Taxation without Representation
Warren Buffett needs to will his $ to the IRS
Most Americans are fairly aware of the name warren Buffett and many know that he is a wealthy business man (how is it that one can be a liberal & a wealthy businessman at the same time?) but few no about his business practices. Liberals would consider his business practices as "evil" IF only he weren't one of them. Note the hypocrisy in Liberalism across the board please.
A friend of mine owns a local franchise that was purchased from Warren Buffett or one of his businesses. Sounds good, right? Sure, if you are Buffett! See this local franchisee was "forced", by contract, to buy a certain food product. Sounds fair, right? Sure until you find out that you can purchase it locally (helping your local economy & neighbor) for less BUT you must purchase from a specific supplier which is also owned by Buffett. Then there is the equipment; the cooking and food prep equipment can be bought from local suppliers or manufacturers but there's that contract thing again and guess what? Yep, Buffett owns the company that you have to buy your equipment from. This all drove my friend crazy as he could buy the same quality food and supplies and equipment from local companies and at the end of the day put more money in his own pocket or back into his business such as in hiring more employees BUT instead it went into Buffett's coffers.
Now don't get me wrong. This is capitalism and I am all for it. Buffett designed the situation I presume and he knows all about making money. Remember that th age old addage is that once a person makes a million dollars then they know how to make the next million. Buffett owes no man anything. When the franchise was purchased all this was made known I am sure. My problem is with the political hypocrisy.
Warren Buffett clearly falls on the Liberal side of things. Yes he has vowed to give 99% of all his earnings to charity and is currently doing so through the foundation of Bill Gates. Bravo for Buffett! That's what capitalism is all about. I must ask though why give your money to private charities IF you think that government does a better job at collecting from the rich and giving to the poor? I wish Buffett would answer that. This again is hypocrisy. He says one thing and does another.
Once again we find Mr. Buffett in the news saying that the "rich" (what makes one rich?) need to pay more in taxes. Are we really hearing this right? Is he really saying this? If so, then why is his check book open to the Gates' Foundation and not to Uncle Sam? Why doesn't Uncle Same have electronic access to Buffett's fortune? He is obviously entitled to his own opinion and I would never deny him that BUT just because he is wealthy, just because he made great business decisions, just because he is giving his fortune away to those less fortunate or that didn't make wise decisions as he did DOESN'T mean he is a conservative, it doesn't mean he is right, and it certainly doesn't make him a firend of the United States Constitution and in agreement with the mindset and emotions that drove our forefathers to fight for liberty.
We've heard so much about the Tea Party over the past 2 years and I am glad we have. I have attended a few rallies and thoroughly enjoyed them. I am thankful for the recent elecoral victories due to Tea party activists. Taxed Enough Already is what TEA stands for today. The name of the groups is derived from the Boston Tea Party and the mindset then was that colonists were being taxed without representation. You know the history! Well obviously a lesson needs to be taught to Americans today.
We've all heard the numbers. The wealthies Americans, a very few people among 300 million+, pay well over 90% of all the taxes to Uncle Sam. Now let's do the math. The poorest man or woman in the country, who pays no Federal income tax due to entitlements, welfare, tax credits, etc. (if they even have a job at all) BUT they have the exact same say so in politics and governement as MR. Buffett does. That is a crime against our consitution people. Mr. Buffett is one of those few that pays such a high percentage that he ( and others) is/are propping up millions of Americans. Buffett has one vote for President, one vote for each of his Senators BUT so does the poorest American. Essentially the poorest American cancels out the vote of the man that is paying for his/her welfare and survival. Why people can't see the crime in this I'll never know.
Now let's finish the math. I make LESS than the average American. I work hard, am a family man, have a post high school education (not a degree), but I fall beneath the average American income. My goals and dreams are set though to double my income in the next several years. I am working towards that. I would gladly give up my right to vote in Federal elections along with all others who do not pay Federal Income taxes. I would! I would do so in order to restore sanity to our system. It was Liberalism and emotion that gave us all the right to vote and not our forefathers. I do not have the right to vote into office a man/woman/group that will steal from Mr. Buffett to give to me. I do not have the right to silence Mr. Buffett from the political scene. I said I would never take away his right to his opinion and I mean that I don't have the right to BUT when the poor vote for people that will entitle them to Mr. buffett and other wealthy Americans money then essentially they are taking away their opinion. My vote cancels his out!
I vote Conservative; not Democrat, not Republican, but Conservative! I am actually voting in favor of Mr. Buffett and I assume he votes against himself by voting Liberal (again I assume he does). I could easily strip him of his money by lining up on the Liberal side of tax the wealthy and give to the poor. Look, the King may have been oppressive but Robin Hood was a thief nevertheless. The King may have not been compassionate BUT he was nevertheless the King.
Mr. Buffett and all the other tax payers in nthis great country are being taxed without representation when you consider that the poor are voting to pad their own pockets for the most part. I for one am owed nothing. Somehow I was born in this great country and am so glad for it. It is up to me to make the most of it and succeed. Having people give me other people's hard earned money will never amount to success. My family has been living and working on these shores since before the American Revolution. We have seen good days, bad days, and better days but it is what it is and we hold our head up high and walk in character. God bless Warren Buffett but if he thinks the wealthy need to pay more taxes then I advise him to donate his money to the government.