Wrong stupid! Obama wants to keep the taxes of the real hardworking people, middle class workers exactly where they are. Taxes are the price we pay to live in a functioning society nitwit.<quoted text>
You haven't heard he wants to level the playing field? He isn't talking about leveling the ground in a sports event. He's talking about taking hard-earned money from hard-working people and giving it to others at his own discretion.
Some people think of giving as a charitable act. Not mandatory government enforcement.
Some people think all boats rise with the rising tides. Not pulling the plug.
What incentive would you have to work hard if you knew the rewards of your labor would be forcibly taken and given to those watching on the sidelines, not feeling grateful because they somehow deserved it?
Most people give on a freely voluntary basis to reap the rewards of that as well.
Forcibly taking people's money robs them of an incentive to work and the reward of giving out of their own free will.
It does breed apathy and resentment.
This is the playing field this president wants to level.
Do you consider our men and women in uniform sitting on the sidelines or on a more local level police and firefighters that put themselves in harm's way to protect the public? Don't you think we should have a safe and functioning infrastructure or safe water and air?
No you think those things are a waste of money but defend an unnecessary war that cost over a trillion dollars, killed over 4000 of our service people and shattered the lives of thousands more.
Yes some money goes to help the less fortunate and I don't have a problem with that because I know that all the charity in the world isn't going to help. The only reason a faux Christian like you would give a dime to a poor person is so that you can feel all smug and superior.
When Bill Clinton raised the top tax rates did it cause a massive fall in investment and jobs like many Republicans like newt Gingrich, Mitch McConnell and John Boehner predicted? No, we had a booming economy and job growth. When George W Bush cut the top tax rates did it result in economic and job growth? No, we had one of the slowest growth periods since the depression.