No, I am not talking about some sort of run for political office nor am I talking about a popularity contest. I am not a parasite so you can rest assured that I would never run for any career political seat and I believe that popularity is a sign of error so I would hope to never be popular. So far the being unpopular goal is working out wonderfully. The returns that have just come in are the 2013 IRS data tables showing how much each citizen of the Socialist Democracy of Amerika contributed to the federal budget for that year. I have examined the data and I lose big. Let me tell you a bit about it.
The median (half above, half below) adjusted gross income for the 147 million plus returns that were filed in 2013 was $35,000. To be in the top 10% of the income population you need an adjusted gross income of around $150,000. To be in the top 1% of the income population you need an adjusted gross income of about $470,000.
The top 1% of the income population paid 37% of all federal income taxes in 2013. The top 10% of the income population paid 66.5% of all federal income taxes in 2013. The top 50% of the income population paid 97.4% of all federal income taxes in 2013. The lower 50% of the income population paid a grand total of 2.6% of all federal income taxes in 2013. Those are the indisputable facts. How are we to interpret them?
I was curious about my income level so I checked to see how much was paid in taxes by the folks who made the same amount of money as I did in 2013. I discovered that I and the other folks in my income cohort paid almost 9 times the total amount of all taxes paid by those in the entire lower 50% of the income population. Please help me to understand. How is that fair? I feel like I am being played for a total chump. Half of the citizens in this stupid, ignorant and immoral country are taking a free ride on the government wealth transfer machine, compliments of me.
We all have access to the same amount of government services, although I access them much less than most of those who populate the lower half of the income population. Doesn't that mean I should pay less, and not more, of the government's total bills? In what other system does someone pay more who does not use the system? I do not use Medicare and I pay my own health insurance policies. I have never drawn unemployment or any sort of government pension or disability payment. I have never taken food stamps or any sort of government feeding scam. I have never used the Earned Income Credit or any other sort of government give-back associated with tax returns. I never took out a student loan and I have never used government loans to finance my janitorial business. I don't have an Obama-phone and I paid for my own computer. I pay my own utility bills without any government subsidy whatsoever. In other words, I and my cohorts have paid 9 times the amount of taxes as the lower 50% of the population while that same lower 50% of the population sits back, rakes it in and then has the audacity to complain that I am not paying my fair share. Who has a distorted view of reality here?
The more I think about it the more angry I become. Where is the fairness in 50% of the citizens of the SDA getting what is essentially a free ride at the expense of the top half of the income population? How can it possibly be considered just to force those in the top 1% to pay over one third of all federal taxes? How can it be considered just when the top 10% pays a full two thirds of the entire federal tax bill?
I already know the answer to the questions I have asked. It just makes me feel better to ask them. The reason the top half of the income population pays the entire federal tax bill and the lower half of the income population gets a free ride is because the country in which we live is a socialist democracy. As a socialist country it is the belief of most of the people living here that what other people earn should be taken away from the income earners and given to those who make the entirely rational decision to not work and sponge off of the productive people. Socialists believe that they have a moral right to the wealth and income of those who make and have more than they do. We are a democracy because socialists use the power of the vote to elect and retain career politicians who will do their bidding in exchange for their vote. Therefore, as a socialist democracy it is inevitable that the politically unprotected 49% of the income population is going to be forced to pick up the entire tab for the federal government.
To make matters worse, the people living in this country are by and large a bunch of heathen reprobates. They hate the God of the Bible and they despise the Law of God revealed in the Bible. They hide their hatred under nice phrases like "separation of church and state" and "you can't legislate morality" but what they really mean is that the Law of God will never be permitted into the public square. It is necessary for the citizens of the SDA to think and behave this way because of their sinful natures. They all experience uncontrolled envy which leads to theft on a grand scale. Envy-filled sinners who vote can easily look at people who make more money than they do and come to the conclusion that the person earning more money is evil simply because he has earned more money. The moral thing to do at that point is to command the government to take from the rich and give to the poor. It is the economics and morality of Robin Hood. It is also the economics and morality of the devil. Do not be surprised when judgement comes. God will not be mocked. Don't mistake His current inactivity for indifference. The time we are currently being given is only being given to us to allow us to fill up the full measure of our iniquity. Then judgement will come.