Sunday, March 27, 2011
Arizona Sux -- Again
Jeebus, what is wrong with these people?
The latest news out of the Idiocrat Secessionist State of Arizona is the Reactionary Rightist movement toward imposing a flat income tax.
Good idea, hm? Been yabbered about for ages. It's been the principal cause of the redoubtable Steve Forbes (is he still alive?) for years and years, and now that the Rs have such a stunning majority in the ISS of Arizona, by cracky, they're gonna impose it on the peeps.
Sounds like a plan.
Here's what it would do:
Looks like such a good idea, doesn't it?
Increase income taxes substantially on those making less than $100,000 a year, and reduce income taxes on those making more.
That's the way it's supposed to be, yes?
Taxes, being punishment and all, are supposed to reward success and punish failure. Simple. Anybody can understand that. And anybody who is scraping by on less than $100,000 a year is obviously a failure and deserves to be punished by being forced to pay double, triple, quadruple, or tens of thousands of percent more in income taxes than before, while those making more than the cut-off amount that determines success or failure deserve to be be rewarded with lower and still lower income tax obligations amounting to a 45% cut at the top.
This is alleged to provide incentives to the well-off to create "jobs" for the failures.
This is beyond absurdity, but there you are. It is Arizona, and there is no reasoning with these people; there is only Power and its application. They do not reason, they cannot think, they are strangers to consideration.
After all, Sheriff Joe took his tanks -- and Steven Segal-- out to round up a suspected cockfighter and had his people kill the chickens while he was at it. All in a day's work in Arizona.
These people are crazy. Out of their fucking minds.
Unconsciously hilarious. But extremely dangerous to consciousness everywhere.
Myself, I would just as soon let them secede, along with Texas and anyplace else that wants to go. Or I'd be happy to sell these reprobate states back to Mexico for a dollar.
I mean, come on. In Texas, which has at least as great a budget deficit as California, the answer to their financial dilemma is to make things worse, exponentially. By driving down wages and benefits further, forcing more and more Texans into poverty they will increase tax revenues. They're insane. But that's the way it is, and there is no reasoning with them. They believe what they believe and no amount of "evidence" will convince them otherwise.
At some point I think you just have to say "Let them go." And be done with them. Their redemption may come one day, but by then, we'll all be dead.