Taxes Out in the Open
This is the best question in the world to ask, as we pay more and more taxes, our politicians and officials just spend more and more and asks for more and more. I remember an interview with a very liberal politician I was watching on the TV, they were talking about where the money going to come from for all these new entitlements the liberals wanted to implement. The interviewer made the statement that the government didn’t have enough money to implement and maintain these new entitlement programs, to which the liberal politician stated, “We have plenty of money, we just haven’t taken it from the people yet.” When a government official thinks your money belongs to the government, this is a sign of tyranny. If you add it up, we pay more in taxes than most people realize.
For this example we will use Oakland California. In Oakland California your Federal Tax Rate can be up to 39.6 %, California State Tax is 7.5 %, Oakland City Tax is 9.5%, Social Security Tax is 6.2%, FICA Tax is 6.2%, and Medicare Tax is 1.45%. In Oakland California, with the current taxes, for every $1.00 you make, you may only take home $0.44; over half your hard working dollar goes to taxes. Remember, this isn’t even counting sales tax, local tax, tag tax, property tax which in Oakland. Sales Tax is another 10%, Property Tax is 1.4376%, and Vehicle Tax is 8.75% every year which would leave you with $0.37 cents of the original $1.00 you started with. California is a great example of tyranny. What is killing our country and its jobs is this tyranny by our liberal government, it forces the average person to make $2.70 of their original dollar just to break even. If you times the cost of all US products by 2.7 you can see one reason why we can't compete with other countries. Once again remember, this isn’t including all the taxes the businesses have to pay.
If you run a business in the US, our politicians are sucking the life out of you as well. A business with Federal, State, and Local Taxes can pay up to 47% on every dollar made, this isn’t including the 15.3% payroll tax. Add another 12.4% for Social Security and up to 3.8% for Medicare, I wonder why especially our small businesses are having so many problems. If you add it up the same way, for every dollar made, the business only makes $0.22 cents. This means to break even they must make $4.55; the average across the world is 21% so why is ours over doubled? This is why businesses are leaving America for other places. You hear about these businesses moving to British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Island and you wonder why, they have a 0% business tax. Compound this with large companies like GE who donate to the liberal political establishment not paying a dime in taxes while every mom and pop small business gets hammered.
The spending of our taxes upset me as well. You always hear about the discretionary funding but never the non-discretionary funding, when you join the two you will see what is killing us as a country. The liberal press spreads that military spend makes up 57% of all spending when the Department of Defense only gets 16%. On top of this, the military is mandated by congress to spend most of it in specific ways which does not allow the military to get the best bang for the buck. We lost many soldiers in Afghanistan because the military was forced to buy equipment of substandard quality for a political favor. The military was forced to buy Bio-Jet fuel as well which costs $59 per gallon instead of JP-8 which cost $3.62 per gallon; the kicker is the Bio-Jet fuel makes the jets performance substandard. Something is still off, the DoD budget is $495.6 Billion, the presidents total spending is budgeted for $6.2 Trillion in spending, simple math tells you this isn’t the 57% or even the 16%, it adds up to just under 8%. The liberal news media and politicians are only off by 86%. Liberal politicians don’t care about the troops, they only care about their pocket book and getting reelected. Another staggering statistic is why we are not using our taxes to protect our country and citizens, we are using 69% of our budget for the lazy citizens and the illegal aliens in the form of Entitlements.
Then you have the liberal "lie about anything" and "I’m above the law" attitude. Our tax money has been sent to countries that want to kill us and still believe in slavery; why? We send hundreds of billions of our tax money to countries who give it to Islamic Radicals and I don’t understand why. They lie about everything and the liberals back them up because negotiations always works. We give more aid to the Pakistan who are a supporter of terrorism then we do to Israel or Egypt who are our allies. The liberals lie about all this but worse is our US citizens who think they are above the law. When you can have the head of the agency collecting all our taxes purposely and methodically target political opponents with no action taken by the Justice Department, you know the new name is truly the “Injustice Department.” When an agency can target a person, a business, and even a church because they support the other side, they should be jailed for life. When they can do it with impunity and cover from the Justice Department and President, this shows our country is in a grave situation. Everything this country was built on, no person being above the law and all created equal is now out the door.