Billy Roy commented on some of my emails from PHD types who think the folks at the Hubbard City Cafe are uneducated and bigoted. Billy Roy says, "A blockhead is defined as 'a stupid person'. None other than Benjamin Franklyn nailed it when he said, 'A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one'. Seems many times the Communists and Progressives are led by the educated political elites who think if they can get in charge they can make everything OK (at least for themselves). Elites being people like Obama who spent years drugged out as other people paid for several levels of his alleged education. The real elite like Obama don't even have to get transcripts or diplomas or anything like that. Hell, I would rather look for Jimmy Hoffa's body than try to find Obama's transcript from Columbia. Of course to get elected they have to buy folks off. Much of what they buy them off with, we who live in cow country, would call bullshit. Guess we should talk about TAXPAYERS some since that guy in the parking lot is carrying that sign with 'TUFF HQS' on it.
So the political elite want to separate the folks into the makers (TAXPAYERS) and the takers (those who think they are getting more than they are giving), and of course, the political elite care so much about the poor folks they will take care of them. Elites like Castro, Stalin, Mao, Chavez, etc. have a proven track record of 'taking care of the folks'."
Oops, as is apt to happen when Billy Roy kicks things off, here comes Butch, "For example some voters are led to believe that Obama will tax the rich and help the 'middle class' which many feel are those who don't pay taxes. If you look at income taxes alone there is some truth to this. In 2009, 47% of the US households paid no taxes and many got money back. A family with two children making $50,000 paid no income taxes. These family's making $25,000 paid no income taxes and got a check for $7,085. However, if you include Social Security taxes, only 24% of households pay no taxes. What those hoping to avoid taxes don't get is they are still taxed plenty. There are hundreds of other ways the government gets us all such as sales taxes, energy taxes, license fees, real estate taxes, death taxes, lotteries, and the biggest one of all is in the regulation area. Every time the government passes a regulation that increases the price of any product this increase is passed along to the consumer.
The Libs also love to lie about how the rich are making out like bandits, and each year it gets worse in favor of the wealthy. The facts are in 1987 the top 5% of taxpayers paid 43% of all income taxes. In 2008 the top 5% paid 58% of all income taxes. The top 10% pay 70%. In fact the United States depend on the top 10% of TAXPAYERS for their revenues more than any other country in the world according to the Tax Foundation. The top 50% pay 97%.
Obama still wants to raise taxes on all married couples earning over $250,000 and singles making over $200,000 despite the fact that 25% of all spending comes from this group. Honest estimates are that raising taxes on this group, which includes most small business owners, would cost 770,000 jobs within 12 months from the increase.
If we continue to over tax those who spend and hire they tend to hit the road. TAXPAYERS in states like New York and California are flocking to states like Texas. Wealthy people are leaving the country for friendlier lower-taxed countries. An ex-patriate attorney says he alone has 100 applications pending at this time. This is more than the previous 18 years combined."
Billy Roy rescued the folks from the number crunching, "Back to the Bullshit. The unions and Obama are spewing it around all the state capitals now. They don't want folks to know that government unions are inherently different from private-sector unions. The purpose of private-sector unions is to get workers a larger share of the profits they helped create. But government is a monopoly and earns no profits. All government unions do is redistribute more tax dollars from taxpayers to unions to crooked politicians. The left used to understand this. Not only did President Franklin Delano Roosevelt write in 1937: 'All government employees should realize that the process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service,' but as recently as 1959, the AFL-CIO Executive Council stated that 'government workers have no right [to collectively bargain] beyond the authority to petition Congress—a right available to every citizen'. And of course even Jimmy Carter passed legislation that stands to this day that federal workers can not collectively bargain. Folks, these are the people working for Obama today. And yet he wants to force unions on the states and local governments. It never ceases to amaze me how dumb Obama thinks we are."
"Seems to me that it might make sense to think about these TUFF guys (TAXPAYERS UNION FOR the FOLKS) at least a little bit."