A message to the 99%: get a job, hippies. I'm guessing you're a part of the 50% of America that pays no taxes. If you ask me, it's THEM that aren't paying their fair share. Joe and Jane Schmoe are paying for your handouts, lazy freeloaders.
“For three sins of Israel, even for four, I will not relent. They sell the innocent for silver, and the needy for a pair of sandals. 7 They trample on the heads of the poor as on the dust of the ground and deny justice to the oppressed. Father and son use the same girl and so profane my holy name. 8 They lie down beside every altar on garments taken in pledge. In the house of their god they drink wine taken as fines.
"For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat."
I am sick of paying for the freeloaders who refuse to get jobs. Yes, there is corruption, but I will not support or condone the forced seizure of my property (for what I have in my wallet is after I give to Caesar what is Caesar's and give to Christ what is Christ's). The "99%" are radical wealth-redistributionists and I cannot stand for their cause.
If you want to find those that sell the innocent for silver and the needy for a pair of sandals, then look NO further than Washington DC and the greedy, corrupt politicians! Look NO further than the unions who demand exorbitant wages and benefits for workers! Look NO further than the Government workers who give horrible customer service because they know they have 95% job security and a solid pension, something that the private sector could never do! Instead of directing their bombardments at those on Wall Street, at the business owners and the capitalists, they should be directing their bombardments at the socialist pigs on Capitol Hill!
The shame is not on me, sir; the shame is on YOU.
GOD has blessed me with a job that enables me to pay for school. GOD has led me to take this quarter off to work my fingers to the bone so that I can continue to pay for school. GOD is my rock, and He expects me to be responsible with my money. He expects me to invest in my future. He expects me to invest in the talents He has given me.
I work hard for my money. I give my 10% to God, give another 5% to my savings account, 5% to offering. I can't afford to give to charity. I can't afford to support a child overseas. I can't afford to support Air 1. But that doesn't mean I don't want to. Yes, I'm poor. But do I sit here and blame capitalism? NO! Do I sit here and blame the Government? NO! I sit here and blame myself because in America, nobody is poor who didn't get there themselves (except maybe the citizens of Bell, CA, who were being robbed blind).
The 53% are the taxpayers that pay for the freeloaders that feed themselves with the Government teat. They don't want higher taxes, but they do want fair taxes--they want every American to pay taxes, rather than having half the country pay nothing at all. The 53% are those who work hard for their money, who make daily sacrifices to put food on the table, to put their kids through school, and to make sure the rent is paid. The 53% are the ones who believe in capitalism no matter how much evil is inherent within the system. The 53% are those who know that Socialism is a complete and utter robbery of the freedoms that make America so great! The 53% are the ones that have sensible minds, the ones that keep America running. Without us, the welfare checks, unemployment checks, social security checks, and disability checks would cease to come. Without us, Obamacare would have even less to stand on. Without us, America would be no better than Nazi Germany or Soviet Russia.
The talking point that half of all Americans pay no taxes is a misrepresentation. Here is the full quote from the Tax Policy Center,
The fraction of tax units paying no income tax varies widely by filing status and type of unit. About 47 percent of single filers will owe no tax, compared with 38 percent of joint filers and 72 percent of heads of household. More than half of elderly tax units and tax units with children will pay no income tax this year.
The 47% statistic is not all Americans pay no taxes, but single filers who will pay no federal income taxes. According to the Center On Budget and Policy Priorities the real reason why 47%-51% of Americans paid no federal income taxes in 2009 is,
The 51 percent figure is an anomaly that reflects the unique circumstances of 2009, when the recession greatly swelled the number of Americans with low incomes and when temporary tax cuts created by the 2009 Recovery Act — including the “Making Work Pay” tax credit and an exclusion from tax of the first $2,400 in unemployment benefits — were in effect. Together, these developments removed millions of Americans from the federal income tax rolls. Both of these temporary tax measures have since expired.
The combination of the recession and the Obama stimulus cut taxes to low and middle income Americans led to fewer Americans owing federal income tax in 2009.
The Tax Policy Center has tried to correct Fox News and the right wing media’s misuse of their research. In April 2010, Howard Glickman of the TPC wrote,
Let me explain—repeat actually—what this means: About half of taxpayers paid no federal income tax last year. It does not mean they paid no tax at all. Many shelled out Social Security and Medicare payroll taxes. In fact, only 14 percent of Americans didn’t pay either income or payroll taxes. Some paid property taxes and, it is fair to say, just about all of them paid sales taxes of one kind or another. So to say they pay no taxes is flat wrong.
However, this class warfare-like rhetoric plays to a perception that the income tax is a chump tax: Only hard-working folks like us pay it. The welfare queens don’t. The super-rich don’t. It is a powerful emotional argument. It is also flat wrong.
The actual number of Americans who don’t pay any taxes isn’t half, but 14%. This group of non-taxpayers of any kind is largely composed of the elderly and disabled. The people who don’t pay taxes do so because they can’t work.
The myth that the wealthy are carrying the tax burden for America is used to justify tax cuts for the rich. Conservatives use the inaccurate statistic hand in hand with their, “wealthy are the job creators argument.” One statistic that was intended to demonstrate the loss of income due to the recession, along with the impact of the Obama tax cuts has been distorted and misused to justify a policy of not asking the wealthiest Americans to pay their fair share.
The truth is that 86% of Americans pay taxes. In one recession strapped year (2009), less than half of single filer taxpayers paid federal income taxes.
tl;dr Millions of Americans are not being told the truth that almost 90% of us pay taxes, and that much of the reason why there were fewer people paying federal income taxes in 2009 was that Barack Obama signed the largest tax cut in US history.
Doesn't change the fact that 47% of Americans pay no income tax. If everybody paid a little bit, then everybody would have a stake in the tax code. If everybody paid the same rate, everything would be fair. And above all, the Government needs to stop spending so DANG much. It's UNSUSTAINABLE, the social programs we have!
you took one scripture out of context..that verse is meant only for the followers of Christ.. look at the old and new testaments and you will find God prepared to destroy HIS people for mainly two reasons Idolatry and ill treatment of the poor. IF you actually read the Bible you'd know that. You have no understanding of what Jesus meant when he said "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Just fyi The New testament no longer requires tithe.. Jesus requires 100% of course that does not apply to unbelievers of which you appear to be.
How do I appear to be an unbeliever? Jesus Christ is the reason I'm alive. I have devoted my life to serving Him. Is it just because I believe that a large chunk of the "poor" are poor because they choose to be? In America, people have opportunity to make something of themselves; this isn't 18th century Great Britain.
I do believe that we should help the poor; it just shouldn't be at the point of a gun, so to speak. I myself am very poor, and I shouldn't be robbed of the money that I need in order to survive. If I came into a large sum of money, I'd take care of my needs and then give an enormous chunk to various charities. But the problem is that I work my tail off and make just enough to survive. I don't have any extra money to give to the poor.
Giving freely to the poor is one thing, but having my money taken is another thing entirely. It's something Jesus would never have lauded.
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