Soak The Rich. Spend the Bread. Bad Idea. A Tax-Time Tribute to Thad McCotter


Republicans believe that every day is 4th of July. Democrats believe every day is April 15th.

Ronald Reagan

Federal tax revenues hit a record $1.48 trillion for the first half of fiscal year 2016, but the federal government spent $1.94 trillion, creating a $461 billion deficit.

Americans will collectively spend more on taxes in 2016 than they will on food, clothing, and housing combined.

Hillary Clinton has promised to raise taxes by $1.1 trillion, and not just on the wealthiest of Americans, on all Americans.  If free stuff is free, why does Hill have to raise taxes?  Bernie’s promises of free stuff will raise taxes an estimated $1.4 trillion.  How do these champions of the middle class expect to pay for the free stuff?  By emptying the wallets of middle class families.

Under the Obama administration, a family of 4 making $80,000 pays $327 a week in taxes.

Under Hillary, this family would pay $357 a week.

Under Bernie Sanders, this family would pay $533 a week.

Under Ted Cruz, this family would pay $296 per week.

Under Donald Trump, this family would pay $201 per week.

Under a Trump administration, a middle class family would save over $5,000 a year in federal taxes and could use these savings for what they deem best for their household. Freedom of choice.  What a concept–when not only applied to abortion.

We have a big, inefficient, corrupted government. We don’t need a bigger, inefficient, corrupted government by using a trillion dollars more to fund a system that is broken.  We need a smaller, more efficient, transparent government–as was promised to us by every and all, including Barack Obama.  A government which operates its’ budget like we operate our family budget.  As Thad McCotter said on April 13, 2011:

“If taxation is the road to prosperity, why don’t they (the democrats) have 100% taxation?  Because they know that it does not work.”

Soak the Rich, spend the bread.  Bad Idea: 


This is the issue of this election: “whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capitol can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves.”

Ronald Reagan was right in 1964.  Thad McCotter was right in 2011.

Yet the progressives quest for centralized power, by promising “free stuff,” can only be funded by the very people who are struggling to make ends meet.  This isn’t progressive.  This is generational theft.


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