Humble Rants 9 April 2014

Posted Tuesday, April 8, 2014 in Opinion

Humble Rants 9 April 2014

by Robert Skoglund aka The humble Farmer

Did you read this?

"Paul Ryan released his annual budget on April 1, and Americans are played the fools.

"It contains $5.1 trillion in cuts, largely from programs that build the middle class and protect the vulnerable. Medicare is privatized. Food stamps, college aid, support for schools, Head Start, child nutrition are cut."

So it is a program that will save the super rich quite a bit, take away from the poor what little they have, and saddle the remaining middle class tax payers with anything that needs to be paid for. As usual. 

I have friends lucky enough to pay taxes who vote for these people because when they hear "cut taxes" they are always thinking that it is going to pertain to them. And when it doesn't, instead of realizing that they are being played for suckers, they blame the poor for not doing their share. 

Isn't it silly to talk about this? The budget outlined above is what the man was elected to come up with by all three social classes and he is doing it.  I can't get upset about it. 

I might suggest that anyone who doesn't like it should come up with enough money to elect someone who would vote for legislation that would force the super rich to pay their share.  Because isn't it money that decides these things?

Someone said that there are 492 billionaires in the United States. Although they can buy every vote in the country, they are shrewd enough to buy only as many as they need.

Yes, a more equitable system might mean that we won't increase our present number of of billionaires at the present rapid rate, but if middle class taxpayers are going to have a bit of relief, don't we have to start somewhere?

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