"Paying Your Fair Share" is a License to Steal

I’m always willing to give people the benefit of the doubt. I realize that not everybody knows everything. But people who claim to be journalists, even those who are opinion columnists, are usually educated people. Most of them went to college.

I realize that a lot of smart people go to college and come out ideologically stupid. When you have so much invested in an ideology, it’s painful to give it up. In some cases, it costs to give it up. Talk to some young conservatives in Hollywood – if you can find them. Many keep their politics quiet for fear of losing casting calls.

Then there are the politicians. If they really believe that the rich are not paying their so-called “fair share,” then they are either misinformed or corrupt. Rep Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) writes the following in a USA Today opinion piece titled "GOP Plan Fails the Fairness Test":

“When the American people re-elected President Obama last month, they sent an unmistakable message to Washington. The wealthiest among us should pay their fair share and protect benefits that American families rely on.”

This is class warfare of the worst kind because it assumes a moral and constitutional foundation for the premise.

Mr. Ellison took an oath to uphold the Constitution. I want Mr. Ellison  to tell me where in the Constitution it says that when a majority of people vote for a President that the State can steal from people and give the stolen money to other people, in the name of what you maintain are “protect[ted] benefits that American families rely on.”

When did confiscating people's property become fair? Why not pass out "Pay Your Fair" badges to elected officials. Any time some a politician needs extra money for a program that will get him reelected, all he needs to do is flash his "Fair Share" badge and take money from us. That's what Mr. Ellison is advocating since a majority of voters have said this is what they want done.

I want to know who gets to define what constitutes a “fair share.” The “fair share” narrative is used for the 51 percent of Americans who are (1) ignorant, (2) low information voters (misinformation voters), and (3) those who have larceny in their hearts. These people want the government to steal for them. It keeps them from feeling guilty.

The facts don’t lie. The so-called rich are already paying the majority of taxes. An increase in the amount that Democrats and their lobotomized 51 percent want the rich to pay will not affect the debt or the deficit one percentage point. The new money raised will either go to new programs or will be flushed down the regulatory toilet.

Here are the facts

Taxes paid by highest incomes:

  • The top 1% pay 22.7% of taxes.
  • The top 10% pay 50% of taxes.
  • The top 20% pay 65.3% of taxes.
  • The top 40% pay 84.3% of taxes.

Taxes paid by lowest incomes

  • The bottom 20% pay 1.1% of taxes.
  • The bottom 40% pay 6.1% of taxes.

The real problem is the size and scope of the Federal Government. Ellison needs the money from the top earners (who are fewer in number) to buy the votes of low-income voters to keep him and his fellow confiscators in power. It's not about fairness; it's about control. Ellison and his ilk want to make the United States a colony of the Democrat Party.

A July 2012 Congressional Budget Office report “found the bottom 20 percent of American earners paid just three-tenths of a percent of the total tax burden, while the richest 20 percent paid 67.9 percent of taxes.”


  • DontTreadOnMe11

    Taxes are not the only form of "legalized" theft. Inflation is a worse kind of theft. It affects the people that can afford it the least. It affects the poor and elderly that are on fixed incomes.

    • Screeminmeeme

      DTOM11....So true and it's going to get a whole lot worse before all is said and done.

  • Screeminmeeme

    Excellent article.

    I swear you could show these statistics to the 51 % of Obamazombies who bought into the lie of collectivism and they would just nod their empty heads, and without a blush, continue holding out their hands for THEIR ''fair share'' of the hard-won income of more industrious, productive fellow citizens.

    Note: Keith Ellison, the first Muslim member of Congress, like many serious Muslims, has an agenda that includes seeing America weakened and vulnerable. In his run for Congress, he was heavily supported by CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations), Wahhabists, Farrakhans's Nation of Islam, and Muslim Brotherhood.

    We know that the Muslim Brotherhood's stated goal is the destruction of the West from within, with America being the main country in its crosshairs.

    While denying that he is working hard on the Islamization of this country, Omar M. Ahmad founder of CAIR said:

    'Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Quran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America , and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth.''

    CAIR and Ellison both have used the victim narrative to help advance the acceptance of Islamic influences within our government. Infiltration by Quran-obeying Muslims is one of the major objectives of the MB and many other pro-Islamic groups, and they are succeeding.

  • Uptite

    Whatever happened to the American Dream? Work hard, sacrifice, investing wisely and someday it will pay off...but now that will he held against you as your hard work is expected to pay for those who have no desire to accomplish that dream. What a Country!

    • Screeminmeeme

      Uptite....The American dream has become the American nightmare. Only problem is that we will never be able to wake up from it as long as Obama and all the other progressive/Marxists are in control of things.

      • Uptite

        I agree wholeheartedly...we will never be the same!

        • larebare

          Think positive get rid of that defeatist thinking.

      • de

        Egypt enslaved the Israelis PRAY change can be good

        • http://www.facebook.com/kyle.ortz Kyle Ortz

          Lincoln freed the slaves, Obama enslaves the free.

    • PYPYPY

      The American Dream has turned into the American Nightmare. why are fat cats leftist (Unions) and Moore using tax payers $$$ to fund and make their propaganda films. If they believe is "fair share" then use their own $$$ to "spread the wealth", but no, what is theirs is theirs, and what is yours is to be "shared"

    • ConfusedAmericanCitizen

      Successful dreamers can t win for losing. They are looted if they produce and then defamed it they give up and don't produce or move on. The dream now appears to be to remain mediocre enough to be able to keep some of what you earn.

    • question ...

      Nothing new on the horizon ..deficit spending is the same as taxation without representation ...

      It appears that by subsidicing fracting ( extraction of natural gas from the earth ) will fuel the economy enough to have full employment by 2020 and that there will be a 6% annual growth rate starting 2013 ! or is that just a PR move to sell Americans & non Americans a technology that is both environmentaly devestating and economicaly suicidal ?

      • Uptite

        Fuzzy Math! Going with the latter...PR move!

    • Kitty

      Whatever happened to morality and honesty? Do you want to ask Madoff's victims this question of yours first or all the other millions ripped off and exploited for a few to have the so called American Dream? This country was built on genocide and grand theft. America is in debt not only fiscally but morally. Most of your millionaires did not get there working hard, they got there murdering, enslaving and stealing. Everything in life is a cycle. The chickens are now coming home to roost and a bunch of criminals want to complain about what they took being given back. Until Americans can get real about reality besides what they see on tv and make amends for their terrible, disgusting criminal past, this country will not be able to move forward.

      • Uptite

        HuH" My Millionaires"?? Pipe Down Clown!...Have a glass of wine, take a deep breath, relax!! I'm not rich, never have been, never will be, just a middle class, Independent and have the utmost contempt for Madoff and all his deceptions. With regard to "most of the rich" are you to state here that there are no Americans that worked hard for what they have today? Are you trying to tell the "American Dream is a fallacy, concocted up by the thieving Republicans of this Country; because if that's your stance, you have proven my point - You are part of the problem Kitty- meow-meow! Good luck with that stance!!

      • Uptite

        What's the matter, cat got your tongue?
        Just like a typical, DEM...
        create an argument and run away!

  • TaxesArentTheft

    "Here are the facts" No, there are a couple of facts, with many more different facts missing.

    Always so simple over here. Never so simple in the real world.

    You people are very useful idiots.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000393158131 Dave Rhodes

      Then supply the facts.

    • DontTreadOnMe11

      Then please fill us in on why we're useful idiots. Instead of making a comment that says nothing, please fill us in with your wisdom.

      • TaxesArentTheft

        The only wisdom that people need when viewing godfatherspolitics is to know that godfatherspolitics is completely one-sided and presents only information that is beneficial to their current argument (complaint usually).

        Why don't you go look up for yourself how much money the top earners are making, how much of the growth in the economy has benefited those at the top rather than those at the bottom.

        Or you can keep pretending that "class warfare" (on which you seem to side with the most powerful) is a bad thing and that all that money those people have was honestly earned, and in no way earned on the backs of a bunch of wage slaves.

        Please, give me some American Dream trope about how we can all be in the 1%

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004623030332 Jim David

        Well, for one thing, think about what those stats in the article are actually saying. They are saying that wealthy people have more money, and thus more of our total taxes come from wealthy people. Isn't that exactly what a "percentage" means? Think about it.

        • DontTreadOnMe11

          So what does that have to do with my comment that inflation is worse?

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004623030332 Jim David

          Um, nothing. It has to do with things not being so simple as presented here. For the simple-minded, maybe, but not simple.

  • Gdrake

    Once a little time passes and not much is done to the debt because they won't even collect nearly enough then they will come for the rest of the middle class. These idiots that voted for him will have a nasty surprise as they will be robbed as well . I can't wait to see the look on their faces!!!

  • http://twitter.com/Unfairtrade Buck Swayne

    We're all in this together. To build a great country, we need smart healthy people to work, innovate, and drive this country forward, along with investment dollars to seed ideas and help them grow. Many of our future innovators and success stories are currently poor or facing health issues that will affect their future. You think of it as "stealing" when the rest of America thinks the rich just wants to horde success and keep it for themselves. How entitled! The rich want all the benefits of living in a great country, and think they should give nothing back to make it better. They think they did it on their own. The rest of America sees this as arrogance.

    Take some pride in your accomplishments, get some real Patriotism, and help America grow. Vote for infrastructure improvements that lead to healthy, educated population. Don't simply take care of your own children. The rest of the country will begin to listen to you.

  • Phil185

    Being Ellison is a Muslem, what would you expect, this from a man who belives in the Religon of racism, hatred rape and murder, all in the name of Allah. Islam is the perfect religion for dictators and Kings, as Obama knows well. As for taxes, it's simple really, a flat 15% period, with only three deductions, health care cost, ones mortgage and finally charitable deductions. Everyone pays the same rate, it's equal and fair.

  • Oops!

    Naturally, DeMar DeLiar would rather promote the myth that those who are the wealthier 2% are being robbed, and their money is being given to those who are poor or middle class. The fact is that while I'm fortunate enough to be in the upper 2%, I care more about my taxes going to the insatiable military-industrial complex, the outrageous subsidies for the oil companies, and that portion of my money that goes to support the "red" states that contribute a good deal less than they get back from the federal government. I'd much prefer to see my tax dollars going to the Centers For Disease Control, FEMA for disaster relief, the FAA to keep our skies and airlines safe, etc., etc. When a myth is passed on by someone who believes it's true, it's still a myth. But when someone passes on a myth they know isn't true, then it's a lie...and the person who passes it on is a liar of the worst sort. And that describes DeMar DeLiar!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004623030332 Jim David

      Funny how that indisputable fact never gets mentioned here: Blue states pay more in taxes than they receive back. Red states receive more in federal assistance than they pay for in taxes...all the while frothing at the mouth about supporting the "Libs" and minorities, and being taxed to death. It's ridiculous.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Frank-Martinez/1459211926 Frank Martinez

    Robin Hood and his merry thugs...

  • Beepster

    Hmmm, is Ellison another one of those Reps that think Guam is going to tip over upside down??? I think his ignorance is showing!!!

  • bjl

    Apparently the President "DOES NOT" believe "RESPONSIBLITY MATTERS". Americans are the losers. Whatever happened to the American Dream! I feel sorry for future generations.

  • JennieWalsh

    I think that all the corrupt and evil, lying and thieving politicians and bureaucrats who vote for and set up all the UNconstitutional and ILLEGAL communist/socialist

    programs, bureaucracies, agencies should be the ones to pay for OUT OF THEIR OWN POCKETS the costs of these ILLEGAL operations. They are the ones who PROFIT from them.

    Milton Friedman, economist, said that if the poor actually received all the money that is supposedly given to them, they would be rich. Government "Charity" is nothing more than a devious RACKETEERING RIP-OFF SCAM.

    The government keeps 2 SETS OF BOOKS! One for the public to see and one for the criminals in government to see.

    See: youtube.com/user/cafr1 ----------- and follow the links, to see what goes on behind the scenes in the government's criminal cartel. See it for yourself, before the criminals in government shut down the internet. Censorship of the internet is one of their many current plots and schemes.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Victor-Barney/100000502045724 Victor Barney

      THEY TEND TO ALL BE "DEMOCRATS" & EASILY RE-ELECTED! HELLO?

  • notislam

    Since Mr . Ellison is a believer in the Koran he signals that he is part of the belief system that works for Islam and lets the people stay way back there in ignorance and NO EDUCATION. The loss of education is the gain for the Islamists. - especially for terrorists because they blindly follow the dictates for the "religion of peeeace " which it is not. They want to make almost all people become poor and ignorant -and follow the dictates of those of Germany in WWll. The liberals in this country do not get the point for the work-ethic and blindly follow the guy in the WH who focuses on the dictates of THE COMMON CORE FOR EDUCATION.
    Find out more on--www.truthinamericaneducation.org

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Terry-Riney/1079046734 Terry Riney

    And if 99% of the income tax is used to pay the interest on the national debt to the federal reserve we have ALL been lied to and taken advantage of. Rich or poor. It is time to disbanded the Federal Reserve and their collection agency the IRS. Then there would not be this division of Americans. And can you imagine how many people would be able to get jobs if all of this stolen money were allowed to stay with the individual to use. How many US businesses would come back from overseas and employee Americans again. The Federal Reserve is the biggest rip off con in the history of the world.

  • rivahmitch

    As Jefferson suggested "the tree of liberty" needs periodic fertilization. "Is life so dear or peace so sweet" is the question each must answer. Semper Fi! KTNN!

  • Bobseeks

    Fair share means equal share. I say that we divide the cost of government be the number of people in the US and that everyone pays the same. That is the only way we will ever get the parasitic vermin of the democrat party to pay their fair share. Once theses moochers see what our corrupt, evil, wasteful government costs, they will join the Tea Party.

  • larebare

    Obama was not relected with some phony mandate to tax to top wage earners he was put in the presidency as a result of massive fraud, and he has not even proven that he is elligible for the office, and he isn't calling all the shots anyway he is somebodys puppet. The whole mess needs to be straightened out somehow and this country needs to get back on track.

  • ladyceo

    The rich should pay their "fair share" is nothing more than a feel good Democratic slogan to promote class warfare! Why do they need more money anyway?? These irresponsible politicians spend OUR hard earned money like drunken sailors and now they have their hand out for more.So, they figure, let's go after the "rich" because the "poor" people will really go for that, when all the while all they want is more money to spend because it has been stated that this "tax the rich their fair share" will support the government for only 8 days! What a bunch of BS! We need to tell these politicians to stick it where the sun don't shine!!!!

  • gypsy314

    I agree pay your fair share everyone should do so. I say 10% flat tax for everyone and this nonsense of cliff crap is nothing more then scare tricks the democrats use tax increase is tax increase nothin more or less. It should be for everyone not just the wealthy. If you do not pay taxes in then you should not get a refund period. If you do then again democrats buying your favor. So everyone should pay a fair share across the board 10% and no refunds at the end of the year balance the budget do awy with some over head government employees would be a good start.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PEU4YJIHPGSW3CFWZ5UAHPZUKU Darrell B

    It turned into the 'socialist nightmare'; " Is it fair to the 47% who don't pay any taxes that the 53% who do aren't paying 'their fair share'?"

  • http://www.survivingurbancrisis.com/ Silas Longshot

    Aye, there's the rub..... just what inhell is a 'fair share' and who decides that? They will not stop with bleedin' the rich dry, EVERYBODY's taxes will go up, with either plain new taxes or the 'hidden' ones that keep the typical democrat wondering why they never seem to have enough money.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Victor-Barney/100000502045724 Victor Barney

    Like it or not America has the MOST RACIST President since Wilson, who HATED ALL BLACKS! Now, we have his proto-type, only this time a black man who HATES ALL WHITES, & WORSE, EVEN HIS OWN WHITE MOTHER! No! Not because she's a MARXIST, FROM A MARXIST FAMILY, BUT ONLY BECAUSE SHE IS "WHITE!" Duh! & "WOMEN ALONE" VOTED FOR THE "ONLY" LEADER OF U.S. EVER PREDICTED IN SCRIPTUREi.e., Deuteronomy 17:15 calls HIM the "FORBIDDEN FOREIGNER" & HE IS THE "ONLY" NON-ANGLO-SAXON EVER TO RULE OVER ANGLO-SAXONS in 6,000 YEARS & OF THEIR OUR WOMEN'S ACCORD! WELCOME TO ADAM'S WORLD MEN, EVEN "BEFORE" THE 1ST MURDERER WAS EVER BORN! OUCH!

  • RICARDO36

    Since when do muslim's tell or seek the truth?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2BZHO5ROO7QRRX6CJJJEBUBQPY Tim

    Ellison is another Muslim, Black POS that believes the "fair share" is you paying your taxes and then paying for your counterpart in the ghetto.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/POGMYDSWLFZEOWLZFQT32WZZNM Sue

    Ellison is a Muslim andthe Muslims donot believe in the Constitution.They use parts of it to their advantage andthe rest of it against us. Since when was being successful a crime? I am sick of the Dems and their "outrage" They areplentyrich. Liberals are moochers voting for looters who steal from producers. Who gets to decide how much money is too much money for aperson tohave?Dems are stopping otherswhowant to getrich from getting that way.Everytime they raise therates onthe small business they cause job losses which hurts everyone down the line.They all havetheir wealth in Congress, they don't want anyone else to get any and if they have any, they want to take it away. The founders would be spinning in their graves if they knew what is going on now. Dems hold themselves asbeing thechampions of the poor and the blackandall they have done is keep them on the Democratic Plantation, and they aren't smart enough to see it. The oneswho do see it, Herman CAin, Allen West, Thomas Sowell, Mia Love, Charles Paine, they are demonized by the Dems,callthem house n s, or any other offensive names, the Dems have kept on with the plan ofMargaret Sanger of Planned Parenthood in eugenics, the erasure of a race and have aborted untold millions of black babies and these black women are too mesmerizedby the goodies given away bytheDEms instead of the planned eugenics of their race and their useful idiocy in going along with it. Instead of standing upand being strong and incharge of their own lives, they let theracist Democratic Party erase them fromthe planet and help them. Shameful. Talk about the war on women.Democrats are waging the war on black women and babies and these black womendo not see it.

  • newyorker

    OBAMA JUST WANTS HARD WORKING WHITE PEOPLE TO PAY MORE !!!!

  • Public_Citizen

    I have repeatedly asked what constitutes a "fair share" and have never gotten a measurable, quantifiable answer from any advocate of the "rich paying their fair share".
    I am becoming increasingly convinced that the only solution is to allow the entire system to collapse from the weight of its own corruption.

  • aurora9

    I think that this is the Ellison who is a muslim. His rants about fairness are a ruse. He's just part of the socialists/commie/muslims who are stealing our money in the name of 'fairness.' Then our government gives the bucks to the UN, the middle-east and buys guns for our enemies. Where is the fairness for the American public? All of us should agree to protest paying any taxes until the management of our great nation can be wisely and rightfully handled.

  • ARMYOF69

    When this dictator has taken away all our working folk's wealth, what will he want then?
    YOU, the morons that voted for this POS, will have to live on potatoes, drink vodka to keep you warm, and use a donkey to get you around.
    ME...I shall be on a beach in South East Asia, or on an island in the Med , eating fresh fish and fruits. SKREWYOUOBAMAIDIOTS.

  • TLady62

    They just want to turn America into a monarchy where the peasants are footing the bill for the King and his Court.

  • Tired of Paying

    Fair share my a**. 50.4% of us pay Fed. Income Taxes, while the rest sponge off us. What's fair abou that? COMMUNISM! You BHO voters will se what you get, when our money is gone.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_C5ZHCQLKIVQPLQVJZHPGZXW4OI Robert Osborn

    Yes, I agree that most businesses do pay their fair share, I said most because there is one business that I know of that is Totally Privately Owned and a For profit Business which takes in Billions of dollars annually on the backs of the American Taxpayers using our own treasury Department as their collection agency. That Business that is Privately Owned is the Federal Reserve itself. This is the only known business in America that rakes in huge Profits on the Interest payments made to them by our Treasury Department from the taxes collected, and this money, this Interest payments on Government Loans is pure Profit, but the Federal Reserve itself is Exempt from paying taxes on its profits.

    That's correct, the Federal Reserve is itself the only known Privately Owned and Operated Business in America that is Exempt from taxes on it's profits, yet Obama never mentions the Federal Reserve in his discussions and Nationally Televised speeches he has made about people and Corporations and the Rich paying their "Fair Share" of Taxes. And the many speeches he has made demonizing the Rich or Wealthy, but for some reason or another he kinda left out the Owners and Managers of the Federal Reserve.

  • Jude O'Connor

    Google::::::::::..amount of staff for Congress..............you won't believe it's over 23,000.