Republican viewpoint on why liberals are just wrong.
Although, I did not write this, as a conservative, I feel many liberals just think with their emotions. You always writing about how republicans are greedy, so hear is some food for thought.
You think that your idea regarding taking money from the "very
wealthy" is somehow morally justified. After all, they don't need it
and they have it. By your logic, anything that you have should be fair
game for anyone who does not have it. Do you have more than one TV? If
so, someone who doesn't have one, or whose TV is not as nice as yours,
has a perfect right to walk in to your house and take it with them. The
same is true for the money you are saving in your bank account, your
home and anything else you own. The case can always be made that
someone else is more in need than you. It feels easy to draw the line
somewhere above you, but it is still wrong.
You don't understand corporate taxation. Corporations do not really pay taxes. The tax you want to levy on the corporation is just passed on to the consumer as a higher price. You might feel better thinking that those evil corporations are now paying their fair share, but all you are doing is raising the prices for everyone. If in the unlikely event that the evil corporation does not pass on the cost, their stock price and dividend will go down, hurting anyone who is invested in their stock. In that case, your 401k and everyone else's goes down and you get less when you retire.
Raising the minimum wage works just like corporate taxes. The costs are added to the price of everything the minimum wage earner and everyone else pays. With one hand you increase someone's paycheck, with the other, you take it back. Again, if you don't, the stock price goes down and all of the investors are hurt.
If you want to improve your lot in life, work harder. Get the
skill sets that will move you beyond a minimum wage job. Depend on
yourself to improve your life. Don't imagine yourself a weak victim
that needs papa government to save you from the people who are willing
to do the work. It is easier to be a victim, but it is the moral
equivalent of being a theif. You feel better because it is the
government doing the taking, but it is the same thing. Written by BD