Wednesday, August 10, 2011

"Pay More If You Want"

I'm getting a little sick and tired of hearing in the news from hypocritical Democratic political leaders like "male gold digger" Senator John Kerry (D-MA) who are trying to blame the "tea party" for any downturn in the stock market and the economy when the "tea party" people rose up from the fact that the federal government spending is out of control. Senator Kerry thinks that a "balanced" approach including tax increases is the way to go to try to get the federal deficit somewhat under control. Hmmm, so, in a stagnant over regulated high unemployment economy we as a nation should give the federal government even more money to waste with no guarantee that any increase in government tax revenue would go towards deficit reduction. The problem with increasing most taxes is the fact that if more taxes are assessed on the American people then they have less money to spend on outrageous luxuries such as gasoline, food, mortgage payments, electricity, and insurance not to mention frivolous spending on telephone and Internet access. More taxes of course, should top these wasteful activities.

Senator Kerry, as you may or may not have heard, recently commissioned the building of an approximately 7 million dollar yacht. Now, where do you think he had this boat built? Of course, he had this boat built in Massachusetts as being the Senior Senator from Massachusetts he wanted to help out his constituents and help boost the economy of his Commonwealth. Also, Senator Kerry wanted to make sure that he paid the required state sales tax and any required boat fees that Massachusetts assesses boat owners.  Senator Kerry would never think of having a boat built anywhere but Massachusetts or at least he would have the boat built in America. Alas, this is not the case  as his "rich man yacht" was built in New Zealand then shipped back when finished but then registered in Rhode Island so that he could avoid approximately half a million dollars in taxes versus registering his luxury yacht in Massachusetts.For a so called environmental "green" politician, I guess it is better to ship a boat from New Zealand instead of a locally crafted yacht.

What I don't understand is all the liberal democrats who  want to raise your taxes for a bigger and more intrusive government why don't THEY just pay more taxes. Each person's tax bill is just the minimum amount that you are required to pay as your share of the collected government revenue. There is no law that says that you can't pay more than your taxable amount similar to when you go to a nice restaurant and usually give the waiter more money that the amount of the restaurant bill. "Pay more if you want" than your tax bill if you love government so much and wish for more government and more regulations. Hey, its your money, give it up you government lovers. Instead, many liberal government hypocrite leaders expect everyone but themselves to pay more taxes and look for ways to try to avoid required taxes in their own lives.