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No Tax Cuts For The Rich Until They Buy More Stuff

Topics: Lifestyle & Culture | Add A CommentBy admin | August 8, 2010

In fact, if more of them don’t get on board with Warren Buffet and Bill Gates’ GivingPledge.org idea, maybe we should just eat them.


When you look at the
numbers
it’s a no-brainer.

I find it a little difficult to stomach that there’s any kind of debate about extending the Bush tax cuts for the rich. With a stalled economy, 2.5 trillion in debt still laying around from when we “fixed” it, a 16.5% unemployment rate, and 1 in 8 Americans actually struggling to eat, what kind of psychology makes it possible for someone who already has hundreds of times more than they need to sit by the pool fretting about whether or not they’re losing the tax breaks they probably didn’t deserve in the first place? Even Timothy Geithner thinks that we should let them expire. And while the wealthiest are figuring out how to adjust their budget, they better figure out how to spend some money, because their tightwad behavior is wrecking any hope for a recovery that we have. In fact, I’ve got a better idea. Well, it’s actually Bill Gates’ and Warren Buffet’s idea too, but like you probably did, I thought of this a long time ago. How about they just GIVE ALL THAT EXTRA MONEY AWAY? That GivingPledge.org site is even inspiring Dicks named Larry to get off his yacht long enough to get on board. It’s a great idea, because the money pledged doesn’t go to a specific cause or charity, and the person pledging doesn’t really have to do anything, they just have to say they will, which inspires a lot of dialogue, and therefore, inevitably, guilt. Which eventually is bound to result in some actual philanthropy. If more wealthy people can’t get the hang of this, I say we eat them. How about you?