Saturday, February 27, 2016
Another cranky opinion for
CRANKY OPINION SATURDAY
The following is the opinion of a cranky old man who may or may not be opining with tongue in cheek. Opposing opinions are welcome, but don’t get too exercised about it…it’s just a blog folks. Please, as always no name calling, and that means you, you big stupid-head!
Many politicians today often repeat a mantra on taxes that we need to give a break to “Hard Working Americans”. Apparently families that do not work hard do not need tax relief.
Talk about class warfare. If you don’t work hard you are expected to pay more in taxes than those that work hard.
I had an Uncle who owned his own business. He made a lot of money, but then from what I could see, he worked his ass off. He was at his business at 6 am and didn’t leave until 8 pm. He worked many weekends and seldom took a vacation. When he was at home he stressed over his business and often stayed up late worrying. His family life suffered because he worked so hard and he didn’t spend as much time doing family things as he would have liked. He died from a heart attack at age of 50. Doctors attributed it to stress. “He worked himself to death.”
But he did die very wealthy. I’m not sure if people like my uncle would be taxed more under regulations proposed by many of today’s politicians. He was wealthy, but he also worked harder than anyone I have ever known. He was a "Hardworking American."
My neighbor is a toll taker for the New Jersey Turnpike. He does not make a lot of money. He brags to me how he only works eight hours a day but with union concessions for lunch and coffee breaks it is really more like six hours a day. If he works nights, weekends or holidays he gets paid extra. He tells me that when it is slow he listens to books on tape, or talks on the phone. He brags that his job is not very hard. It may be boring he says, “But when I get home I don’t take my job with me. I sleep well at night and I have time to spend with the wife and kids.” Seems to me he is not a hard worker. Perhaps we should tax him more.
Conservative politicians tell us that taxing the wealthy will be a disincentive to work and may actually bring less revenue to government coffers. Maybe we should not raise taxes on the wealthy, maybe we should raise taxes on people who do not work hard. This would be an incentive for lazy, less productive people to work harder and make more money which will make the country more productive and raise the standards of living for everyone. If Government in it’s infinite wisdom determines you do not work very hard in your job, you should pay more to help out those whose life suffers because they work so hard.
Hey, if you disagree, don’t get angry with me; blame the politicians who want to give a tax break to “Hard Working Americans.”
The preceding was the opinion of a cranky old man and not necessarily that of management…Mrs. Cranky.