Margaret Simms, the first paragraph of my letter stated exactly what you said in your C-SPAN appearance. Your use of incentive is to take money from me and anyone else that pays taxes and give it to those who do not.
You think giving more money to schools will "incentivize" students to study. It won't! It will give the schools more money to hire more assistant principles, assistant secretaries, assistant nurses, all day, in school, police support and more. You think giving our money to the unemployed will get them to look for work. It won't!
They will loaf about until the money stops pouring into their hands. You know and I know that probably 40 percent of the unemployed are working part time jobs while collecting unemployment.
Some if not all are working under the table. I know a bunch myself who are. Why is it you liberal Democrats always think pouring more money down a rat hole will fill it? It won't.
The rest of my letter was a "satirical" mocking of what you had to say. It told exactly what happens when you start handing out money to get someone to do something they should be doing because they are told to by their parents, bosses and by their own moral values.
Those are the values of personnel responsibility, respect for their parents, respect for their neighbors, respect for their boss, respect for the company they work for and respect for the law.
"After all these are the people who are paying the fare."
Parents pay for their children's school clothes, food, housing, playthings, phones and everything else they need.
Their bosses teach them what has to be done to be successful. To do the job right the first time and be on time for work. The companies they work for pay their wages, pay for their unemployment, matching funds for their social security, health care costs for themselves and their families. It gives them sick time, vacation and holiday time off and other things that cost the company a lot of money to provide.
You, Ms. Simms, provide nothing except hot air. You provide no products that can be sold to provide income. You are a user of resources. You do not build things with your hands, you only talk.
This administration wants to tax the wealthy more to level the playing field. To spare the middle class and poor. It talks a lot about fair share and all of that. You tell me Ms. Simms the last time you saw the poor paying wages to employees, including healthcare and social security.
The wealthy do that job. They provide jobs themselves, and they build companies that provide more jobs. They should be thanking them Ms. Simms instead of vilifying them. By the way the wealthy include those making $250,000 a year and more. The small businessman is in this group. They, as part of the top 25 percent, pay 86 percent of the income taxes collected in this country.
Who do you think will pay for the increased taxes on those wealthy individuals and companies? The poor and middle class and also the rich will pay more. That is because the cost of the increased taxes will be added to the cost of the milk our children drink as well as the cost of everything else we purchase.
If you and this administration have its way this country will go down the tubes. Since the Democrats took over in November of 2006 we have increased our debt by about $6 trillion. It took the whole lifetime of this country to arrive at the point where they started in 2006. We are becoming another Greece, Spain, Portugal, and Italy.
You need to talk about the me, me, me group that you have as your base. They maybe should start paying their fair share instead of sucking at the entitlement teat.