(As reported in RollCall) “The only people who feel there shouldn’t be more coming in to the federal government from the rich people are the Republicans in the Congress,” Reid said. “Everybody else, including the rich people, are willing to pay more. They want to pay more.”
Harry Reid is saying stupid things again. His latest crank statement is that “Everybody” is “willing to pay more” taxes. Well, I’m one of the “everybody,” and I’m not willing to pay more taxes. In what I paid last year in Federal taxes I could have hired two people. I’ve needed a personal assistant for years. I do my own research, writing, editing, travel arrangements, correspondence, filing (when I get around to it), and scheduling.
It’s obvious that the 47 percent of people who don’t pay a dime in Federal taxes aren’t willing to pay more taxes. Where are the protests of people calling for more taxes on themselves?
No one is stopping all these people Harry Reid says are willing to pay more taxes from paying more taxes.
Harry Reid should lead the way. Let’s see him write a big fat tax check to the IRS.
The best way to put the “everybody is willing to pay more taxes” claim to the test is to make paying taxes voluntary.
“The only people who feel there shouldn’t be more coming in to the federal government from the rich people are the Republicans in the Congress,” Reid told the radio host of the NPR station.
Again, let’s put Reid’s claim to the test. I bet you there are lots of Democrats who don’t want to pay any more in taxes, and they wouldn’t under a voluntary tax provision.
Consider Al Sharpton:
Sharpton drew a $241,732 salary and perks that included first-class or charter air travel, tax filings show. He owes the IRS $2.6 million in income tax, and nearly $900,000 in state tax.
The defunct Rev-Al Communications Inc. owes the state almost $176,000, and Bo-Spanky is $3,500 behind on state-tax liens.
Sharpton had a chance to to prove Reid’s claim. He didn’t.
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