Monday, September 26, 2011


I understand that it sounds good and it sounds fair. But it is neither good nor fair.

This is the typical cycilical logic that ALL liberals use to increase taxes and government spending.

Here is a well written rebuttal to these concepts by a linear thinker:

(Warren's quotes are in italics)

“You built a factory out there? Good for you,”

“Built a factory” is a summary for a lot of work. Put up equity, designed a business, took risk to buy land, get permits, pay property taxes and use taxes and permit fees. Then, bought a bunch of equipment and had it installed …and paid sales taxes. Hired some employees and paid them a bunch of money and paid payroll taxes on top of that. Bought a bunch of raw materials from companies that paid a bunch of salaries and a bunch of taxes. Building a factory is a huge private investment that pays the public a lot of taxes for the right to be built.

“But I want to be clear: you moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for.”

Between fuel taxes, license fees, tolls and various taxes on transportation related activities, the roads budget is smaller than the total tax take.

" hired workers the rest of us paid to educate;"

No, you did not educate them. You babysat them for 12 years. Then I hired them, taught them how to be responsible and show up for work, taught them how to communicate in clear sentences, taught them that there are rights and wrongs and (unlike with your schools) wrongs have consequences in the workplace. Then paid for extended education for my employees so they could continue to improve themselves and better add value to what we do around here.

“You were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for.”

Funny, my factory has 24/7 security guards because the last time it was broken into, the police did not even bother to take a report, they just said “call your insurance company”. As for fire? The closest fire department is 10 miles away. My insurance company requires that I have a full wet sprinkler system to qualify for insurance because there is no local fire protection.

“You didn’t have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory, and hire someone to protect against this, because of the work the rest of us did.”

Well, that is not exactly true. When the AFL-CIO tried to unionize my workforce, they staged three days of noisy protests outside my factory. The police forces just stood around and watched as the protesters intimidated my workers, vandalized their cars and destroyed my property.

(End of article)

Liberal/Progressives, your approach is counter-productive, anti-American and dangerous to the future of our nation.

It is time for you to begin to learn linear thinking and get off of this "taxation on the rich makes them pay their 'fair share' kick."

It does no such thing.

The rich already pay FAR more than their fair share, the top 1-3% of earners paying more than 40% of taxes in this country, while 40% pay none at all.

And your cyclical thinking causes you to think that's fair?

Give me an ever-lovin'-blue-eyed-break!


Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Her diatribe has to be one of the worst claims I have yet to hear. Your responses were excellent!

As for the state educating them - they've done a very poor job of it. And what if your new employee was home-schooled or went to a private school? BOOM, there goes her claim there also.

Really, thanks for this post. It just shows how desperate these people are to promote such bald-faced lies.

Donna Q said...

wonderful, you know it's refreshing to read a blog like yours.

I'm brad new to the world of blogging and after reading blogs like this one

I think that the whole world is upside down!

Z said...

Imagine anybody voting for that woman? She's wrong on EVERYTHING...good job, Joe.
And I hope you're doing well.

Joe said...

GEC: Thank you for the visit and the comment. She is a piece of work, isn't she?

Donna Q: Welcome and thanks. I visited your blog and am looking forward to seeing more of it.

Z: Thanks. I'm feeling pretty good, and thanking God for it.