Monday, August 22, 2011

Harvey Golub Won't Pay More Taxes Until You Sort This Out

Almost half of all filers pay no income taxes at all. Clearly they earn less and should pay less. But they should pay something and have a stake in our government spending their money too.

...Why do we spend billions on trains that no one will ride? Why do we keep post offices open in places no one lives? Why do we subsidize small airports in communities close to larger ones? Why do we pay government workers above-market rates and outlandish benefits? Do we really need an energy department or an education department at all?

...Here's my message: Before you "ask" for more tax money from me and others, raise the $2.2 trillion you already collect each year more fairly and spend it more wisely. Then you'll need less of my money.
-72 year old billionaire Harvey Golub in the Wall Street Journal

I see your game. Get all the rural areas unwired from the grid then isolate them so they can't travel to retailiate, stop educating them so they can't learn HOW, then raise their taxes. And by then, you won't pay any because you're 72 years old for God's sake. It won't be YOUR problem.

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