A Five Percent Solution By Earl Johnson

(Hawkins’ note: I received this in my email over the week-end and liked it enough to run it. Enjoy!)

After talking to a few liberal friends I can to the conclusion that the only way to change peoples minds is to change their perspective. When talking about Obama’s tax plans don’t talk about 95%, but the 5%. I worked up the following little essay, which seems to leave people finally understanding the how silly this is.

Five percent will pay for a tax cut for 95%.
Five percent will pay for health care for all.
Five percent will pay for the bailout of the banks.
Five percent will pay for better schools.
Five percent will pay for tuition tax credit.
Five percent will pay for expanded stem cell research.
Five percent will pay for broadband access for everyone.
Five percent will pay for a “digital smart grid” (what ever that is?).
Five percent will pay for American car companies new energy efficient cars.
Five percent will pay for an expanded war in Afghanistan (10,000 more troops for Afghanistan).
Five percent will pay for the new war in Pakistan to find Osama bin Laden.
Five percent will pay for new jobs for unemployed.
Five percent will pay for better salaries for the 95%.
Five percent will pay for the new technologies for energy independence, in 10 years.
Five percent will pay for all the stimulus the economy needs.
Five percent will pay to finish building 100-year protection by 2011 for New Orleans.
Five percent will pay to lower the national dept.
Five percent will pay for restoring the Everglades.
Five percent will pay to eliminate the capital gains taxes for the small businesses and the start-ups.
Five percent will pay for new roads and bridges for the country.
Five percent will pay for tax credits for companies that create domestic jobs.
Five percent will not move their investments into tax free areas like government bonds.
Five percent will not take advantage of tax loop holes.
Five percent will not hide money.
Five percent will not raise prices they have control over to offset the taxes.
Five percent will not eliminate jobs to offset the taxes.
Five percent will not notice they have enough money that they don’t have to work anymore and just go home.
Five percent will not any way impede the government’s attempts to take their money.
Five percent will not get any representation in the new government.
Five percent will not get any thanks in the new government.

Does this make sense? Even if it worked, would be moral?

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