3/4/09

"Who is John Galt?"

Atlas will shrug:

"We have to find a way out where we can make just what we need to just under the line so we can benefit from Obama's tax plan," she added. "Why kill yourself working if you're going to give it all away to people who aren't working as hard?"

Yah, you betcha! (wink)

Actually, President Obama is really contributing to the quality of life off all those high achievers. They see no reason to bust their butts to make money, run businesses so as to make mo' munny (and perhaps even hire more workers), take risks in good ol' all-American entrepreneurial fashion...just so Obama's government can take it and re-distribute it in fine Marxist fashion. So the high achievers will be taking time to smell the flowers.

President Barack Obama’s tax proposal � which promises to increase taxes for those families with incomes of $250,000 or more — has some Americans brainstorming ways to decrease their pay, even if it’s just by a dollar.

A 63-year-old attorney based in Lafayette, La., who asked not to be named, told ABCNews.com that she plans to cut back on her business to get her annual income under the quarter million mark should the Obama tax plan be passed by Congress and become law.

So far, Obama’s tax plan is being looked at skeptically by both Democrats and Republicans and therefore may not pass at all.

“We are going to try to figure out how to make our income $249,999.00,” she said.

“We have to find a way out where we can make just what we need to just under the line so we can benefit from Obama’s tax plan,” she added. “Why kill yourself working if you’re going to give it all away to people who aren’t working as hard?”


Meanwhile, April 15 is now "Nationwide Tax Tea Party Day".

How to organize a local Tea Party

Denver Tax Day Tea Party

Giggle that one away, Gibbs.

MovingOn:

While it is John Galt's speech in "Atlas Shrugged" that gets most of the play, I really liked d'Aconia's a lot more. Here is an excerpt:

"So you think that money is the root of all evil? Have you ever asked what is the root of money? Money is a tool of exchange, which can't exist unless there are goods produced and men able to produce them. Money is the material shape of the principle that men who wish to deal with one another must deal by trade and give value for value. Money is not the tool of the moochers, who claim your product by tears, or of the looters, who take it from you by force. Money is made possible only by the men who produce. Is this what you consider evil?..."