Poor people are the life’s blood of this country. They are the most valuable people in the US. The working classes are the backbone of this country so the fact that they don’t earn enough to pay taxes is a scar on this country. Without poor people, including Mexican Americans, this country would not be as great as it is.
I have been very vocal among Republicans that I don’t think someone who makes as little as I do should pay any taxes at all. I don’t think people who make less than $30,000 a year should pay any taxes. And for families with children, $100,000.
What I would like to get across is, that just because someone earns so little that she doesn’t pay taxes, doesn’t mean she’s worthless. His or her contributions to society and to this country are priceless.
I wanted to weigh in on Obamacare. People don’t know what a tremendous feat it was to get healthcare for thousands of uninsured citizens. Rich Republicans think of poverty as a choice. They don’t know poor people aren’t poor because they want to be poor.
I know the official explanation as to why we couldn’t have healthcare was because it would cost the country too much money, and half of the citizens don’t want their taxes going to a product that will be used by people who don’t pay any taxes. That was a made up excuse put forward by a few VERY LOUD people. Hate TV made it seem like it was something that was bad for the country.
Once it was passed, the rates for insurance went up, as promised by the Republicans. That was built into the revisions the Republicans proposed. I knew about that plan a year before it happened. Now the same few VERY LOUD people are complaining about that.
We need to keep working class people working. We have an obligation to look out for their health. Increasing the suffering of the poor should not be the sport of our politicians.
In truth, the old white men who rule this country from the shadows didn’t want universal healthcare because they want poor people to die. I’ve heard this over and over. That IS the real reason they want Obamacare gone. That and they didn’t want a black man to succeed, anyway.
Can you imagine making so little money that you don’t need to pay taxes? It sucks. You don’t need any additional problems. Illness is a catastrophe. It ruins your life like nothing else because there’s a domino effect.
Hoping poor people will die because they’re poor is deplorable.
A note to my fellow poor people: If an old white man tells people he will make it impossible for you to get healthcare, he will deport you if you’re brown, he won’t let brown people come to this country, he doesn’t care about poor people, he will nuke the inner cities. If he brags that he pays no taxes, and you know he tells his manual laborers and workers to sue him to get paid – VOTE AGAINST HIM. Do everything you have to, to register to vote. You have no voice if you don’t speak. Be VERY LOUD! Rise up! Vote!
Always remember – Nobody is Nobody, and, Everybody is Somebody!