Screw Romneycare / Obamacare. Do Health Care.
I don't have to pay taxes on my home. I'm 100% disabled veteran, and in Missouri that's the law.
I pay taxes on my home. Voluntarily. Why?
Every American benefits from an educated populace.
When we had a better educated populace we benefitted more.
Funny about that.
I don't want to live in a stupid, illiterate, unthinking society. Nobody else does either, but some don't realize it.
Taxes educate children.
S/he was right. Think about that for a minute.
And uneducation costs vastly more, even if it's not a line item on taxes.
Talk about high speed rail. "👃How will you pay for it?👃"
Taxes. You're paying more than that now. In car payments and insurance and gasoline and parking fees and tires and oil changes and
And don't give me that "America *is* a great country*" crap.
We were a lot closer once. We did things. We thought things. We accomplished things. Before the Republicans said, "Government is the Problem
Throughout history, every nation's rulers have taxed the people.
The billionaires are our rulers. They run the country. The billionaires told McConman, "Cut our taxes or else."
End of story.
One thousand, five hundred, billion dollars - 1.5 trillion dollars - in YOUR NAME - and we're giving it to the billionaires.
Paying taxes to a handful of millionaires and billionaires sucks. It's a rip-off.
It doesn't matter some imaginary percentage of some imaginary income - what matters is, can you afford what you want and need?
NW Europeans can.
Why, by God, we won World War II. The greatest generation! Do you think the Gub'mint done that?
Well, actually, yes. That's exactly who did it. The Government of the United States.
Several million Americans didn't just buy tickets and travel over to Europe and Africa and the Pacific.
Congress did it, and damn quick, too.
Right off the bat they raised taxes.
Wars are expensive. A great country knows that and legislates accordingly.
Zillions of them.
We're a mile wide and an inch deep.
Before you go out to campaign, read the Preamble to the Constitution.
Have it tattooed backwards on your forehead so you'll see it in the mirror
But don't talk *about* it.
Our founders wrote this thing, and then they wrote this foreword. Preamble.
Our government was specifically designed to Insure Domestic Tranquility.
Take it away from them. They're not fit to talk about it.
Back to that war I was telling you about.
So our government took all this tax money, and they built all this stuff, and they trained all these guys and fewer but still many women to operate it.
And now sniveling Donald Fucking Trump says, "We don't win wars anymore waaa waaa."
Yeah. No shit, Herschel.
We sho' do give a lot of money to billionaires for expensive weapons, though.
He resigned his commission because a great nation is governed by civilians, by the way.
And he knew that great things cost money.
Under Ike a lot of Americans got really, really rich, so - SO - he asked for, and got, a tax rate ABOVE 90% just before the "obscene" level of earnings.
Stay with me here.
After you earned your free money and your ten percent money, your next wad of money cost you, say, 20% in taxes.
🔔 Ridiculous Amount of Money 🔔
And everything above that is taxed at 90%
So he's still plenty rich.
It's not his fault. Nobody knew about global warming yet.
Ike was a Republican
Ike had a vision of a great nation - not "again" but "continuing."
Government. Can. Do. Stuff.
This pretty much worked up until Ronald Reagan said, "Government is the Problem" and Democrats were so gobsmacked that they couldn't think of what to say back.
Reagan invented horrible deficits.
Reagan invented Republicans whining, "👃We can't do thaaaat. We're broke.👃"
Poof. No more great country.
Eisenhower's highways are disintegrating.
Eisenhower had the vision to ask Congress to build and pay for the Interstate System.
Taxes are good.
Stand up. Own this.
Remember that Preamble I was talking about?
Promote the general Welfare.
PROMOTE THE GENERAL WELFARE.
Every President before Reagan knew that was his charge.
To Promote. The General. Welfare.
To make people's lives better.
It is a designed purpose of our government.
Not "of the United States of America..."
"FOR the United States of America."
We own this.
The Republicans talk *about* it.
We've got to *quote* it. About ain't cutting it.