In my fiscally irresponsible state of California, Governor Jerry Brown (D) is proposing raising taxes on people making over $250,000 a year. According to the SF Chronicle, 65% of those polled believe this is a great idea. Well No Duh useless poll and uninsightful newspaper. Most people or households don’t make more than $250,000 a year so of course they’d be for raising taxes on those income earners!
In fact, less than 5% of the population makes more than $250,000 a year, so why don’t 95%+ believe this is a great idea? The reason is because Jerry Brown has also proposed raising the sales tax by another 0.5%! Uh oh, suddenly since everybody has to pay for an increased sales tax, not everybody is for it!
Hey, what’s a 10.5% sales tax rate from the 10% now? At least you have a choice in paying taxes, whereas if you are making above a certain income level, you don’t. Let’s just raise sales taxes to 20% since rich people have a lot of money and buy way more things they don’t need anyway!