I grew up and lived in a country that preached and practiced communism and socialism. After 30 years of living in that environment, I don’t tolerate two things:
- Socialism with communism
More Taxes To Help Poor
Recently I’ve had a conversation with a fellow FIRE blogger ZeroDaysFinance about helping poor, free medicine and how people should be taxed more in order to do these good deeds.
You don’t need the government to take care of the people. You can do it without asking the government to take even more money from the people. And yes, all the government is well know of managing $ and thinking about the people. https://t.co/KPelk6a0z8
— The Friendly Russian (@RussianFriendly) December 19, 2017
When people talk about taxes they go bananas, on both sides of the aisle. I am amazed at how many people lose their ability to do critical thinking due to their political beliefs. I am amazed at that, both on the right and on the left. This conversation is the perfect example of that.
Government is not a charity.
Let me tell you something really simple and easy.
Taxation is not a charitable act
You don’t need to be left, right, black or white to figure that out. And so to accuse someone who doesn’t want to pay higher taxes as being uncharitable toward poor people is absolutely absurd.
A charitable act is when someone voluntarily takes money that they have owned and earned, and they give it to someone else.
Let me repeat it again, VOLUNTARILY.
If they do not do that, they don’t go to jail.
If you don’t file your tax returns, it’s a criminal act and you go to jail. Last year about 2,500 people went to jail for failing their tax returns. So, there’s nothing charitable, or loving the poor well about thinking people should be taxed more.
Government is not effective
You could be far-far on the right, or you could be Bernie Sanders, you can’t say that government is an efficient way of doing anything. Even a person with a half of the brain would agree to that.
If you want to accomplish a task, whatever task it is, you’d always accomplish the task more efficiently, more quickly, spending less money if you did anyway other than through the government. Duh…
Or you have to think that the task wouldn’t ever be done at all if the government didn’t it. That would be a reasonable way of looking at it. There are some certain tasks that wouldn’t have been done without government involvement.
More Taxes To Help Poor
Some people are going BANANAS with this idea. This idea of increasing taxes on everyone, or ANYONE is a good idea because the government is so loving and carrying about poor people is absolutely ridiculous.
Government is not carrying and loving.
Government is not efficient.
Government hardy ever gets done what is supposed to do. And if it does it didn’t do it well.
OK, maybe I’m wrong and being completely out of my mind. Name just one thing when you had to deal with a government organization and had an amazing experience. When was the last time you went to the DMV and that was WOW, or IRA, or IRS or anything?
Start with yourself
Let me help you with something, it might change your life when you start doing this. If you want to help poor people if you really want to help poor people. If you really care about children that are hungry, you really care about 52% of single moms living below the poverty level you have to understand one thing GOVERNMENT IS NOT THE WAY TO DO IT.
YOU’RE THE WAY TO DO IT.
YOU’RE THE ANSWER.
It starts with you, your generosity, your charitable giving. If every one of you, reading this or discussing raising taxes, or talking about how you want to help other people. If you start putting your money, your time and your deeds where your mouth is….
We would not need the government to do this.
But no, it’s a big NO-NO in our liberal society to think that way, you automatically become an evil conservative that doesn’t believe in higher taxes for everyone, you really hate poor people. That’s the message you will get if you start arguing this whole idea of raising taxes to “help poor people”.
And let me tell you this, I don’t care if you’re rich or poor, if you are leftist or republican. I don’t care if you are black or white. I don’t care… It’s YOUR MONEY. And they shouldn’t be taken as much as they take.
Even rich people should be allowed to keep their money.
EVEN RICH PEOPLE SHOULD BE ABLE TO KEEP THEIR OWN MONEY.
You know why? Because it ain’t yours… It’s their money. This is not socialism yet.
And poor people should be able to keep more money. It’s not yours. They need it.
Don’t disagree with anyone
I’ve been living in the States for 5 years. I came in May 2013 not speaking English, having nothing in my wallet, knowing no one in the States and having no support but God’s help and support from my lovely wife and two little kids.
I’ve seen both of the sides of the equation: I’ve seen socialism and I’ve seen capitalism. At least I have something to compare with, I have an experience. But some of you have a theory only.
You know what I’ve learned for this 5 years living in the States? Don’t you dare disagree with someone; you will be called names, you will be hated, you will be saying where you should live or more important, NOT TO LIVE.
- I’ve been told that everything I’ve achieved it’s because I’m white. That is true, I am white, you even call me a whiteneck redneck with crappy English.
- I’ve been told that everything I’ve had is out of luck.
- I’ve been called names
- I’ve been told “Get out from America, you capitalist pig”
Even during the conversation @zerodaysfinance using passive-aggressive voice suggested that I should get out of here.
If you dont want to be forced to help out the less privileged, America might not be the place for you. A large portion of your taxes go to social programs to help poor people, something that you seem to dislike
— Zero Day Finance (@zerodayfinance) December 19, 2017
How much you’ve helped?
What I also noticed is people are craving to help other people. There are a lot of folks who want to feed starving kids, who want to help and support foster kids, single moms, veterans, you name it. And this is amazing.
There’s only one problem. 99% of these people want to help using OPM – Other People’s Money.
For those of you, who want to help others I have only one question. And what’s funny is I’ve never received the answer to that question:
How much money you’ve spent helping people in need?
How much money you’ve spent this year helping the kids from the poor families go to school?
How much money you’ve spent this year feeding homeless people?
How much money you’ve spent supporting single momes?
Unlike you I have the answer to this question, it’s in my budget…
God bless your hearts.
It seems like @ZeroDayFinance read this post, and after reading it he blocked me. I love when people show their real face.