Let’s Jump!

When I was a kid, my mother would rhetorically ask, “If your friends jumped off a cliff, Paul, would you?”

Moot question now. My friends don’t dare jump, nor do my political enemies. Face it, Ma, nobody wants to do a swan dive off the fiscal cliff.

Except for me.

It now appears that enough House Republicans will join Democrats in voting to raise taxes on the so-called “wealthy,” thus hiking up taxes on some of my countrymen. It will do little to raise revenue, and nothing to control spending.

We taxpayers should stand together. I oppose being divided and conquered. And when they ask us to turn over Spartacus — er, the wealthy — we should each declare, “I am wealthy!”

Debt-delivering, big-spending politicians relentlessly provide us with pious pronouncements to the effect that, though we simply must stop piling up such debt and cut wasteful and out-of-control spending, because such fiscal responsibility remains unthinkable, at present, we must postpone responsibility till later.

They see the fiscal cliff and insist we climb higher.

Let’s face this fiscal cliff honestly, let’s not pretend that the acme of responsibility is funding government on the backs of the few. Besides, if there is no political will to make spending cuts today or tomorrow, why would anyone expect such backbone to miraculous appear . . . later?

I see the cliff and say, “Let’s jump!” While we can still land safely.

This is Common Sense. I’m Paul Jacob.

6 Comments so far ↓

  1. Nov
    21
    10:42
    AM
    Brian Richard Allen

    Thank G-d for your voice of sanity, Mr Jacob.

    While, meanwhile, up at our 1600 Pennsylvania Public Housing Projects, where, in just one year, 2011, they consumed $1,450,000,000.00 (yep Billion with a B) the dangerouly-dullard loathsome and fearsome Elena and Nicolae Ceausescu-cloned Comrade and Sayid Buraq Hussayn throw $5,000.00-per-head “state” soirées for several hundreds at a time of America’s and of the worlds other perilously-pernicious predatory fascists.

  2. Nov
    21
    1:15
    PM
    phybrr

    If you and your “wealthy” cohorts would all
    jump off the cliff the rest of us would be better off.
    I used to respect your contrarian opinions but
    this is going to far. Sure higher taxes on you
    wealthy crooks would not totally solve our problems but at least the rest of us sheeple
    would feel some progress has been made.

  3. Nov
    21
    3:06
    PM
    Drik

    Once the rich have been consumed and it only makes a pittance of a difference in the pending yawning chasm, who do you think they will decide to eat next?

  4. Nov
    21
    4:46
    PM
    Paulina West

    The government in Washington DC and the state governments are spending our money before we even get it.

    That is how mandates work. They break windows, then say, we have to pay for all the new windows.

    Also, I do not want to tell someone that making .01 – .09 profit per dollar is too much. And I do not want to tell someone that they must relinquish 40% to 50% of what they make. That is the violation of the minority that is hidden in the silly pathetic phrase, “tax the wealthy.” We all give up half of what we make the instant we agree to do that to only some citizens.

  5. Nov
    21
    7:57
    PM
    Drifter

    Republicans as well as Democrats who do this are enemies of the people and freedom

  6. Dec
    5
    3:40
    PM
    Jay

    BUT ” EVERYONE” WANTS TO CUT WASTEFUL SPENDING. THE ONLY PROBLEM IS, THE SPENDING AND/OR SUBSIDIES FOR THEIR (PET/SOLE) PROJECT (OR FRIENDS) IS A NECESSITY.

    RECALL: FORMER REP. CONGRESSMAN FROM CAL–HAD HIS BRIBE PRICES ON HIS BUSINESS CARDS; BUT ALL WAS FOR ” NATIONAL SECURITY:. BUSH’S UNCLE JOINING A FIRM’S BOARD AND GETTING THEIR FIRST EVER GOVERNMENT CONTRACT–$25 MILLION IF I RECALL–NO BID. ” BUT NOT BECAUSE MY NEPHEW IS PRESIDENT” SAID BUSH’S UNCLE, OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT FROM THE FIRM’S MOUTHPIECE. AND THE DEMOCRAT CONGRESSWOMAN (WATERS)–WHOSE HUSBAND GOT FEDERAL FUNDING-AS A “MINORITY” BANK. BUT THE FDIC AND THE OTHER REGULATORY AGENCIES OPPOSED IT, BUT HE GOT IT ANYHOW. THE LSIT CAN GO ON INDEFINITELY

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