Friday, July 15, 2011

Budget Increase: Taxes or Social Security?

What really annoys me about the arguments going on in Washington about the debt limit increase is the news I heard last night that Social Security checks might be stopped if an agreement is not reached.

Excuse my language, but... What the hell!?

Okay, so... The right thing to do is to refuse to allow the wealthy, those that make over $250,000.00 a year, to be properly taxed?

Let me break that down for you - they want to be able to correctly tax people that make $250,000.00 a year. I could pay off my house on just a single year's income those people make! And have money left over... $100,000.00 left over!

We are talking about people that make $20,833.33 a MONTH. That's twenty thousand, eight hundred thirty three dollars and thirty three cents every month.

Given a 20 day work month and 8 hours a day, they are making $1,041.67 a day, and $130.21 per hour.

Yes, One hundred thirty dollars and twenty one cents per HOUR if they work an 8 hour work week, 5 days a week, all year long with no vacations taken into account.

Such an evil government we have to want to raise the taxes on the rich.

I mean, it is not like those people make as much in three hours as a little old widow woman usually receives in her monthly Social Security check. My mom's monthly
Social Security check was a little over $300.00, I think around $360.00 if I remember right.

So... let's see...

Stop paying the people that saved the world their $360 a month in Social Security .... or make the taxes more fair by accurately taxing the people that make over $20,000.00 a month?

Maybe we should just make the people that make over $20,000.00 a month adopt a senior citizen and give that senior ten percent of their monthly income.

We could then end Social Security and still take care of the men and women that fought to make this country what it is today and keep our generation safe and free.

Yeah, instead of raising taxes on the wealthy to pay the national debt, let's wipe out Social Security and each of the nation's wealthy has to adopt one or more people that had received Social Security and give them 10 percent of their monthly income.

What do you think D.C.? Would that make more sense to you than raising taxes on the wealthy? Because I sure can't see where anyone can justify not paying seniors the money they depend on to allow them to choose between buying medication or food or paying their rent or maybe paying a utility bill. DO NOT hurt the people that gave you your freedom just so that someone living in a multi-million dollar house can pick up a few Cappuccinos on their work days. And yes, your average senior citizen does not make as much from their monthly Social Security as I am betting most drive-thru coffee addicts spend on their coffee in a month.

Think about the little old lady who can't afford both her heart medication and her month's rent the next time you order that triple mocha latte with the whip cream swirl.