Do we want government deciding what's fair?

2013-03-18T00:00:00Z Do we want government deciding what's fair?
March 18, 2013 12:00 am

President Barack Obama continually manipulates our emotions by stirring up resentment for the wealthy and demanding that they pay their "fair share." But who determines what's fair? The federal government? In a free nation?

The top 5 percent of American wage-earners — "the rich" that Obama encourages us to hate — pay 61 percent of all federal income taxes, while the bottom 47 percent pay absolutely nothing! Isn't that "fair" enough?

Apparently not, since many Americans gleefully voted for Obama so he would sock the rich with new taxes.

But what happens when the government decides your own lifestyle and your possessions — your car, SUV, house, etc. — are somehow unfair to the people who have less? No problem. New regulations, taxes and penalties will force you to downgrade so everyone is playing on a "level field."

That's called social justice in Obama's America.

- Jim Sheehan, Hammond

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