I like the first part of his campaign statement:
“I believe if you work your butt off and pay taxes…”
But, I thought his statement fell flat in the second part:
“…you should be able to easily understand and navigate the laws, tax codes, health care and anything else the government puts in place that affects us all.”
Sure. Sounds good. But, that’s not a rallying call. I really thought he would say something like:
“I believe if you work your butt off and pay taxes, you should be celebrated, thanked and emulated, not told that you don’t deserve it and you need to pay more in taxes.”
Somewhere along the way we seemed to stop celebrating hard workers who not only produce things that are responsible for the unmatched standard of living we enjoy, but also pay most of the taxes.
There seems to be an attitude that hard workers aren’t responsible for what they produce and instead of being grateful for the record sums of taxes they pay, it is thought they should pay more.