Please explain why John Boehner, or any other responsible conservative will not step in front of a gaggle of reporters and say quite simply, “If you want the kind of government President Obama and his party want to deliver then be prepared to allow them to skim about half of your paycheck off the top. It doesn’t matter how much money you make! If you have a job, you will pay.”
Big government is not paid for by the rich. There simply are not enough of them. Ask any European. Their tax code is very non-progressive, as opposed to ours. Everybody pays. The lions share falls to the middle class and working poor, because that’s where the real money is. Not because we have so much, rather that there are so many of us. Many among us seem to think we want a big government entitlement state. But that’s only because we’ve never had to pay for it. How do you think a country amasses a 16 trillion dollar debt?
Many Americans demand services from our government because they think these services come at no cost (at least to those demanding them). If our politicians had an ounce of integrity they would explain quite simply that this level of government sponsored entitlement is not paid for by the rich, rather by every working American.
If our politicians would be honest about this one very simple and fundamental fact, the great unwashed masses might finally see the light of what they have wrought with their blind support of Obama and the Democrats and their promises to deliver everything to everyone and stick ‘the rich’ with the tab.