The Absurdity of Raising Taxes

It seems as though whenever the liberals get into power in government,
they seem to think the solution to everything is to raise taxes. The
first battle cry is that they are only going to raise the taxes of the
evil rich, however anyone who has been around for a while soon realizes
this just isn’t true. A tax raise is a tax raise, it affects everyone
and most often it affects the poor more than the wealthy.

Raising the taxes on the wealthy not only raises the cost of everything we
purchase and use, but it also places less capital in the economy,
resulting in less jobs being created and less capital for investment,
thereby stifling our growth. I assume they didn’t take the same
economics class I took as a freshman in high school.

Warren Buffet and others seem to think they don’t pay enough taxes, well,
there is no law saying they can’t write a check to the IRS and rectify
that problem and ease their conscience. In the mean time while Buffet is
making those absurd statements, it has been discovered his companies
have been shortchanging the IRS. Hypocrisy at it’s finest!

Many people have the misguided notion that by paying more taxes, they are
actually helping poor people. I’m not sure where they got this
convoluted idea.  Most of the money our government supposedly gives to
the poor, not only in this country but around the world as well, never
reaches it’s intended destination. Most of it winds up in the hands of
dishonest government bureaucrats .

At last count we still have two billion dollars earmarked for Haiti that
no one can find. Private charities and individuals always do a  better
job of donating in times of need than the government, because there is
less red tape and corruption.

Paying taxes has nothing to do with Charity. Charity comes from the heart, not
a faceless government official. When one is forced to give something,
it is not charity, it is just a tax that in reality means nothing to the
giver or receiver. As a consequence the receiver is often bitter
because it wasn’t more.

A personal contribution is just that, personal, it creates a bond
between giver and receiver that most often creates an atmosphere of gratefulness in the receiver and a feeling in the contributors heart
that he has done something truly worth while.

People need to learn to make their own way, asking for help only when needed,
government welfare only creates an atmosphere of need on the part of the
recipient, making them a slave to the government, an excellent way for
the politicians to garner votes. We have as a nation contributed over a
trillion dollars since the 60s to the poor , not only in this country,
but around the world, and they are still poor.

There has to be a better way.

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The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,

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