The perfect illustration of the problem between Liberals and Conservatives just happened to me yesterday.
I have a job where you have set of performance goals you HAVE TO meet. So I have a job based on my performance of THEIR goals.
And if you meet or exceed those goals every March there is a Bonus if the company was profitable and grew over the last year. (so yes, you can meet the goals and if the company is not profitable your going to get next to bubkiss).
I got my bonus yesterday.
Now a Liberal would mostly go all hardcore anti-capitalist but let’s try make this simpler than that.
Liberal: Is it “Fair” that you get a bonus and others don’t. Gee, why not lower your prices instead of giving the money to your employees so that everyone benefits in this terrible post-Bush economy.
Don’t be so greedy and selfish. Your company is just looking out for profit. 🙂
Actual Conservative: 44% Tax taken out before you even see the check. Man that sucks. Something needs to be done about that!
Liberal: 56% is plenty when you consider no one else around you gets a bonus and they have to struggle blah blah blah…
What? do you want the government to shut down and for poor people to “fend for themselves” and old people to just die in the streets because of the lack of tax money because you just want to be a greedy,selfish bastard!
Conservative: Yeah, but 44%!! Really…
See the difference. 🙂
It’s not like I’m “rich” or anything. Far From it. Solidly middle class. Actually, I make less than everyone else in my family.
But don’t worry, to a Liberal, I just want to screw the poor and the elderly because I think taxes are too high and they don’t think they are high enough.
That’s the difference.
Now “Compromise” on those polar opposites. 🙂
Senator Patty Murray, the Democratic chair of the Senate Budget Committee, finally released a budget today. Year over year, in this proposed budget, spending jumps dramatically.
For instance, from this year’s budget to next year’s proposed budget, spending would increase by $162 billion. This year, the federal government will spend $3.599 trillion; under Murray’s budget, the federal government would be on track to spend even more.
Over the next decade, spending under Murray’s budget would increase by 62 percent. Here’s a chart from the Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee detailing the increase in spending over the next decade:
As the chart shows, the budget would increase a bit each year, under the Democratic plan.
“Murray’s budget spends $2.2 trillion more in 2023 (the last year of the budget window) than the 2013 levels – a 62% increase (significantly outpacing inflation),” says a staff member on the Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee.
In an interview that aired earlier today, President Obama said, “[W]e don’t have an immediate crisis in terms of debt. In fact, for the next ten years, it’s gonna be in a sustainable place.”
Obama has not released his own budget yet. (WS)
You’d never know that the National Debt is: $16,690,614,000,000
Would you? 🙂
Liberal: When in Debt Tax More & Spend Even More
Actual Conservative: Cut Spending because we spend too much.
That’s the Difference.