Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States when men were free. – Ronald Reagan
Slavery or Freedom? Government rule or self-rule? You decide.
Ever wonder what a free bailout, a free welfare program, a free healthcare system looks like?
Take a look at the tax brackets for European countries below that have been the “testing grounds” for the socialism that our present administration, is determined to pursue, to provide, and to force down the throats of unsuspecting, ill-informed, and apathetic Americans. The tyranny of our day is deceptive. On the outside modern tyranny looks nice, inviting, sensible, warm, cuddly, merciful, and generous, but on the inside – at its very core – it is slavery. An utter and abject lie, for in socialism nothing is free including the citizens. Government will tax, and tax, and tax some more to provide us with these so-called “perks”, and false benefits.
What if? What if Government acted the way it is supposed to, in a limited and fiscally responsible way. What if, citizens managed their own affairs, their own income, and through the prudence and common sense of average people, we used our personal freedoms to provide for the necessities of life. What if my severance check from my company was not taxed at the outlandish rate of 38%, and what if I could have kept that 38% to provide for our families needs instead of us filling out form after form of nonsensical Government red tape in order to get a “hand out”? What if we relied on temperance, prudence, and intelligence to create free market economies, and relied on friends, family and our faith-based communities i.e. our church – for those needs that we have that go above and beyond in cases of emergency? This is the genius of our Founders who framed a Constitution that did not enslave men to a Monarch, or a Despot, or a Government that makes us slaves of their programs and handouts.
Apathy on our part will lead to death. Indifference on our part will lead to the dismantling of the greatest form of self-rule, and Constitutional government ever devised in the history of mankind. Liberty and Virtue, freedom and religion, limited government, fiscal restraint, self-responsibility. All these make America great . All make America, and Americans, good.
How Much Does Socialism Cost?
Current European tax rates:
Income Tax: 50%
VAT: 17.5% TOTAL: 67.5%
Income Tax: 45%
VAT: 19% TOTAL: 64%
Income Tax: 40%
VAT: 19.6% TOTAL: 59.6%
Income Tax: 40%
VAT: 25% TOTAL: 65%
Income Tax: 45%
VAT: 16% TOTAL: 61%
Income Tax: 42%
VAT: 20% TOTAL: 62%
Income Tax: 55%
VAT: 25% TOTAL: 80%
Income Tax: 54.3%
VAT: 25% TOTAL: 79.3%
Income Tax: 52%
VAT: 19% TOTAL: 71%
Income Tax: 58%
VAT: 25% TOTAL: 83%
Income Tax: 53%
VAT: 22% TOTAL: 75%
If you’ve started to wonder what the real costs of “socialism” are going to be, take a look at the tables. As you digest these mind-boggling figures, keep in mind that in spite of these astronomical tax rates, these countries are still not financing their social welfare programs exclusively from tax revenues! They are deeply mired in public debt of gargantuan proportions. Greece has reached the point where its debt is so huge it is in imminent danger of defaulting….. which is the reason the European economic community has intervened to bail them out. If you’re following the financial news, you know Spain and Portugal are right behind Greece .
The United States is now heading down the same path. The “VAT” tax listed above is the national sales tax that Europeans pay. Stay tuned because that is exactly what you can expect to see the Obama administration proposing after the fall elections. The initial percentage in the United States isn’t going to be anywhere near the outrageous numbers you now see in Europe. But the current VAT numbers in Europe didn’t start out as outrageous either. They started out as miniscule—rightaround the 1% or 2% where they will start out in the United States. Magically however, they ran up over the years to where they are now. Expect the same thing here.
It may be time to rethink the ‘American Dream’ idea: You know.. the notion that with hardwork and perseverance, anybody can get ahead economically here. Do you think that can ever happen with tax rates between 60% and 80%? Think again. With the government taking that percentage of your money, your life will be exactly like life in Europe . You will never be able to buy a home. You will never buy a car. You will never send your children to college. Let’s not shuffle the battle cry of the socialists under the rug either. It’s always the same cry. “Equalize” income. “Spread the wealth” to the “poor” (whoever they are). “Level” the economic playing field. Accomplish that and everything will be rosy.
It’s time to take a really hard look at reality. Greece is a perfect example. Despite the “socialism” system that has ruled this country for decades, with a 65% tax rate, they are drowning in public debt, would have defaulted without hundreds of billions in bailout money, and still. . .20% of their population lives in “poverty.” What has all that “socialism” money bought, besides ultimate power for the politicians running the show? Do you think these people are “free”? They’re not. They are slaves to their economic “system.”
People, we are at a tipping point in America . We all know it. Turn this around right now or our children, and grandchildren will be massing in the streets of this once-great country, just as the people of Greece now are. Economic slavery is slavery, just the same. Carefully and deeply consider what it takes to throw off the yoke of slavery, once it takes hold and settles over your neck.
Life is not the way it’s supposed to be.. It’s the way it is…. The way we cope with it, is what makes the difference.
In the spirit of the Declaration of Independence, and in a cry for all citizens and patriots to realize what is becoming of our country… do something.
Here is where you can start. Start now. If not for your sake, for your children.
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