I dont know where you cut and pasted that out of, but no amount of propaganda is going to fool smart middle income people into paying more taxes and getting less benefits while high income people are given a pass.
No amount of verbal acrobatics is going to sell your bill of goods. Even most high income people agree that our taxes must go up no less than mere mortals.
Where do you see (propaganda) anything about the middle class being fooled into paying more taxes and getting less benefits in the above post, from raybans2 ? The middle class or the rich does not qualify for any of the benefits. I also think that you did not search and self educate yourself on this topic as per rayban2's well written post.
I challenge you to go to the IRS stat page and see if you can come up with a balanced budget solution that does not include large cuts. All the data is there and it doesn't take a whole lot of effort to come to same realization that most anyone who has gone there comes to. We are spending too much. But then if you rather not understand the facts then don't go there. Based on some of your previous comments I'm convinced that you will not like what you discover. So maybe you will be happier if you don’t. It's your choice to make.
I ask you this. When a person understands the truth and then continues to keep saying things that contradict the facts, what does that make him? Maybe you are better not to go there. It's much easier to have a clear conscious when you don't know what you are saying isn't true. But then, that assumes that someone has a conscious. Many are so invested in their ideology that they simply don't care. They would rather jump off a cliff.
And may are so selfish that they would rather crash the entire economy so long as they get theirs. And most people that fit the last category have convinced themselves that this could never happen even though they haven’t a clue if it could or could not because imagining that it can't suits them emotionally. Even with all that is going on around the world today it’s not enough to get them to take notice. And that’s basically because they don’t want to know if they don't like what it says.
Thats all good and well but you need to keep up with events.
In place is a mechanism that switches on in January that will curb 7.3T of deficit in 10 years through increased revenue and decreased spending. This is more than Simpson-Bowles asked for, and most fear it will create a recession.
The consensus is, we only need to curb the deficit more in line with Simpson-Bowles by about 4.5T in 10 years.
There are negotiations now to do the 4.5T. You and Reitsrus want to excuse high income people from those negotiations
To that end you post your 'Tax the Poor' screed here. You cant tax whats not there.