- Posted July 13, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Should the rich pay more taxes?
More Taxes - Less to Charity?
“The conservatives say that big business and the big money holders are loathe to spend anything for fear of what President Obama would do. That is total bull. Big business and big money got that way on the backs and sweat of the very consumers and unemployed workers that helped build them. This country enabled their growth and success, yet, when we need them to pay it forward, they use the excuse of "what Obama might do" as a cloack over their greed and miserliness.”
As I read that, it made me think of a friend of mine and her reaction to someone who approached her to ask for diaper money one evening in the Wal-Mart parking lot. Her reaction was NO, I am not going to give you money, I already have given, I give every time I get paid by way of the tax money they take from my paycheck. She even went on to say, that I really think you ought to thank me for going to work every week so that I continue to contribute.
My opinions are not quite as harsh as my friend’s when it comes to charitable giving, but I do see her point. If the government keeps taking our money to provide for the poor, are we all still obligated to keep up the charitable giving?
By continuing to attack the rich and suggest that they are all greedy and uncaring are we saying to them, no matter what you do it will never be enough and we will always hate you? We want to tax you more and we still expect you to pony up for our favorite charities? (and we still will resent you because you are rich)
What do you think?