How to win the argument de jour with logic and facts
'Spreading The Wealth'
What the liberal whiners say:
'I don't know why you, and Faux News are so upset over Barack Obama telling that plumber that he wants to "spread the wealth around", and help out those not doing well in this country.'
'All I know is that I'd rather get some of that money instead of Big Oil getting all the COPORATE WELFARE they get!'
'All I know is that it's finally time that the middle class gets a break in this country...the middle class is disappearing!'
Your winning, logical, reasoned arguments
1. Well, I can only speak for myself, but "spreading the wealth" as Obama put it, with the GOVERNMENT in charge of the spreading, is Marxism. I'm opposed to Marxsm in America.
2. We're back to big oil again? Let me tell you about their "corporate welfare". Last year big oil did pretty well, right? Well so did the U.S. Government, thanks to the taxes they paid. Exxon-Mobile paid $27 BILLION in taxes last year. That's as much tax from ONE COMPANY, as the bottom 50% of tax payers...one company paid in taxes, the same as 65 million people. And by the way, their adjusted gross income tax rate was 3%...Exxon's was 41%.
3. Have you ever heard of working harder? Getting more education so that you can get a higher paying job? And yes, it's true that about 10 or 11% of the middle class HAS disappeared from the middle class...BUT...that same 11% has reappeared in the upper-class.