November 24, 2009

Lawmakers Propose War Surtax to Pay for Troop Increase in Afghanistan - FOXNews.com

Lawmakers Propose War Surtax to Pay for Troop Increase in Afghanistan - FOXNews.com.

Democrats propose more taxes!  Tax the rich they say - but how long can they expect to tax the rich for every cost burden/expenditure of America without crushing the spirit of independence/ingenuity that motivates people to be rich in the first place??  If we punish American citizens for having too much money - or redistribute too much wealth - what would motivate people to become wealthy?  To work longer hours?  To do more research and spark creativity?

How much is too much?  The rich/business owners cannot and will not bear the total brunt of America's deficits - or they simply will not keep people employed, or maybe they'll leave the country (although I know the extent of their actions will not get this far)...however, the unemployment rate may keep rising!