February 7, 2012

A Fairness Quiz? For Obama?

In today’s Wall Street Journal, from Stephen Moore, there is a “Fairness Quiz” for the president.

President Obama has frequently justified his policies—and judged their outcomes—in terms of equity, justice and fairness. That raises an obvious question: How does our existing system—and his own policy record—stack up according to those criteria?

Is it fair that the richest 1% of Americans pay nearly 40% of all federal income taxes, and the richest 10% pay two-thirds of the tax?

Is it fair that the richest 10% of Americans shoulder a higher share of their country’s income-tax burden than do the richest 10% in every other industrialized nation, including socialist Sweden?

Is it fair that American corporations pay the highest statutory corporate tax rate of all other industrialized nations but Japan, which cuts its rate on April 1?

Is it fair that President Obama sends his two daughters to elite private schools that are safer, better-run, and produce higher test scores than public schools in Washington, D.C.—but millions of other families across America are denied that free choice and forced to send their kids to rotten schools?

Is it fair that Americans who build a family business, hire workers, reinvest and save their money—paying a lifetime of federal, state and local taxes often climbing into the millions of dollars—must then pay an additional estate tax of 35% (and as much as 55% when the law changes next year) when they die, rather than passing that money onto their loved ones?

Read On…

What the %#@&*% are these liberals doing to this great country, and when will they decide they’ve done enough!?

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2 Responses to “A Fairness Quiz? For Obama?”

  1. The Gray Monk Says:

    Simple answer, they will never decide they’ve “done enough” until they have driven everyone into poverty, hold all the access to power and wealth themselves - and then the y will build a wall around the country to “protect your democracy.”

    A visit to the Former GDR is informative, vast swathes of pristine forest and wonderful resorts built for the Ruling elite, abound, but the plebs had bugger all …

    That is Socialism, that is where your “Liberals” want to be.

  2. Mrs Wolf Says:

    Gray Monk

    In many cases, we already see it, liberals from the security of gated communities on up pressing for laws and living standards on the common man that do not effect them.

    Of course, I recently ran across a quote (I forget by whom) opining that Law & Order are not really there to protect the common man, despite illusions to the contrary, only to protect the “upper tier” of society.

    The court, as they say, is still out on that one, but the liberal POV seems to support it. :-(