Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Time to call the Democrat's bluff

Every day some Democrat politician calls for repeal of the Bush tax cuts. Usually those calls are sandwiched between the words "taxcuts for the wealthy" and "leaving the bill for our children to pay". Today is Barack Obama's turn (read it here). Mr. Obama is positioning himself as a reasonable Democrat in order to appeal to centrist voters. But the code words in his comments give away the fact that he is just another Democrat that thinks the government knows best what to do with your money. He begins by saying he wants to cut pork. Anyone who doesn't own pigs would agree with that approach. Obama claims that delaying or repealing the tax cuts for the wealthy (primarily millionaires) could save the nation tens of billions of dollars. He believes tax cuts, which have stimulated our booming economy (raising tens of billions in tax revenues), are "fiscally irresponsible policies", creating debt just as pork projects like Alaska's "Bridge to Nowhere" do. He equates Republican hesitance to raise taxes with the politicians love of pork.

I say it's time to call their bluff. President Bush should announce a new "Get America Out Of Debt" program...................call it "Millionaires Saving America's Future" and appoint former Presidents Carter and Clinton as co-chairpersons. Those two pillars of truth would call on any and all "rich" persons who do not like their tax breaks to give the money to the treasury where it would be recorded as "Payment Against America's Debt". The only catch would be that all payments must be accompanied by a declaration of how rich the donor is and the donor's political party affiliation........sort of a "put up or shut up" policy.

Democrat millionaires are always saying they pay too little in taxes. Let's make it easy and attractive for them to pay more.............but on a volunteer basis. Then allow Vegas to fix odds and take bets on whether Republicans or Democrats gave more.


At 3:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well you can bet your bippy "IF" anyone were to resond to that offer/request, it would have to be a democrat. Republicans are too damned greedy and selfish to ever consider giving back a little more of what they have so generously been allotted.
By they way, I thought all republicans were good christian folk. Isn't the Christian motto, give until it hurts then give some more? I'm just saying maybe you people should consider living up to your propaganda.
Wanda from Words on A Page

At 5:31 PM, Blogger senorlechero said...

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At 8:39 PM, Blogger senorlechero said...


Thanks for your comments. I think research shows that Republicans give more to charity that do Democrats.

What's that about "generously been allotted"? You don't think people earn their income..but the govt "allots" it to them?

Where did you find that "Christian motto"?

As for "living up to your (my) propaganda".......what propaganda would that be? Lower taxes? Let charities do welfare type work? Pay lots of money for the military? I think we do a pretty good job of living up that those. The one we don't live up to is "Smaller Government"

At 11:02 PM, Anonymous AJ said...

SL - I could not agree with you more. I think it is interesting that the democrats complained so much about Bush's tax cuts, yet none of them were offering to give thiers back.

And Anonymous: how did you come up with "Give until it hurts then give some more" as the Christian motto? Just curious because I don't recall reading that in the bible.

At 12:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the most part the wealthy hang onto their money and the less fortunate open their hearts. What they don't have they don't miss, but because the wealthy have more, they don't want to lose it.

At 2:23 PM, Blogger senorlechero said...

Generalizations about "the wealthy" and "the less fortunate" seems a risky game to me. If I were wealthy I think I would be every bit as generous as I am now.

I personally know wealthy people who are generous and others who are stingy. I know many who are not wealthy who are generous with what they have, and others who are stingy.

It's only the rich Democrats who are saying they pay too little in taxes. Why don't we give them an opportunity to pay more if they want to.


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