Thursday, October 19, 2006
What's wrong with this picture?
Fact #1: Military families on food stamps and lined up at food banks because they're too poor to buy food.
Fact #2: Republican Senatorial candidate Thomas Kean Jr. releases his income tax return, showing that he had over $200,000 of income, paid $8,100 in taxes (i.e., 4% tax rate!), and then whines that his taxes are too high.
Remember, boys and girls, low taxes are more important than feeding the men and women in uniform who sign up to defend our country. At least, if you're a Republican.
Uhm, so who hates America, again?!
-- Badtux the Snarky Penguin
Note: I paid four times more in taxes last year than Thomas Kean Jr. despite making half his income, but then, I work for a living. I guess it's true -- those who work pay taxes, those who don't... don't. Way to reward the American work ethic, Junior!
Posted by: BadTux / 10/19/2006 12:35:00 PM
The reward for the work ethic is that if your great grandfather was smart enough to get a bunch of yo-yos to work for him and you inherit it: cool!
Now repeal the estate tax.
Else: Vote for democrats this November and then hold their feet to the fire to remind them who's vote gave them all those perks.
# posted by Dum Luk's : 19/10/06 7:03 PM
Sadly, this is has been a fact of military life for some time. When my father was stationed in Germany in the early 80's, my mother had to rely on a very kind neighbor to take in her clothes or alter clothes for myself simply because there was no money to buy anything new. I mean, afterall, why would you want to spend money on people who become cannon fodder once our government decides to play the "Bigger Dick" game with another government.
# posted by Sionnach, the Celtic Kitsune : 19/10/06 7:53 PM
Well, Fox, I think my particular point was that someone whining that his $200,000 income is too heavily taxed (4%!!!) while our soldiers are starving is an atrocity, not that it's ever been much better for our troops. Well, except during the Clinton years, when the troops got lots of pay hikes and such, but Clinton hated the military so that couldn't be...
- Badtux the Snarky Penguin
# posted by BadTux : 19/10/06 8:27 PM
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