Published: Thursday, March 14 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT
"Why is it that if you take advantage of a corporate tax break you're a
smart businessman, but if you take advantage of something so you don't go
hungry, you're a moocher?" -John Stewart
Excellent letter, and Darrel, excellent response.
@ Darrel. Its because welfare has become too easy! Its easier to vote for
Democrat's easy entitlements than to work for what you receive! All
government welfare has done is to create a permanent welfare dependent class of
Americans. Just another form of slavery!
@Darrel,The former is trying to keep what you've earned through
your work.The latter sob story is to take what others have earned
through their hard work.
It is a nice thought, but in the end it is a transfer of wealth. Thanks to
Earned Income Credits, many of those people receive more back in taxes than they
paid.In much more simple terms, they received money for nothing.
Bad idea. Here's one reason why.I have a niece in California.
She filed her taxes. At the time she didn't make much, so got a refund in
full. Her money. Her refund. But wait. There was an extra $5,000 (approx.)
included. Why, she wondered? Low and behold, without asking, filing, or
anything, our wonderful government gave her $5,000 of someone else's money.
She was shocked. Me too. This is what you want to bring to
Utah.I know another family back East. Nobody works. They all live
off welfare and have another kid when they need more. What a life!!!
Utah should not pass an EITC bill... Furthermore, the federal government EITC
should be repealed. The EITC is a 'refund' of taxes never paid and is
another form of welfare but not available for scrutiny by the taxpaying
public.All welfare payments should be disclosed someplace in a
government budget so those who pay taxes can see what's happening to the
tax money they pay in. The EITC does not allow that reviewing and tracking
process. It's hidden in a recipient's tax return.
produced by the labor of the people. Every on-going system that I
am aware of redistributes, recycles, and provides a continuous transfer of the
life giving substance to the parts of the system. In an economic system that
life giving substance is money and wealth. Our present economic system does not
allow sufficient redistribution in order for our society to survive. If we are to continue, all people must have a share of the life simply because
they are here. Not necessarily because the earned it by making someone else
Redshirt, you're the first one with your hand out.
@Ultra Bob:"In an economic system that life giving substance is money
and wealth."Not so. In our economic system it's done
through ingenuity, perseverance, and hard work."Our present
economic system does not allow sufficient redistribution in order for our
society to survive."You got it backwards. Redistribution
encourages laziness and indolence... which eventually will be our complete
downfall as a nation.Redistribution recipients love it because they
can kick back and enjoy life while they look for politicians who will provide
even more of the same (prime example: Barack Hussein Obama). And politicians,
wishing to keep their lucrative government jobs, promise and provide more and
more redistribution... until we have spiraled down and down into compete
Re:CheHow many children does your niece have? Is she married?THE TAX REDUCTION ACT in 1975 created the earned income tax credit, a
Republican program that evolved from the conservative economist Milton
Friedman’s idea to eliminate welfare and pay the poor.Nearly
every President since 1975 has expanded the EITC including Reagan and GW Bush.
To "Truthseeker2" if the Tax Reduction Act was supposed to eliminate
welfare, why didn't it? Ask yourself who has added to that program and
turned it into a redistribution system?If you read what the original
act was supposed to do, it cut taxes paid by the poor, and did not result in a
negative tax rate. The original bill stated quite clearly that a person would
pay no income taxes and the wording is such that they could not get more back
than they paid into the system.Where did the changes come in, do you
have those bills and sponsors and writers that took something that was ok and
NO ONE should get back more than they paid in. NO ONE.when you have
nothing at stake, you do not care how it is mismanaged.
The best way to help poor people is to lowertaxes on rich people and raise
taxes on poorpoor people.This will increase the standard of
living ofrich people who will then buy more andbigger houses, bigger
yachts, moreexpensive jewelry etc,The poor who due to their
higher taxes willbe even more miserable than they are now,this will
motive them to look about and whenthey see the wonderful lifestyle of the
evenmore super rich, how wonderful it is, they willbecome
motivated to go out and becomesuper rich themselves.Problem
@cjb -- Yes, even better, we could start putting poor people in debtor's
prisons again. That would teach them!
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