Govt. robs my paycheck even more

MuggingJan. 15, 2013

By John Seiler

This morning my first paycheck of the year was plunked into my bank account. The amount is sharply down from my Dec. 31 paycheck.

The government robbed me again.

This was part of the “fiscal cliff” deal that President Obama promised would increase taxes only on the rich because, as he and so many others insisted, “they need to pay their fair share.” But 77 percent of Americans got hit with the tax increase.

The Republican leadership also agreed to this assault on taxpayers, beginning with House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

If Republicans can’t stop tax hikes, then what good are they? Of  course, they needed the money for the special interests that own them.

The tax increase means that Obama, Boehner and McConnell believe that 77 percent of Americans are filthy rich and so in need of tax increases to “pay their fair share”!

Coincidentally, one of my credit cards just raised my credit limit. I’ve been a good boy. If I were the government, I then would continue my previous spending by borrowing the money. I could call it “Personal Quantitative Easing.” Time to live it up!

Instead, I’m responding by cutting all the expenses I can. No more eating out. Cancel Netflix. Cancel cable TV when the contract runs out. End all extraneous purchases.

Doing so will damage the economy because those people won’t get my trade. So they’ll be worse off. Once again, government robbery ripples throughout the economy. The tax increases from the president and Congress don’t just hurt the taxpayer/slave (in this case, me), but everybody the taxpayer/slave supports by spending that has to end.

This also is another good reason to consider leaving California. If I did so, I would escape to a state with no state income tax and strong protection of the Second Amendment “right to keep and bear arms.” Probably Texas.

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