Published: Thursday, Nov. 15 2012 1:00 p.m. MST
Sometimes I wish that the states or people who want all of this free stuff
should just start their own country. How about 'The United States of
Entitlements?' My husband thought of that one. People are coveting things
that are not theirs. They also want instant gratification. If someone has worked
hard and earned a billion dollars, I am glad for them, as long as they did it
honestly. America is about opportunities to improve ones future. Some of my
ancestors came through Ellis Island to escape their lack of possiblities in
Poland and other countries. I'm sure they are not jealous of my
accomplishments. I was the first child in my family to graduate from college. It
has certainly made a big difference, and no, I am no where near the 2%.
How come no one talks about all the unpaid wars? Remember cut and run?
Republicans are hypocrites.
Our country's financial situation is less like a fiscal cliff and more like
quicksand. Every second, we owe more (debt) because we spend more than we tax
(deficit). Spend less and people struggle. Tax more and people struggle. Is
there another alternative? Yes. Freeze government spending at current levels
and grow the economy (which increases tax revenue without increasing tax
rates).Or we could grow government spending and freeze the economy.
Wait. We tried that the last four years.
Yes, class warfare is alive and well, but it is perfectly legitimate to argue
for a progressive tax system where higher earning levels pay a higher % of
taxes.And let's be honest here - while Obama has not done
anything to fulfill his promises of changing the way Washington works
(lobbyists, transparency, etc.), the Republicans have done NOTHING to reach
across the aisle or compromise on any points. True, it appears they are willing
to play a game of chicken to the death, but that false bravado and unwillingness
to compromise not only lost them the last election but is going to seriously
harm our country.
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