I decided to listen the the President’s address on jobs, though I don’t normally tune into this sort of thing. I was impressed with the plan he laid out and was hopeful that some progress might be made.
Of course, I knew what the reaction would be. The republicans are so very predicable. Rather than come up with a plan, they want to whine about how all the poor rich people will get hurt if this plan goes forward. Poor hedge fund managers would have to pay their fair share of taxes instead of the incredibly low capital gains tax.
I understand the rich already pay more under our graduated system. I also know they have plenty of money to purchase people to shelter much of that money to avoid pay those taxes. Rich people, and certainly rich banks, do not create jobs. They don’t build schools. They don’t build hospitals, or roads or pay off the unusually high debt it takes to go to school. They buy opulent things or stash their money in banks (that got bail out money) to make loans to the plebeians that worship the rich and try to act like them by buy junk they don’t need.
The nation needs to work and updating our aging infrastructure is a good way to do that. I encourage you to write to your Congress Critters and tell them to pass the plan or present a better one. Not sure who your representatives are? Here you go: