Originally Posted by GBMelBlount
People like Tony are a perfect example of why I feel that freedom and capitalism WILL lose out to socialism in this country.
Our taxes as a percent of GNP are close to many socialist countries and you will still find people like Tony demonizing capitalism as though it is the cause of all evil and problems in this world and having a difficult time even acknowledging that government corruption,taxes and regulation are a problem.
Well, that, and the fact that the "average" American keeps demanding more and more from the government, and the only way anyone wants to pay for it is to keep going back and piling more taxes on the wealthy. Political correctness has literally gotten to the point where if you propose a tax increase on anyone other than corporate executives making more than $250,000 a year, you'll be denounced as a racist or an elitist.
Remember: You cannot have any service or financial aid provided by the government without confiscating that money from someone else; it's a zero-sum game. Government spending is rising WAY faster than inflation, and has been for decades. Sounds to me like we're on the path to socialism already.