This just in!
I read newspapers from all around the world.
Today I was reading a newspaper from a fiercely Republican dominated state in which it was reported that the low and middle-income wage earners of that state pay the lion’s share of their wages in taxes than the wealthy do.
After doing a little research around the Internet I discovered that this disparity in taxes between the rich and the poor is not confined to just one state here in the U.S.A.!
Actually I discovered that wherever Republicans – – – – and/or other forms of the Radical Right Wing scourge control everything in their respective states, this extreme difference in what the wealthy pay in taxes and what the lower-income earners pay does not change all that much if at all – – – – – despite all the protestations by the radical right wing propaganda bullshitters to the contrary.
Here is an example of what I am talking about:
In just one state where the average annual income is $20,000 or less – – – which accounts for about 20% of the population in the example given – – – the low-income earners are paying nearly 12 per cent of their annual income on such taxes as state and local income tax, personal property taxes, sales taxes and excise taxes – – – – and in the same state the wealthy pay – – – on the average – – – only about 6 to 8 per cent of their total income on the same things. The example cited an annual income for the wealthy in this instance of somewhere in the neighborhood of $300,000 to $500,000 dollars.
Well, folks, I don’t think I have to work too hard to convince most folks who have the ability to think a little bit that this is kind of an unfair situation and that it is a situation that kind of comes naturally to those areas of the country where the people have decided to place themselves under the yoke of right wing governance.
When it comes to the Right Wing vs The Rest of Us, it seems to me that the main trope always boils down to, “The Right Wing Rich Get Richer While The Middle and Lower Classes Get Poorer” – – – – and the wealth of the richest of the righties always seems to come somehow at the expense of everybody else.
This is the way the snake hisses, folks, and for some reason that escapes me completely right now – – – – there seems to be a few million voters in some of these Red States – – – – – the states where the crap I am talking about is a fact of everyday life – – – – – there are a whole horde of folks living in those states and under those conditions who (A) Don’t understand that this is what happens when people vote for right wingers or (B) Who don’t know much about how politics works and have kind of shaken their heads and said, “Oh to Hell with it! What can I do about it anyway?”
When I read stuff like I am writing about here, it dawns on me, “Yes, the right wingers like things the way they are in some of these states and they are going to move heaven and earth to make sure none of the lower wage earners ever get a higher standard of living because in the day that they do, then they become a threat to the power structure of the wealthy elite and so it goes.
The radical rightshits can argue against me on this until their gonads turn blue but their lame protestations will not change the fact that people who live in these tax repressive right wing paradises are the serfs-in-fact and their right-wing masters are damned well going to keep them that way as long as they possibly can.
It’s astounding to me how people who are supposed to be reasonably intelligent will run out to the polls and vote some of the intransigent task masters into high office when they know damned well what will happen to their best interests when they do.
I guess the next thing that happens is that some rightwad will come up with a whole bunch of charts and figures and statistics that have been invented, manipulated, changed, revised and screwed with so that the rightie defenders of deprivation can argue against what I have just written here. But it is kind of like polls, folks. Anybody with a hair up their ass over some issue can make a poll say just about any damned thing they want it to say and there are scores of vulnerable people who will swallow every word of their lies hook, line and sinker.
Well, I guess we are stuck with the right wing for at least a couple of more years now so perhaps we should all just lay back and do the best we can with whatever it is that we have left – – until we get another chance – – – if we ever get another chance – – to cast some more ballots and maybe get some things changed back to common sense and normality again.