Americans Have No Skin In The Game

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by: the Common Constitutionalist

The Democrat debate was not a debate at all. It was a giveaway forum, where the candidates took the stage to spell out there plans to give free stuff to people who didn’t earn it. It was really no different than any other staged democrat function, whether it’s a debate or a State of the Union.

The candidates, mainly Hillary and Bernie laid out everything from free healthcare, to more social security benefits, to free childcare, free college, free/paid family leave and Hillary added free benefits for all illegals.

People should be outraged by democrats proposing that our tax dollars just be given away to anyone with their hand out. And frankly most don’t even have their hands out. Most people, I think, are not necessarily expecting to just be given a free college education. I don’t even think illegals are expecting the benefits that citizens receive – but if someone is going to offer, I’m sure they’ll take it.

Hillary says the rich will pay for all these free goodies. Of course anyone with a brain knows the rich don’t have that kind of money. But then, the ones with a brain will not be voting democrat.

To put this freebie nonsense into perspective, this year’s budget deficit is over $550 billion. In other words, we will spend $550 billion more than we take in. And that doesn’t account for any of the crap the candidates want to add on, which would more than likely push the deficit back above $1 trillion.

But Hillary claims the rich can cover it.

It’s well known that Bill Gates and Warren Buffett are the two richest people in America. Gates is worth about $80 billion and Buffett around $67 billion. Even if we confiscated every dime they have, $147 billion, it wouldn’t even get close to paying this current single-year deficit of $550 billion, Federal-Withholding-Taxmuch less the add-ons the democrats suggest.

And even if all Americas wealthy were able to pay for the deficit this year, which they can’t, what do we do when next year rolls around? We have no more “rich” left to take from. Remember – we confiscated all their money last year!

So why aren’t regular taxpayers more up in arms over these wacky spending proposals? Sure a lot of people don’t know these facts – but even if they did, why have we not had a revolt against excessive taxing and spending.

Well, phony deficit spending helps. It’s like running up a credit card with no limit; you never have to pay back. But there’s something else. American taxpayers don’t really have a stake in our tax and spend economy. They don’t really feel they have skin in the game.

But, that doesn’t make sense. After all – we taxpayers are who fund a lot of this spending. That’s true, but we don’t feel overburdened, because we never see that money anyway.

Most people earn a living the old fashioned way. We go to work and receive and wage for it. There in lies the problem. The paycheck we receive shows only our net income. We don’t see, or often don’t look at all the money being withheld. It’s as if we treat that money as not ours in the first place.

And it’s because of this “withholding,” that people don’t feel the pinch of income taxes. If we were made to pay our taxes by writing a quarterly check to the government, things would change rapidly. There was a time when this was done.

The only way to wake people up is to rid ourselves of a withholding tax of any kind. That will at least get the taxpayers back into the game.

Hopefully tomorrow, God willing and the creek don’t rise; I will delve into the history of the income tax and the dreaded withholding. It’s much more interesting than it sounds!

About the Common Constitutionalist

Brent, aka The Common Constitutionalist, is a Constitutional Conservative, and advocates for first principles, founders original intent and enemy of progressives. He is former Navy, Martial Arts expert. As well as publisher of the Common Constitutionalist blog, he also is a contributing writer for Political Outcast, Godfather Politics, Minute Men News (Liberty Alliance), Freedom Outpost, the Daily Caller, Vision To America and Free Republic. He also writes an exclusive weekly column for World Net Daily (WND).

3 comments on “Americans Have No Skin In The Game

  1. Though I didn’t watch the old white peoples’ pillow fight and dirty dancing love fest, I knew I’d see and hear more than I could (without gagging) anyway. This time I proved prophetic. Seems nearly any clip contained some “free” thing or other. Seems even some leftists admitted Bernie’s “plan” would cost a trillion–or more. But then he was there waiting for his cue to openly absolve Hillary of her email taint with the base of purposefully ignorant useful tools. (She “saw” it coming since she was nodding in agreement with whatever he was ABOUT TO SAY a couple of words into it). So, his retirement is secure.

    Several GOP candidates have offered tax plans, a couple of them insisting everyone must pay something, even if only a little, something we’ve been saying for awhile. I guess it finally penetrated the walls of the echo chamber.

    You’re exactly right, Brent. The majority of American taxpayers have no fricking idea just how much they already pay in taxes…ALL the taxes. To get any real REFORM…they must be made to CARE. To be made to care, they must see their blood being drained away.

    I’ve said before–one low flat tax on everyone whether biz or personal with one single deduction for each Person ( individual or employee). For those on gov’t “assistance” of any sort (other than SSI), issue a form 1099 (self employed income form) which would put a dollar value of “income” on their benefits–and they would pay taxes on them.

    As you say put ALL those who work on that same system–same as independent contractors. They pay their own fed and state income taxes, SSI, Medicare or private insurance premiums. People simply do not realize just how many of their work hours are given in total service to government. If they find out, I doubt many would think they’re getting a good deal.

    p.s…also make all hidden taxes be revealed like gov’t is requiring of restaurants for ingredients. Example: Gas prices–show the breakdown of who gets how much.

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