Thursday, October 30, 2008

I am not Joe the Plumber

There is a McCain commercial out right now featuring a bunch of middle-aged women and a few men saying, “I’m Joe the Plumber.” One guy agrees with Joe, in that he doesn’t want those working harder than him and those making more money than him (presumed to be the same groups of people) to be taxed because of their success.

If you have an issue with the rich being taxed at a much higher rate than the middle and lower classes, fine. That’s a reasonable concern of yours, but do you, and does the McCain camp, really think that people making more than you are automatically working harder than you?

I hope not. I concede that there are a lot of people making $250,000 a year that work harder than me, but I am not convinced the majority of them are necessarily working harder than the people I know that don’t make $250,000 a year (a.k.a. almost every single person I know).

The man featured in the McCain spot also seems to express the anger he might feel if one of his harder working friends, making over $250,000 a year, is taxed at a higher rate than he is.

A warning to all of you: Call me crazy, but if you start making over $250,000 a year and put yourself into that higher tax bracket, I am just not going to feel frustrated for you. I know, freaking mean. You can call me a wealth-spreader like Palin does, you can call me a socialist like McCain does, you can call me a terrorist like some of McCain’s supporters do, but it won’t change a thing. 

1 comment:

Jarrod Renaud said...

All the socialist crap is annoying me to an extent that I want to just climb a mountain and scream out loud "How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop!"

Anyways...its nice the people are okay with Social Security...medicare...pouring a trillion of our money into multi million dollar companies. Spreading the wealth. Spreading whats left the the poor.

What the hell is government for anyways...the economy has crashed because of fear and now it needs to be cleaned up. Unfortunately there NEEDS to be lets go about it in a SMART way.

Im starting to ramble. Im done.

BTW....You read the new one by Rob Bell? I just picked it up.