For the past few weeks I have listened to people voice their opposition to the Health Care Reform plan that was recently passed by Congress. I don’t think that I have seen any piece of legislation garner such intense debate and outrage as this one. While watching CNN and listening to various panelists dispute the constitutionality or fairness of the bill I started wondering, are these people just now getting mad? Has everything been cool for them up to this one particular piece of legislation? The reason I ask is because for me I haven’t been happy up until this point, and furthermore, I think that our tax system is probably a lot more unfair than any healthcare legislation the Government can impose.
As a business owner, I have to pay self employment taxes. I also own Real Estate and have investments. I sat down last year and figured that close to 40% of my income went right back out of my hands due to income and property taxes, primarily income taxes. How can this be fair? As a business owner, I have employees and own commercial property, both of which we pay taxes on as well. It’s no great secret that my tax dollars have gone to fund things that I don’t agree with, and I won’t go into those things here. Shouldn’t our country reward those who provide jobs and stimulate the economy instead of taxing them to death? Let’s say I go out next year and double my income, I will almost pay in taxes the total amount of income I had this year. Does that seem fair?? I guess my question is this, why is it that everyone gets so ticked off on Health Care Reform Legislation and hasn’t said a thing about abolishing the tax system that we have had in place for years? Am I the only one frustrated by all of this?
In closing, I want to state for the record that I love my country and I do realize that taxes are necessary, my complaint is that they are excessive. I also believe that a person has a civic and biblical obligation to pay their taxes, I just don’t think that the current system is fair. Surely I can’t be the only one??