Fast Approaching the Tax Tipping Point
We are approaching a time when 51% of citizens will pay no federal income tax, making it near impossible to reform the tax system.
April 24, 2010 - 12:00 am
The public was recently inundated with the news that 47 percent of American households would pay no federal income taxes for 2009 whatsoever. Yes, they still enjoy the benefits that taxpayers enjoy, like “national defense, public safety, infrastructure and education,” but they do so free of charge.
In other words, the 53% of people who pay federal income taxes not only pay their own share but the share of those who live on the government’s dole as well. And while this may come as a shock to everyday citizens who work hard, pay their bills, and treasure their independence too much to be financially beholden to anyone or anything, including the government, there is nothing about it that shocks the minds of those who planned it.
Therefore, taking up where Presidents Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Lyndon Baines Johnson left off, President Obama and his cohorts continue to push polices and legislation guaranteed to bring us to a point of no return: a point where the majority of American households pay no federal income taxes while a minority pay the taxes for everyone.
Such a point will be reached when non-taxpayers constitute 51% of our population. This is both the tipping point, beyond which substantive tax reform will become impossible, and the goal of a Democrat Party that knows dependents will always vote for those who promise the most freebies to their constituents.
It doesn’t matter that those constituents will be permanently impoverished. All that matters is that the Democrats will be in power. No wonder Rush Limbaugh has been warning his listeners that Obama is “in the process of creating and building a permanent underclass.”
This was obvious on February 17, 2009, when Obama extended unemployment benefits so as to guarantee that people who lost their jobs could look to the government for a taxpayer-funded paycheck for ten months. And to make the deal more enticing, although “unemployment benefits are normally taxed as regular income, [the bill Obama signed] … exempted the first $2,400 of unemployment from 2009 income taxes.”
In other words, not only does the great and powerful Obama provide willing citizens with an allowance on which they can live, but he also does his best to make sure that the allowance is tax free.