That is a Thomas A. Edison quote. The point is that I am discontented, you are discontented and the reason is that our government is failing us. They seek to balance their books on the backs of the working poor. They think that those who can barely afford food because they work at Walmart should shoulder the burden of an unpaid war and give away to the pharmaceuticals. I say fuck them!
To quote a great Senator, "I will be damned if we’re going to balance the budget on the backs of the elderly, the sick, the children, and the poor." They want us to fight over the scraps from their table. When is enough, truly enough. They can go Galt all they want, but without the means of production, the workers, they are nothing. You know what, I am fucking discontented, and I want progress, so things are going to change.
I don't know how to do it, and I don't know that it will work. The powers that be need to understand that they don't derive their power from their own self importance. They derive it from us. Power is derived from the consent of the governed. So if they would like to continue the charade and pretend like the capital gains tax cut and lower marginal rate of 35% is a stimulant to the economy, let them prove it. The economy didn't grow after Bush's massive giveaway, so why continue it?
On a side note, raising taxes has barely an effect on the economy. Last year Illinois raised their income tax from a three percent rate to a five percent rate (they have a flat tax enshrined in the state constitution), and yet their economy grew faster than the supposed low tax states of Wisconsin and Indiana (both not lower tax states anyhow). This says that Illinois is still doing well, and the tax increase had little discernible effect on GSP (Gross State Product).
Okay then you say, what is the problem with raising taxes on everyone if it has little effect on GNP? People go hungry you inconsiderate ass. Raising taxes on any middle or lower income families means their monthly budget is blown. Would you like them to forgo paying for power, gas, medicine, or food?
The thing of this is, taxes are going to go up next year, because there will be no "grand bargain" and the republicans will get blamed (as they should), but the economy won't suffer as much as those who have the least. And for them Mr. Boehnor, I say fuck you!
Rich people don't spend their money, they save the spoils. Giving them more to keep doesn't put it in our economy. Giving them a tax break doesn't goose our economy like giving something to people living paycheck to paycheck. Those people spend the money rather than hoard it.