Obama is not trying to ‘clog’ the channels that make upward mobility possible, he is trying to dismantle them.
I can’t believe that Mr. King can’t find the fallacy in his statement ‘That it’s not fair to ask the middle class to assume a disproportionate amount of the tax burden. Not fair? It’s un-fucking-American is what it is. I don’t want you to apologize for being rich; I want you to acknowledge that in America, we all should have to pay our fair share.’ It’s a known fact that the top wage earners pay almost all of the taxes and that ~50% pay nothing. If Mr. King wants to be the champion of a flat tax, I’ll stand with him shoulder-to-shoulder….figuratively speaking of course.
Here’s a delicious addition to the political plate of crap we’re being served of late: Stephen King has voiced his opinion, a snippet of which is flying all over Facebook. Get a glass of milk before you start reading the full article: it’s spicier than anything Bill O’Reilly could ever hope to cook up. Though King is certainly no political ideologue or expert on American tax policy, he’s an American citizen. He is free to express his thoughts, and since he has done so in the public arena, we are free to challenge, analyze, agree, disagree with, or ignore completely. I would always recommend one read the entirety of someone’s comments before voicing an opinion on them, but since it’s probable many won’t click the link, here’s the Short Version:
As is typical of King’s writing, his thoughts are honest (complete with a refusal to replace honest speech with appropriate speech) and peppered…
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