|Quoting Cairo (Reply 69):|
People in Maryland and others near the top MAKE TWICE AS MUCH as those in Alabama.
Yeah, and the cost of living in states such as Maryland, New York, Mass., is twice as much as places like Alabama, or Miss., or North Dakota! Once you consider things such as taxes and property values, etc. So, you live in one of the rich states and make $80k per year, but after you consider the cost of living, you're really not netting much more than the guy in Alabama that makes $45k, but who pays much less for their house, and for numerous taxes, etc.!
|Quoting Cairo (Reply 69):|
Look, there are a lot of Republicans out there that are well paid and live in nice suburbs and so forth and I used to be one of them, but the party is moving away from the party of wealth to the party of rural redneck..
So anybody that chooses to live the rural lifestyle is redneck, and those in the city are ever so much more civilized, smarter, and superior? That's BS
! And I'd really disagree Republicans are the party of the rural redneck. It's the party of those who believe in being self-supporting, and believe in less government. Sure, big cities might be mostly Democrat, but there's a lot of poor people in mega metropolitan areas. Probably more so than those who are well off? And I think it's fair to say those that have gotten educated, worked hard, and earned their millions are most likely Republican? Not a Democrat who is jealous of others success, and believes that if you earn more then a mere $250k certain per year, than you should practice income redistribution, taking the money from those who've actually worked their ass off to earn it, and giving to those who are either less fortunate, or choose not get educated, work hard, get ahead and earn their money? Hell, if I work my ass off to make $400K per year, why should I have to pay more taxes to support those who either didn't get an education, didn't work hard enough, or did something like getting pregnant out of wedlock and who now can't support their own bastard children? America isn't a socialist country, though we're headed that was with our current president! America is about making money, being self sufficient, and earning your worth. Not working hard to support and subsidize those who either won't, or can't. That's the philosophy of countries like Sweden and Norway! Where everybody is equal, and if you don't support yourself you can rely on those who do to support you with cradle to grave benefits!
Before I moved to Europe, I use to make a mere $35k per year. And everybody told me that's why I should vote for Barack Hussien, because he was there to help the poor working class guy such as myself. But I don't expect help, and and to get a tax break. I have free will in America. And if I'm not happy making 35k per year or having a hard time getting by, I have every opportunity to go to school, work hard, get ahead and make more. It's not the duty of those who make more than $250k per year to pay more of their hard earned money to help the guy who made less, like me! That's my responsibility if I'm unhappy with where I was at! Not the guy who actually worked hard to get ahead!