Other people's money

Posted Wednesday, December 5, 2012, at 8:43 AM
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  • Good Point! Except most Europeans moved here for the freedom of trade and free enterprise principals. Here they can invest their money, easly open a business, work hard, earn & keep most of the profit, pay the set % of tax prescribed, expand, hire some people and give them an income and taxes to be deducted for the Government(includes State). Now USA is trying to copycat Europe. "Obama Care" has been in place for decades over there(most have been a Repupblic only for 65 years...after WWII) and that is one of the reason they are broke...or going to be!Yes they have health care,but guess where the come to, for real timely treatments?! Nations like Greece, where 1 person in 4 has an income, the rest "survive" on intitlements. Commerce in Europe, is so overloaded with red tape that their beaurocracy is down right ridiculous and those who have a business, have a high persentage of cheeters on their taxes! Spain is a little better off...1 in 3 has income! But they have Entitlements! And with that they can sleep in their cars, if they own one. Gas is over taxed to the max, with $8 per gallon!!Unions make the rules and often call for "general strikes"(that means every one don't go to work, and paralize the country, to make leverage on their own demands for political reasons;all are tied to one of the 70 different parties). So, if the USA wants to be like as Europe, Most people who came here because of our principals of freedom and conservative capitalism, they will seek to go else where as well!You have to "walk a mile in their shoes" to realize that all you had to do here is minor reforms to adjust certain categories of un-insured people. CMS is already in place for a long,long time, all is needed a little reform to set a new level of entitlement for some, in between the hard place and a rock!

    -- Posted by fastcharger on Wed, Dec 5, 2012, at 4:19 PM
  • Jim Quinn is a brilliant conservative you can find him at warroom.com

    Here is an audio related to your article.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lltkCGti...

    -- Posted by Conservative Dad on Tue, Dec 11, 2012, at 9:35 PM
  • Dear Conservative Dad,

    Thanks for the reference. I'll check it out.

    CH

    -- Posted by Charles Hear on Wed, Dec 12, 2012, at 1:28 PM
  • How many of you knows of Vadimir Putin (Russia's President/ex-PrimeMinister)embraced Ronald Reagan's proposal of the Flat Tax?! And Russia is been doing just fine,...ever since early in 2003! Guess we deserve what we got, as we (Congress/Senate)refused President Ronald Reagan's proposal and voted against it, way back then. That's what we get when we play STUPID! Russia more than doubled their Revenues, because of it!

    -- Posted by fastcharger on Thu, Dec 13, 2012, at 3:19 PM
  • Dear Fastcharger,

    You are completely correct. Much of the former communist block now has a flat tax system. Typically around 11% and they are doing quite well with it.

    Not us. Our stupid members of both chambers of Congress, of both parties, are more worried about scoring political points than doing what is right.

    CH

    -- Posted by Charles Hear on Fri, Dec 14, 2012, at 8:45 PM
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