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We keep lowering definition of who is poor, creating dependency

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To The Daily Sun,

There is no person in the Lakes Region who could benefit more from an economics and tax class than Bernadette Loesch. Bernadette has the audacity to accuse others of being narrow minded when the truth is she does not know what the hell she is talking about. I was a tax and business consultant for 15 years so I know just a smidgen about taxes and economics. Bernadette simply does her best to escalate division and hatred in America, things we already have an too much of. She suggests the wealthy want to earn and keep their money. Don't we all? That is a human instinct, not a rich one. The rich should alone should be pilloried by an uninformed, socialist for a trait we all share. The facts are, the wealthy, represented by the top 20 percent of earners already pay about 80 percent of ALL the income taxes collected in America. Corporate tax rates at 35 percent are about the HIGHEST of any developed nation on earth. This ONE FACT explains in good part why the Obama economy STAGNATES and the MIDDLE CLASS suffers. All as American business thrives, having expanded its footprint successfully every place BUT HERE to avoid HIGH TAXATION. Over and over Wall Street hits historical records while government can't design a single WEB SITE or FIX ANYTHING. FIFTY PERCENT of the people in America pay ZERO INCOME TAX — thanks to the RICH. Bernadette says that is not ENOUGH FREELOADERS, we need more. Who the hell thinks people paying no income taxes are capable to make voting decisions that go beyond who will provide them the HIGHEST welfare handouts? Demented Democrats like Bernadette demand security, not from WORK but from their VOTE. Such people are not STAKEHOLDERS in tax policy decisions. They are just TAKERS from YOU. They want OTHERS to pay their way and they do not care who it is. The YOUNG are going to pay BILLIONS to the point of bankruptcy for the "sick" under Obamacare. NOT THE RICH! Does Bernadette give two craps for the harm caused to them? NOPE. The U.S. Constitution does not imbibe Bernadette or anyone else with dispensing economic equality or that the concept of social justice even EXISTS. The Constitution guarantees no equality of economic outcome. It only implies an equal opportunity for all, nothing more.
This country has MORE SOCIALISM TODAY that it has had in the past 100 years. Capitalism has been steadily diluted for the past century, never more assaulted than by Obama. The result, this country is WALLOWING in a record amount of self-inflicted, socialist-induced DEBT that will ruin the lives of our kids who will pay for this insane spending spree. We have more social, safety nets, of greater variety, with longer durations than ever. We have eased the qualifications to almost all of them to the point of absolute absurdity. There are countless studies that PROVE increasing unemployment benefits only lengthens the time people spend unemployed. Today, we have the smallest percentage of the eligible working population, working in more than 30 years, as we OFFER the best and longest unemployment benefits EVER. We have record food stamps because we keep REDUCING the qualification to get them. Disability insurance has become just another pure form of welfare. The past few years has seen the numbers on disability DOUBLE. Why? because we have REDUCED the qualifications to become eligible for disability. A week-long head ache or back ache has suddenly become the TICKET to $300,000 worth of TOTALLY FREE government money. Lawyers GUARANTEE you will not be turned down for the benefit. We have put more people on disability in the past five years under Obama than we put on in the previous 50. We keep LOWERING and LOWERING the definition of WHO IS POOR, loosening the path to a lifetime of welfare and DEPENDENCY on YOU. I repeat YOU. I am all for a HAND UP. Just not for lifetime HANDOUTS made ever ever easier, DESTROYING the incentive for people to take responsibility for their own LIVES and their own DECISIONS. The majority of people who fail most often get there from a lifetime of poor choices.
After 100 years of the great New DEAL from FDR ,the GREAT New Society from LBJ, the great humanity of JFK, Medicare, Medicaid, disability insurance, unemployment insurance and more welfare, whirly gigs and contraptions than anyone can shake a stick at all PROMISES SCREAMED TO INCREASE EQUALITY by Democrats like BERNADETTE what do we have? RECORD POVERTY  RECORD POOR and RECORD WELFARE, high unemployment, a lousy, stagnant, economy and ZERO change in the distribution of wealth In America, with Democrats and Bernadette screaming the SOLUTION to all out troubles is MORE SOCIALISM. Whether this is insanity, ignorance, or plain and ordinary stupidity is hard to ascertain. But it sure is hubris and arrogance that has no equal. Democrats like Bernadette will NEVER stop demonizing the successful of this country and their taxes will never be high enough. It is simply a deep, character flaw.
Tony Boutin