2008

  6. Why not have the top ten percent, instead of paying their measly 70 percent of all income taxes collected, pay their patriotic share of one hundred percent. Isn’t that fair that ten percent pay the bill for the other ninety percent? I’m sure we could put that to a fair vote.
    You mentioned Obama’s skinflitiness in the comments, and I just want to share that McCain gave 25% or more of his income to charities as well as 1.8 million in profits from his book. How much in profits from Obama’s two books went to charities? Say no more.
    A thief is always more generous with your monies than he is with his own. Look in the mirror Obama/Biden and see the thieves staring back.

    Comment by eaglewingz08 — October 31, 2008 @ 2:33 pm - October 31, 2008

  7. Why not have the top ten percent, instead of paying their measly 70 percent of all income taxes collected, pay their patriotic share of one hundred percent.

    Democracy is four wolves and a sheep voting on who’s for dinner.

    Comment by V the K — October 31, 2008 @ 3:21 pm - October 31, 2008

  8. Sweden used to have a top income tax-rate of 150%…to pay it meant liquidating assets. And you didn’t have to earn millions to be in that bracket. And they taxed assets and capital too.

    Welcome to Socialism my fellow-workers, arise……

    Comment by Ted B. (Charging Rhino) — October 31, 2008 @ 4:26 pm - October 31, 2008

  9. Obama says “I will cut 95% of people’s taxes”… but (1) that’s mathematically impossible since 44% of people already pay no federal taxes;

    ILC, so that only leaves 51% of actual taxpayers to get a cut. Not looking so good anymore.

    Comment by OutliciousTV — October 31, 2008 @ 6:32 pm - October 31, 2008

  10. Let’s not forget that the Bush tax cuts expire in 2010. Obama sure as hell isn’t forgetting it. Now what was that about 95%?

    Comment by Ignatius — October 31, 2008 @ 7:55 pm - October 31, 2008

  11. If Barry thinks it selfish to want to keep one’s own money, what does he think about wanting to keep someone else’s money?

    Comment by SoCalRobert — October 31, 2008 @ 8:51 pm - October 31, 2008

  12. OTV, it also forgets that the economy is a web… when you raise taxes on anybody, you raise them on everybody.

    Take corporations. Say we’re “only” going to raise taxes on corporations. Well – Who really pays those taxes? The consumer does… the MIDDLE CLASS.

    Take rich people. Say we’re “only” going to raise taxes on them. Who really pays those taxes? Well, the rich person gets a tax accountant to divert money into strange tax shelters. The strange tax shelters are mediocre investments. In other words, you’ve just boosted the amount of bad (as opposed to good) investment in the country. Investment in viable businesses is lost. Multiple that 1,000,000 times over several years, and you’ve just destroyed jobs and weakened the nation’s economic fabric. In other words: the middle, working and poor classes all pay.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — November 1, 2008 @ 10:18 am - November 1, 2008

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