Why Rmoney's Tax Returns Matter
"If you have nothin' to hide, you have nothin' to worry about..."
Hasn't that been the refrain of so-called conservatives since they rammed the PATRIOT Act down our throats in the wake of 9/11? "It's OK if the gubmint looks up your butt because if you ain't a terrist, you ain't got nothin' to worry about no how." That's pretty much how it goes when they want to spit in the face of the Framers and wipe their rotund asses with our sacred Constitution.
But Gawd forbid someone who wants to be the leader of us all release his tax returns, as have all presidential candidates for... well, at least for the past 30 years or so. We should trust Willard "Mitt" Rmoney when he tells us, he's paid "at least 13 percent" for the past ten years. Just take his word for it.
Yeah, Willard, and the entire U.S. Women's Olympic Gymnastics squad has pledged their virginity to me, CharlieHipHop. Just take my word for it. Hell, I took theirs!
No, Willard, it doesn't work like that. We don't believe you, and even if we did, it would still show what an abject asshole you are. You've paid 13 percent? Oh, boo hoo. I've paid more than that, and I don't make (let me get out my calculator) 1 percent of what you make -- not even close if my calculations are correct.
That is what is wrong with this country! Rich assholes take their entitlements in the form of ridiculously low tax rates on their ridiculously high incomes.
When somebody collects Medicare or Social Security that they've paid into for their whole lives, that's an entitlement in the eyes of WIllard and his ilk. An entitlement is a bad thing in their world.
Well, fuck your entitled ass, Willard!
You aren't entitled to shit. You have delivered not one cent worth of value to this economy. You are nothing short of a parasite sucking the wealth of this society, ripping us all off and getting away with it because, unfortunately, the American people are either stupid or lazy as hell. We take this shit, and it's a good thing for you and your ilk that we do. You keep at it, though, and your necks will feed the (famished) guillotines faster than you can say, "Give Medicare dollars to private ripoff insurance companies and their vastly overpaid C-level executives!"
Remember the Clinton years, when we had prosperity? We had that because Clinton raised taxes on the richest Americans. Shit went downhill when Bush gave more of the People's money to the parasite class. You've been redistributing our wealth upward for 12 years, and that's what's wrong with this country.
Why won't Willard M. Rmoney release his tax returns? I'll tell you why: Because he doesn't want you to see how little he contributes in relation to those of us who actually work and produce for a living. He doesn't want to have the
most obvious conversation in the world!
You know the conversation, the one that begins, "Gosh, the deficit sure has ballooned since Bush gave Willard Rmoney and his rich buddies all those hundreds of billions of dollars in tax breaks. Maybe we should think about balancing the budget by asking them to pay a few measly more percentage points before we start talking about cutting benefits for old people and poor people and young people just getting started in life. Maybe we should kick Paul Ryan and his Tea Party of Treason the FUCK out of our Congress and put the grownups in charge again."
That's why Rmoney's tax returns matter. Because if he released them, it would force us to have that conversation. It would force us to look the OBVIOUS, GROWN-UP solution in the face: Ask the rich to pay their fair share, and maybe, just maybe, we'll get back to the sort of fiscal responsibility and prosperity that we had during the Clinton years.
Coming up next: We shall compare Obama's performance -- even hamstrung by a retarded, crazed Tea Party of Treason Congress -- to that of his predecessor, the Evil One.