January 26, 2012

We are the 53%

Interesting story

In response to Occupy Wall Street's protest slogan of "We are the 99 percent," conservatives have started an online counterprotest called "We are the 53 percent" -- a reference to the 53 percent of Americans who pay federal income tax, on top of the payroll, local, sales and other taxes that other Americans pay.


Jahn said...

Now here's a quote from the prez's SOTU addie on Twosday Knight which is front & center in Wedn. T&G:

"Asking a billionaire to pay at least as much as his secretary in taxes? Most Americans would call that common sense"

Our President MR Obama is such a liar, a 1/2 truther, and misrepresentative of the facts that he s/b fined for civil perjury in a court of law.

The billionaire he alludes to (Buffet) probably pays 1,000 times more federal tax than his secretary. This man is such a liar. Note he says "A" billionaire and not "the billionaires". If he could, Obama would probaly want to exclude his billionaire fundraising pals at Goldman Sachs who contribute millions to him from the same tax Buffet pays.

Todays T&G (1-26) says the Roosevelt School needs to repalce a 15 year boiler and the school dept aint got the money so now the state isa being pettioned to pay 80% of it. Now that school was completely rehabbed and enlarged about 15 years ago and we are now being told the boiler is junk.......probably b/c no one takes care of it. Why should the state pay for a new boiler? As far as I know boilers last decades. Once again i ask why should a kid bother to take care of his car, if every 3 years his parents will pay 80 or 90% of the cost of a new one? We have lost all control over spending once it leaves the local level.

Meanwhile back at the Irving Street Ranch, the saber rattling has already begun re: next years "school-side" and "city-side" budget portions both of which will be even more upside b/c the Stimulus money has run out.
Time to pharm out "school-side services" like cafeteria, janitorial, and boiler maintenance functions???????

zed said...

57K a day.