Monday, June 30, 2008

How taxes are paid analogy

Dinner tax analogy.

A tax analogy using a group at dinner.

10 men go out for dinner and the bill comes to $100.

If the bill was paid the way taxes are paid it would be. The first 4 people would pay nothing. The 5th would pay $1, 6th $3, 7th $5, 8th $9, 9th $18, 10th $59.

They like it so they eat there every day. After a while the owners tells them that they are such good customers that he is going to cut the bill $20. After the change the bill would be paid like this.

The first 4 still would pay nothing now the 5th also pays nothing, 6th would pay $2, 7th $5, 8th $9, 9th $14, 10th $50.

The others complain that the rich get the biggest break and they are upset. The rich guy got ticked off and left mad.

The next day they others went to eat, they couldn't even eat because they only had $30 between the 9 of them.

This is something I heard from Walter Williams.


The definition of Patriotism, according to the American Heritage Dictionary is, Love and devotion to one's country.

Quote Dem. Rep. Pete Stark On the floor of congress said "They sure don't care about finding $200 billion to fight the illegal war in Iraq. Where you gonna get that money? You gonna tell us lies like you're telling us today? Is that how you're going to fund the war? You don't have money to fund the war or children, but you're going to spend it to blow up innocent people if we could get enough kids to grow old enough for you to send to Iraq to get their heads blown off for the president's amusement." Oct. 18 2007.

House Dem. John Murtha said "
'We can't win militarily.'" US victory remains unattainable.
Murtha also accused the 8 marines who were charged, for the haditha incident, of murdering innocent people in cold blood. "
Our troops overreacted because of the pressure on them, and they killed innocent civilians in cold blood." This was before any charges were filed. Of the 8, 7 have had all charges dropped and the 8 one is pending.
Murtha has accused the Pentagon of lying in reporting that the surge was effective.

Murtha, like so many other high-ranking Democrats in the House and Senate, and those seeking the White House, was "absolutely convinced" that surrender was the only answer in Iraq.

They were so sure of their position that when the party's 2000 vice-presidential nominee, Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman, placed patriotism before the party line, they actually let someone take the Democratic senatorial nomination away from him and tried, without success, to beat him in his 2006 bid for re-election.

Democrats have invested everything in losing the war in Iraq and blaming it on President Bush, and now they've been proved wrong. Murtha has admitted it; other Democrats, one by one, will follow.

How much faith can Americans place in a party so committed to a national failure — and now so discredited?

When you think back to leaders in the U.S. and you think of the things they said that made Americans feel good about America. JFK "ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country. Martin Luther Kings, I have a dream speech. Ronald Reagan " I know in my heart that man is good, that what is right will always eventually triumph. These are all leaders that were almost always positive, and showed patriotism by believing that America is the greatest country in the history of the world, and they wanted to keep it that way.

Almost everything the dems of said over the past 5 years about the war in Iraq have been negative and degrading to the troops. This doesn't seem to be very patriotic to me.