An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
What is tax relief? Well, normally, I would say it’s exactly what it says: relief from taxation. However, the Dhimmicrat candidate, B. Hussein, has other ideas. To him, the Obamessiah, tax relief is taking money away from companies that earn it, and give it to the “poor”. In his case, the poor are the states.
Now, why do I have a problem with such a Robin Hood plan? Well, for one thing, it’s not tax relief. When taking money away from the rich, who earn it, and provide jobs for those who need it, and giving it to the poor, who did NOT earn it, and provide no jobs to anyone, then this is socialism. I’m NOT in favor of socialism.
What many seem to fail to understand is that even though we hear the headlines of “record profits for BIG oil”, that same big oil pays a good chunk of those profits in taxes, and another big chunk in exploration. What it boils down to is about 9 cents on every dollar earned in actual “profits”. I don’t know about you, but I’d find it a bit difficult to live on only 9 cents.
Ok, so it’s a LOT more than 9 cents. Billions of dollars times 9…..well, you get the picture.
People are all up in arms over the CEO salaries. Honestly, I don’t have a clue as to what they do to earn such large sums of money. Personally, I can’t imagine what kind of lifestyle I’d have with so much. Probably still wear jeans, or shorts and a t-shirt, not wear make up if I didn’t see the need, and travel. Yeah, I’d use that large chunk of change to go every place I’d ever wanted to see. Oh, and I’d also make sure my church got a separate building for Sunday school.
Do they really NEED those large salaries. Odds are, no. But is it up to me whether or not they get them? Well like I said, not being of CEO material, I have NO idea. Most of us don’t have a clue what they have done to merit such exorbitant sums. Do they think up ways to earn their share holders more in dividends? Do they find news ways to create more jobs, examine new fields to drill, deal with the feckless weasels on Capital Hill? Hey, that last one makes me think they deserve their salaries, just having to deal with those economically ignorant bozos.
Without proof, I’m pretty sure there have been some who have decided the funds meant for retirees, through pension funds, are for their own persona use. But I’d say odds are, most are fairly honest, and do a good job for their companies.
So, when I hear, or read, about some of these utterly absurd schemes put forth by the Obamessiah camp, my feathers get more than just a tad ruffled. What has the gubmint done to make life better? How many jobs does it actually create? Right now, the federal government is the largest employee in the country. Why? How do they pay their employees? Why, with tax dollars, sucked from the companies who are actually DOING something, or at least trying to, when the gubmint gets out of their way.
B. Hussein’s ridiculous plan will NOT help people at the pump. Instead, it will make it even MORE difficult for the truly poor to put gas in their tanks to get to their jobs. Can’t get to work, lose job, get taxpayer aid. In other words, he is looking to have MORE people on the ‘dole’, not less, and that would make them beholden to the gubmint for their sustenance. Not a real good plan. Well, unless you are a socialist.