In My Opinion
Is Taxing the Successful the Right Move?
I work hard and my husband works hard. If I was to work harder and become more successful, my achievement could be met with a 50% or greater tax rate. Is that acceptable? For a married couple the number $250,000 seems large. It is a number that my husband and I have yet to reach. We do hope to do so one day but not if they implement this tax plan. If they do, then you can bet we will only make $249.999.
This is a country founded on working hard and becoming successful, this is not a country founded on entitlement or Socialism. If we have a large debt, then we need to stop spending. It is a simple problem. If we as a country can not afford what we use, then we should not have it. If we do not have millions, then we can’t give that in aid. If this country wants to continue to be successful, then turning people into takers instead of doers is a huge mistake.
Leave the rich alone, because $250,000 isn’t rich. In fact, how about everyone is taxed at the same rate? It really doesn’t make mathematical sense to do it any other way. If we all paid the same, then we would all have the same stake in how the government was allocating our money because we would all have an equal stake.
Think of it this way, $250,000 = $10, for this arguments sake. People would only want to make $9.99 because as soon as they made $10 they would actually take home $5. How is that really going to help our society? I am all for people making as much money as they can and being successful. Instead of trying to take their success out of their wallet, I am going to figure out a way to have similar or greater success.
When did we become a country of takers? We have turned into a group of people that wants what isn’t ours. You can say what you want but we must first try to help ourselves before we accept help from others. We must look at what we have to offer and make it happen instead of complaining about “what happened”.
We have an obligation to help people who need help but they must also help themselves. We have a problem in our country when we are creating a penalty for success. We have made it to easy in this country to be helpless, and we need to make changes that are helpful.