I have to write, the Democrat vice-presidential candidate, Sen. Blowhard Joe Biden, is a treasure trove of stupidity. Every day since he has been nominated, Sen. Blowhard Biden has said something positively moronic. And today is no exception.
Sen. Blowhard Biden said that it is a patriotic duty to pay higher taxes.
That's it! Sell raising taxes as an act of patriotism!
Here is the money quote:
You got it. It's time to be patriotic, Kate, time to jump in, time to be part of the deal, time to help America get out of the rut. And the way to do that is they're still going to pay less taxes than they paid under Reagan.
The moronic answer was to CNN interviewer Kate Snow asking about the Team Obama tax policies.
So, all of us who find every way to avoid paying as much as possible to Uncle Sam, are we unpatriotic? Of course not!
But, it is not only the assertion that somehow, patriotism is measured by how much hard-earned money the American worker is going to give to the federal government.
Sen. Blowhard Biden asserts that "the rich" are going to pay less taxes than they did when Ronald Reagan was president. Once again, it is at the very least a distortion. At worst, an outright lie.
Michael Medved points out that President Reagan inherited a top marginal tax rate of 70%. That is right, 70%. When President Reagan left office, the marginal tax rate was 28%. Currently, the marginal tax rate is 35%. And, under the Obama/Biden plan, it goes up to 39.6%. I would like the economic genius that Sen. Blowhard Biden is to explain how 39.6% is less than 28%!
But, I am certain that he can not. Or maybe he would like the marginal rate to go back to 70%.
So, I will proudly write that if my patriotism is based on just bending over, letting the government take more of the money that I earned, then I AM NOT PATRIOTIC!