‘Don’t Tax Me, Bro!’

The phrase iconicized by the “Don’t taze me, bro” protester (who truly deserved his tazing, from my own point of view) has finally found legitimate fruit:

We can add the “Don’t tax me, bro!” movement it to the “Tea party” movement (and see here for a link to an April 15 party in your own area).

Last month New York Mayor Bloomberg said it would be disastrous to raise taxes on the few who were actually producing: he pointed out that in a city of millions, only 40,000 (1% of filers) paid fully half the taxes.  And he provided the obvious truth that if even a fraction of these people bailed out of the city to reduce their tax liabilities, the city would face disaster.

In a recent article I wrote commenting on the nearly $10 trillion in debt that the Obama budget is forecasted to burden us with that lowering taxes actually increases revenues.  It’s just a fact.  Raising taxes on the “wealthy” (as demonized – I mean defined – by liberals), guarantees that people with the means and the need to do so will shelter their money and pull it out of the economy.  And they will suffer far less than the people who depend on the jobs that the wealthy’s investments create.  People will only invest when they are rewarded for doing so.

We also need to regard Barack Obama as the “anti-Reagan.”  Mainstream media talking-heads point out endlessly that Obama is facing the worst economy since the Great Depression.  But that is not true, when one looks at the numbers.  Jimmy Carter left President Reagan with a 21% interest rate, an inflation rate of 12.5%, the Consumer Price Index at 13% and rising, and a near 8% unemployment rate.  the numbers were in fact WORSE than the ones that Barack Obama is seeing.  But Reagan turned it around with a perspective that held that “Government is not the solution to the problem; government IS the problem.”

Revenues “unexpectedly” rose following the Bush tax cuts – “unexpectedly” to liberals who will never allow themselves to understand basically market and human behavior.  If you tax something, you will get less of it.  Taxing profits equals less profit and a smaller economy.

The wide-eyed-with-surprise New York Times noted of the Bush tax cuts:

The big surprise has been in tax revenue, which is running nearly 15 percent higher than in 2004. Corporate tax revenue has soared about 40 percent, after languishing for four years, and individual tax revenue is up as well.

During the Clinton presidency, Democrats imposed a “luxury tax” on the rich on high ticket items such as yachts.  The idea of course was 1) to punish the rich for their success; and 2) to increase tax revenues.  But neither happened.  It wasn’t the “rich” who were punished, but the working class who worked building, selling, and maintaining yachts who were punished as their jobs went the way of the dodo bird.  When the taxes were imposed, the rich changed their behavior and quit buying yachts.  Surprise?  Only to liberals.  Their ideology prevents them from understanding a simple principle that is literally a law of economics.

While liberals will never understand this idea that people being allowed to keep more of their own money is good, the average American does.
That’s why liberals like to promise tax cuts.  But watch out.

President Clinton won election by promising a tax cut that he failed to deliver on.  President Obama similarly won election by promising a tax cut for “95% of Americans” (but taxing the bejeezus out of the other five percent), but there is no way he can deliver on such a promise with his spending.  If Obama confiscated the TOTAL wealth of the wealthiest 5%, we still wouldn’t scratch the surface of his spending.  Obama preached the socialist gospel of “spreading the wealth around”; but he’s going to have to spread the taxes around to pay for his grandiose schemes.

“Don’t tax me, bro!”  And don’t tax the rich guy who deserves to keep his own money, and who’s hard work and investment provides millions of jobs for working stiffs.

Ask yourself, “How many poor people gave me jobs throughout my life?”  If it begins to occur to you that is was wealthy people (defined by Obama as those who make more than $200,ooo a year – with Obama having reduced it from $250,000, and with Vice President Biden then lowering it even further to $150,000 a year), realize that your job – and quite literally your country – may depend on you not buying into Democrats’ and Obama’s frankly Marxist class warfare strategy.

7 Responses to “‘Don’t Tax Me, Bro!’”

  1. EINSTEIN Says:


  2. Michael Eden Says:

    I have found out my tea party location, and AM planning to attend.

    Will the media cover? No. They are dishonest; they will cover a NOW rally with three women and ignore the million man march. They have not covered the anti-government protests because they do not agree. They don’t report the “news as they encounter it”; they choose what counts as “news” and what doesn’t; they shape and distort according to their ideological agenda.

    Obama and the Democrats are bad; but it is the media that is most corrupt and dishonest. They are the propaganda wing of the DNC. They lie to the American people. And no democracy can continue long under propaganda. People who are lied to cannot make wise or correct choices.

  3. hl Says:

    Great article and I LOVE the pic! You are absolutely accurate in your analysis of the media, and that is really saying something with how dishonest and corrupt O and his cohorts behave everyday.

    I thought you might find this interesting!

  4. Michael Eden Says:

    Thanks for the link, HL. The gist of the IBD article:
    But the real reason the major media aren’t interested in these protests is that they don’t agree with them. In the final analysis, these affairs are really taking issue with the political party they helped elect without hiding bias in the last election.

    That’s why a small scrum of Acorn-financed wackos on a bus tour to intimidate AIG execs last weekend made the news while the tea parties didn’t.

    But unlike the staged, sparsely attended Acorn event, the tea parties are national, growing and indicative of a shift of public sentiment. If proof is needed, one need look no further than the attention the protests are getting from the Obama administration.

    One of the biggest protests so far drew 15,000 on March 8 in Fullerton, Calif. But a Los Angeles Times blogger dismissed the event as “a radio stunt” because it was organized by local radio deejays. There was no explanation why the Times and other media were all over a 2006 immigration protest that was also called by deejays.

  5. esomhillgazette Says:

    Taxes are a neccessary evil. No denying that with the present government. Repubs and Dems right now are no different. They both want to grow the gov’t. The only Solution is to DRASTICALLY cut down the Federal Gov’t., go bankrupt, and suffer the consequences of big government spending. Then start over again. No Gov’t taking care of anyone. No giveaways. Let the markets reset themselves. Eventually we would come through it stronger, and more together. With the deadbeats either off their asses or truly dead. For a few, that would be a blessing.

  6. Michael Eden Says:

    I wish I could disagree with you, esomhill. But you are basically right. The Republicans and Democrats are the Crips and Bloods of politics, as someone said. I would argue that the Republican Party at least has the PLATFORM and the potential for limited government. But its members lack the courage to even try to implement that platform. Meanwhile, the Democrats have both the platform and the determination to lead us straight to hell on earth.

    The founding fathers said that we were a moral and religious nation. It was to be THAT – rather than benevolent fascist government – which provided for the poor as people helped their neighbors. When I or my church choose to help the poor it’s good; when my government decides who is rich (and therefore evil) and who is “poor” (and therefore deserving of support), and confiscates one man’s property to give to another, that is wrong, and leads to dysfunction.

  7. hl Says:

    Tax Day Tea Party
    Issues with TaxDayTeaParty.com – Explanation

    Posted: 29 Mar 2009 06:44 PM PDT

    An international effort to shut down the TaxDayTeaParty.com website has been detected by our technical staff. Internet experts commonly call this type of attack a Denial of Service (DOS) attack. Corrective measures are being implemented, and the site should be fully accessible again within 48 hours.

    Unfortunately, these DOS attacks are very difficult to trace. In this case, the attacks have come from both domestic and international sources. All we know for certain at this point is that a group of people want to stop this movement. We will not allow this to happen. This citizens’ movement will not be stopped.
    We will be issuing an official press release on this issue on Monday, March 30th.

    Sunday, March 29th – TaxDayTeaParty.com Leadership Team
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