Great video from Neil Cavuto.

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Max E., Feb 24, 2012.

  1. Max E.

    Max E.

    Never thought he had it in him, but here is a great video from Neil Cavuto.

    Bottom line what he says is, if you dont pay any income taxes dont bitch about someone else paying their fair share.

    For some reason elite trader is blocking the embed code.... here is a link to the video.....

    Here is the transcript....

    You don't pay. You can't play.

    I'm going to sound harsh here.

    But time for a little reality here.
    Everyone has to pay taxes.
    I don't care how much, or how little.
    But something. Anything.
    Here's why.

    This new report out of The Heritage Foundation...
    That reveals 49 and a half percent of us aren't paying any income taxes at all.

    Many pay Social Security and Medicare taxes....and depending on where they live, property taxes too.
    That's fine. Join the club.
    Here is what is not.
    Not paying any "income" taxes.

    I take nothing away from those genuinely poor and unable to pay...

    But you can't tell me 49 and a half percent of us are unable to come up with so much as a penny to pay?
    Nearly 50 percent?

    I'll spot you five percent. Maybe go as high as ten percent.
    But half?
    More like "half-assed."
    I'm telling you, we can't change this game unless "everyone" has skin in the game.
    "Some" skin. "any" skin.
    And if you don't, don't speak.
    And certainly, don't demand.

    Just because you're entitled to our government doesn't mean you're entitled to bash the folks who are paying for that government.

    They're paying your freight.

    It'd be like being treated out to dinner, ordering the most expensive thing on the menu, a pricey bottle of wine, to boot...then bitching to the host about how much of a tip he left.

    Stop arguing for the rich paying their fair share...and saying nothing about the now half of all Americans who pay no share, at all.

    Stop demanding benefits from a system you give nothing.
    And then have the nerve to bitch at the very folks paying darn near everything.

    Forget about "fair share." how about a "fair debate"?
    Where we put the facts on the table and keep the class warfare stuff off the table.

    Where we talk about everyone pulling the boat, and not a president simply pulling our leg.

    Where we focus on the government and what's become of it.
    And not whether a select few should pay more for it.
    How about everybody pay at least something for it?
    Because when you have skin in the game, guess what?

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  2. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    Excellent rant!
  3. Lucrum


    Ineptocracy (in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.
  4. Last week, Art Laffer was on Judge Napolitano's show...

    He said, "If I make 10 times more than you, I should pay 10 times as much tax as you... but not 50 times more"...


    America NEEDS a "flat tax" system.

    Exclusions, of course, for the first "________" amount of income so that lower incomes are less burdened... But after that, EVERYBODY PAYS THE SAME RATE.

    The rich will still pay WAAAYYYY more than others, but it's UN-American and discriminatory for the wealthier to pay "progressively" higher tax rates. (It's actually unconstitutional, too... not that anyone cares about THAT any more.)
  5. rew


    Good rant. Certainly it is the case that those in the 49% who aren't paying any income taxes have no business whining than I'm not paying enough.
  6. Max E.

    Max E.


    Thats a good one, havent heard that before, did you make that up? If so, well done.