System more punitive than fair

The current administration wants to talk about fairness.

Fair; 6 a: marked by impartiality and honesty: free from self-interest, prejudice, or favoritism fair person to do business with>

6 b (1): conforming with the established rules: allowed (2): consonant with merit or importance: due fair share>

So the word is subjective and used to create divisiveness. A buzzword to generate hostility and used in the same sense against any taxpayer or non-taxpayer equally. It’s a politician’s way of covering a need for self-fulfillment. Those that foot the bill are opposed to those that benefit from it (which is apparently around 51 percent of the voting public) and vice versa.

Parasite; 1: a person who exploits the hospitality of the rich and earns welcome by flattery

3: something that resembles a biological parasite in dependence on something else for existence or support without making a useful or adequate return.

The rich don’t pay their “fair” share, yet they (the top 5 percent) pay 60 percent of the taxable revenue. They continue paying more when you look at other percentages reported by the Hoover Institute. They follow the same tax rules available to everyone, which allows 47 percent to not pay any taxes.

Where does fair begin? If Democrats are so concerned about being fair, why are they OK with those who’ve paid into Social Security and retire, have to pay taxes on Social Security if their annual income is more than $32,000 ($25,000 for single filers)? It’s bad government that taxes your income then taxes it again when you retire if you get too far above poverty. Yeah, that’s fair…. It’s being punitive actually. They only spout what they believe is best for us minions, they don’t have to worry about anything when they retire because they don’t have to live like the rest of us. They have free health care and keep their pre-retirement income. Is that fair?

Jake Conroy