Taxes: How I went from 104% to zero. Or, how a doctor thousands of miles away cured my headache and lowered my blood pressureSubmitted by j.p on Sat, 08/09/2014 - 20:07
50% income taxes, 25% national sales taxes, 29% capital gain taxes and a headache, is where I will begin this third story.
So as you may have noticed, we have a welfare state. A gigantic welfare state. They do have me covered, no matter what (almost), but the price is high.
If you would like to try to climb the ladder to rise above the rat race, go ahead, but know that the 50% income tax, was only the beginning… as you make more money, you will pay higher taxes. We can start off with the 15% increase (Top Taxes), and if you still make it, and prosper further, we have another tax for you: millionaire taxes (this one has been on off a few times, and is currently: off).
Still have money in your pocket? Try shopping: Enjoy the 25% Value Added Tax.
Still have a few pennies left? Try investment! Go ahead, but If you succeed, we will rip you off with a whopping 29% capital gain tax. Enjoy the fruits of your investment.
- 50% income tax, that’s a world record!
- 25% VAT, that’s a world record again!
- 29% capital gain tax, that’s a world record to!
And the winner is: Denmark! By any measure, the richest country on earth in resources and land per capita. (I gently include Greenland and our oil resources in the North Sea (maersk).
Of course it doesn't stop here: taxes on my house, taxes on my car, there is no mercy: they are everywhere. And the thing is… They always need more money.
Back to the story, here I was, with my headache and my high blood pressure, and my taxes, when I heard this exchange:
Q: If you were president, would you work to phase out the IRS?
A: Immediately. And you can only do this if you change the role about what government ought to be. If you think the government should take care of us from cradle to grave and you think our government should be the policeman of the world, you can’t get rid of the IRS, but if you want to lower taxes, and you want the government to quit printing the money to come up with the shortfall and cause all the inflation, you have to change policies
My headache disappeared over night, and my blood pressure has been better ever since. There is still hope in this godforsaken world. You guys could elect this guy and we could start doing a lot better together as a human kind.
It was a slim hope, and as it turned out, we got past the critical mass in 2008, and we got stolen of a speech at the convention in 2012. To have a chance to speak to the combined delegates of the entire GOP 2012 election cycle, and maybe win them over, and up at night watching the stream, and well you all know the end to this story.
And this could have been the beginning of a new headache, (4 years of waiting from 2008 to 2012, and then 4 more years waiting for Rand), But you guys have made it interesting to follow for so many years, and never quite loosing “contact”. At the same time I feel educated a lot by you and by other friends of liberty, not registred to this site.
And … In my humble opinion, we have come a long way since 2007:
National poles review:
- 5% for RP 2008? (Election lost)
- 10% for RP 2012? (Election stolen)
- 15% for RP 2016? (Projected winner)
- 20% for RP 2020? (Projected winner)
I won't spell out the Rands and the Rons, because I sympathize with the member who said: “Ron Paul 2016, get over it!” But that’s another story, for another day.