In order to have big government, big government needs to feed on it’s host like a parasite. Unfortunately, you are that host. It is you that the Goliath government attacks, yet you have no sling shot to stop that Goliath. It is not enough to tax you on your income (Federal & State). Taxes are all around you. Some hidden, some not.
Sales tax is the obvious none hidden tax. Some states tack on more than others, but it exists and we have grown use to it. However, other taxes are hidden. Gas taxes for instance are built right into the price at the pump. You really have no idea how much tax you are paying (unless you investigate it). This tax is a great example of how Democrats and RINO Republicans do not care very much for the people that vote them in office. Recently the price of gas plummeted. A few reasons for this, but one basically was Saudi Arabia trying to combat Fracking. The person who benefited was YOU, the tax payer. With so many financial difficulties that the American citizen has faced via this administration in the past six plus years, it was a breath of fresh air to have a bit of relief at the pump. However, politicians view was not to let you benefit by this price cut, but to add more onto the gas tax. Thus, the government benefits instead of you. That should really tell you what politicians think about us.
As in the gas taxes that are hidden, there has been talk about eliminated the sales tax in favor of a Value Added Tax. This would mean the “sales” tax is simply added into the price of the product. Like in the gas tax, and cigarette taxes you would not really know product from product what these taxes amount to. At first, with their foot in the door it would be reasonable, but as time marches on, it would become a monster.
Big government must be fed constantly, as they are addicted to spending, they must create new taxes. This administration is very skilled at choosing their words. President Obama has never been heard saying “We must create new taxes”, but he does say “We must create new revenue”. This is a flimsy code phrase that means new taxes (along with new regulations that cost money to you and the private sector).
Politicians in some states are toying around with the idea of taxing you on the mileage you drive. Again, this is an attack on the American citizen, the American tax payer, and above all, the host to the governmental parasite. Whenever a new tax is formed, the politician will smile and say “Oh, it is not that much, you will hardly even notice it”. This is at the beginning, but when the new tax gets it’s foot in the door it is sure to go up. Taking a tax on the mileage you drive: If I drive two miles to work, and you drive 20 miles to work, perhaps I would not feel it so much, but you may incur a very large tax bill. It is already costing you more money on gas to drive the longer distance, and you are already paying more of the gas taxes as you go through more gas than I do.
You may ask, how will they tell? There are a number of options the government has at their disposal. The simplest would be similar to an EZ-pass type of technology. Stick it on the inside of your window and it’s built in GPS tallies up your driving. Also new automobiles with black boxes will have the technology to do the same, although the government says they are only there to shed light on what happened in an accident. There is even a newer technology that is going in beta testing in a few states: Built in GPS license plates. While I am at it (writing this), another use for all of these technologies could also be used to issue you tickets without ever been seen by a police officer. Simply go to point A to point B in a time that would be calculated faster than the legal speed limit, and you might get a ticket in your mail. This has already been looked at a possibility by EZ-Pass technology.
New taxes are what government wants. You have the money, it is not yours. You elect politicians to represent you, but do they? Even if polls show the populous is against something, the government does not take that into any consideration. They know what is best for you. The typical mind-set of the politician (Dem. or RINO Rep.) was summed up by Rep.Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) who told a gathering of Democrats, “The bottom line is we’re not broke, there’s plenty of money, it’s just the government doesn’t have it.” He was referring to YOU HAVE IT, and HOW CAN WE GET IT? Answer: New regulations and taxes.
The Internet tax as well as Net Neutrality that will raise your Internet bill is another attack on you. Talk of a tax on the time you are on the Internet, or a tax per device (I have several: Phone, 2 laptops, tablet, etc.), or even taxing you per email has been discussed many times by politicians. In short, if it is good for you, popular, free, TAX IT! I am reminded of The Beatles song written by George Harrison “Tax Man”. If you are not familiar with the brilliant lyrics I offer you to view them at the bottom of this article. Keep in mind it was written in the late 60’s, but could have been written yesterday.
The death tax is very much so an attack on you. You work hard all of your life and wish to leave something for your children, but there is the government saying “No, it is our money”. Imagine if your parents owned a farm and they passed, and you were to inherit that farm. STOP! you can’t! The taxes on said farm would be so high you would have to sell the farm to pay for it. This is a cruel tax. I recall Anthony Weiner when he was still in Congress telling Megyn Kelly “So what! they are dead! They won’t care!” What a cruel statement, but shared by many politicians.
In Obamacare there were new taxes to the sum of 22. One of them being in my humble opinion, the very first racial tax in America. A tax on white people. This tax came in the form of taxing you in tanning salons. Yes, that was a new tax in Obamacare. Republicans promised to repeal or revamp this horrible take over of the best healthcare system the world has ever known, but alas, Republicans have shown there are just a right wing on the same plane as the Democrats are the left wing. The 2012 elections saw a landslide victory going to the Republicans as they promised to defund and repeal so many things, but instead it was all lies just to get elected. This Republican lead Congress has stabbed YOU in the back. Giving away the power of the purse by funding everything Obama wants (Omnibus bill).
Ronald Reagan and John F. Kennedy both new cutting taxes and smaller government was ideal for a robust American economy, but that philosophy does not fit into a government that was you so broke you must rely on them to take care of you. Ronald Reagan warned us with a bit of truth in sarcastic humor when he said “I am from the government, I am here to help you”.
Also, when taxes are raised, such as in the case of Obama wanting the Capital Gains tax raised from 15% to possibly 28 percent or even higher (rates vary per bracket), when new taxes are created to take more of your money, this also affects inflation in the stores. More for food, products, etc. Yet, not only does the prices go higher, but you therefore pay even more taxes on them just for the mere fact they cost more. Trucking companies must charge more, the factories must charge more, etc. It all gets passed down to you.
Elizabeth Warren, the Democrats socialistic dream girl said she wants the minimum wage to be 22 dollars an hour. Did she say this because she is for the little guy? No, if this became a reality, the worker would pay more in taxes, thus the government would get more money. However, the person that has worked hard for decades that put their time in to get a good wage, let’s say 23 dollars an hour, would only be making one dollar and hour more than the minimum wage. Follow me on this economics 101 journey. With a 22 dollar an hour minimum wage companies would either have to drastically cut their work force putting more people on welfare or unemployment, or raise their services or products drastically, thus, the 22 dollar an hour worker, or the 23 dollar an hour worker, would find food and products so expensive their dollars they earn would not buy much.
This is an economic reality. Workers in Washington state are now enjoying 10 dollar an hour minimum wage. The effect? Layoffs, the blame? Politicians and liberals are saying it is corporate greed. Not willing to blame it on the raising of the minimum wage. The late Milton Friedman knew this. In fact he was against any minimum wage at all. His theory was by providing a minimum wage the worker loses his power to negotiate a better starting pay, competition is negated by companies vying for starting workers. The loser is the worker. McDonalds being protested by their workers for a higher wage has driven McDonalds to new technologies that would eliminate the worker completely. Automated ordering. So who is really the winner here? Not the worker. So, what does this have to do with an article about taxes? It all relates. By more people out of the work force, they would be on food stamps, unemployment, welfare, etc. Your taxes would go to cover the larger amount collecting these entitlements.
It doesn’t stop there either, again, it all relates… Illegal alien amnesty. Thousands of Middle Eastern refugees, all will either take jobs Americans should have, as well as these new people in our country also in part being on entitlement programs, either way, higher taxes. Higher taxes are intentional, and being intentional they are a form of new taxes.
We are now in a land of Tyranny. Oddly enough this is why the colonist left England to begin with; economic and religious freedoms. Which by the way religious freedoms are heavily under attack too, but that is another article for another day. What amazes me is the half of the country would disagree, that things are better under Obama, and are willing to turn a blind eye even if it hurts them in the short or long run.
The government will not be happy until you are hurting so much, paying so much in various taxes, that we are just a shadow of a great country that was. Redistribution of wealth, new taxes & regulations, and millions of new people in our country in a steady flow will break the backs of the middle class. Class, a term created by Carl Marx mind you. That should speak volumes.
A note to my Democratic and Liberal friends: Do not seek to defend your big brother government. Do not believe their propaganda against conservatives, and realize this party of yours is only using you to provide them more power to take from you. Do what is best for your family and know that what you earn should go to your children, for your children. Stop helping the government get bigger while you get smaller. Yes, you too are the host that the parasite needs to feed off of relentlessly.
To my Republican friends: Recognize the Lindsey Grahams, Boehners, McConnells that are the RINOs. They support fully big government, and do not differ from Democrats all that much (unless they are in front of the cameras). In the 80’s the RINOs of the day were against Reagan, just as the democrats were. This is why they are against true conservatives today, and the Tea Party. Do not get suckered into a Jeb Bush type of politician. You will only find a politician like that could at best be called a Lite Obama version 2.0.
We are being taken from within. God Bless America (if he is still willing).
Tax Man lyrics (The Beatles, written by George Harrison)
Let me tell you how it will be
There’s one for you, nineteen for me
Cos I’m the taxman, yeah, I’m the taxman
Should five per cent appear too small
Be thankful I don’t take it all
Cos I’m the taxman, yeah I’m the taxman
If you drive a car, I’ll tax the street
If you try to sit, I’ll tax your seat
If you get too cold I’ll tax the heat
If you take a walk, I’ll tax your feet
Cos I’m the taxman, yeah I’m the taxman
Don’t ask me what I want it for (Aahh Mr. Wilson)
If you don’t want to pay some more (Aahh Mr. Heath)
Cos I’m the taxman, yeah, I’m the taxman
Now my advice for those who die
Declare the pennies on your eyes
Cos I’m the taxman, yeah, I’m the taxman
And you’re working for no one but me