Joe Biden insulted every American today with is remarks about taxes yesterday:
CANTON, Ohio — Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden on Thursday called Republican John McCain’s answers to the current economic crisis “the ultimate bridge to nowhere” and said that paying higher taxes would be patriotic for wealthier Americans.
“We want to take money and put it back in the pocket of middle-class people,” Biden said. Of those who would pay more, he said: “It’s time to be patriotic … time to jump in, time to be part of the deal, time to help get America out of the rut.”
So, the millions of Americans that are poor and middle class aren’t worthy of this “level” of patriotism, according to Joe Biden. And what about the wealthy? Since when is higher taxes (government theft of income) a prerequisite for patriotism? Patriotism is reflected more in the lives of those who have donated their time, money, and other resources to the disadvantaged. Paying higher taxes is not patriotic. It makes the wealthy a victim of theft.
Joe Biden made $2.9 million last year and only gave $900 to charity. Talk about unpatriotic.
Patriotism is not having more money forcefully taken from the wealthy and given to Joe Biden so he can spend it on government programs. Patriotism is about sacrifice and giving. Joe Biden obviously knows nothing about that. He could deliver one humdinger of a speech on how to hoard for oneself and spend other peoples’ money.
The scope of government, as outlined in the Constitution by the Founders, is to punish evil and commend good. Paying taxes for those purposes are patriotic. Beyond that, it’s theft and no amount of liberal government programs at the taxpayer expense justify an increased patriotism. Americans don’t want a government that will do everything for them. We don’t even want the government to “stand beside us,” as Michelle Obama thinks. Americans want the government to get out of our way. Just stay within the scope of the rights we the people grant you the government and nothing else. WE will stand beside the country, as the song goes, when need be.