I had to share this….
As I’ve mentioned previously, I’ve been “hanging out” on some left wing blogs, just to see how the other side lives, so to speak. Yesterday, we were discussing the comments in Obama’s press conference, and disagreeing about who is really at fault. Of course, the general consensus on the left is that it’s all the GOP’s fault, because they refuse to work with the Democrats and will not agree to raising taxes.
The conversation turned to taxing the rich, and as we all know, the perception on the left is that Republicans are all rich, greedy, white people, who don’t give a hoot about the poor. They just want to keep getting richer and not help the less fortunate Americans, who are poor due to circumstances out of their control. Right?
So, I made a point that I’m not rich, and I live paycheck to paycheck like many other Americans; however, I still don’t think it’s right to raise taxes. And guess what the response was, from a liberal blogger….a bleeding heart Democrat who only wants to help the less fortunate? Ok….here it is….”If you’re living paycheck to paycheck, that’s your own fault. Sell your TV on Craigslist.”
And there you have it. I responded back to him that he just made my point for me. Liberals claim they want the rich to pay more because it’s only fair, and we have to help the poor, unfortunate people who can’t get ahead. But when I, a conservative, said I live paycheck to paycheck, he told me what he really thought. It’s my own fault. I told him he just undermined the entire liberal argument as to why the rich should pay more taxes. (Btw, do you think he’s telling the libs on welfare to sell their flat screen tv’s, Nike’s, Xbox’s and iPhones?)
I also added that yes, I could tighten my financial belt, if I want extra money in my pocket, and that’s exactly what the government should be doing…cutting back on spending, instead of expecting other people to fund their wasteful habits. We know their argument has never been about truly helping the poor. It’s about bigger government and more control.
That conversation made my day.